Barsur Nagar Panchayat, with population of 6636 is Gidam sub district's the least populous nagar panchayat located in Gidam sub district of Dakshin Bastar Dantewada district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Barsur nagar panchayat is 27 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 243 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Barsur Ward No 10 is the most populous ward with population of 1041 and Barsur Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 249.

Nearest railway station is Geedam Gram Gugada which is 27 km far from here. Gidam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 22 km. District head quarter of the city is Dantewada which is 34 km away. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 402 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1475.6 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 6636 people, among them 3239 (49%) are male and 3397 (51%) are female. 41% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 56% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barsur nagar panchayat is 13%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 1488 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barsur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,636 2,693 202 3,741 830
Male 3,239 1,353 109 1,777 395
Female 3,397 1,340 93 1,964 435

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Not Stateds which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1054 in Not Stateds are 1067.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barsur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,636 6,518 18 32 3 2 1 0 62
Male 3,239 3,173 12 19 3 1 1 0 30
Female 3,397 3,345 6 13 0 1 0 0 32

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 20.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5488. Female population growth rate of the city is 21% which is 0.1% higher than male population growth rate of 20.9%. General caste population has decreased by -2.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -69.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 81.2% and child population has increased by 7.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barsur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20.9% -2.6% -69.3% 81.2% 7.7%
Male 20.9% -4.4% -66.4% 89% 8.5%
Female 21% -0.7% -72.1% 74.6% 6.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1049 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 990, in schedule caste is 853 and in schedule tribe is 1105. There are 1101 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barsur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 37 -175 -92 -17
2011 1049 990 853 1105 1101
2001 1048 953 1028 1197 1118

Literacy

Total 4052 people in the city are literate, among them 2309 are male and 1743 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barsur is 70%. 81% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barsur

Total Male Female
Change 11.5% 8.9% 13.9%
2011 69.8% 81.2% 58.8%
2001 58.3% 72.3% 44.9%

Workers profile

Barsur has 41% (2707) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 32% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 24% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barsur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.8% 21.8% 19% 59.2%
Male 50.3% 36.4% 13.9% 49.7%
Female 31.7% 7.9% 23.8% 68.3%