Malajkhand Municipality, with population of about 34 thousand is Baihar sub district's only municipality located in Baihar sub district of Balaghat district in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Malajkhand municipality is 80 km2. Population density of the city is 425 persons per km2. There are 24 wards in the city, among them Malajkhand Ward No 23 is the most populous ward with population of 2266 and Malajkhand Ward No 09 is the least populous ward with population of 877.

Nearest railway station is Balaghat which is 90 km far from here. Baihar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 23 km. District head quarter of the city is Balaghat which is 90 km away. Bhopal is the state head quarter of the city and is 531 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 944.6 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 30.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17.7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 34 thousand people, among them about 17 thousand (49%) are male and about 17 thousand (51%) are female. 56% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 37% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Malajkhand municipality is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 7386 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Malajkhand

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34,176 19,192 2,363 12,621 4,011
Male 16,907 9,658 1,176 6,073 2,055
Female 17,269 9,534 1,187 6,548 1,956

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 7% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1021 in Muslims are 1003

Religion wise population 2011 - Malajkhand

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 34,176 30,053 1,835 318 40 798 88 1,001 43
Male 16,907 14,873 916 158 22 388 43 483 24
Female 17,269 15,180 919 160 18 410 45 518 19

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 5.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 32 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 6.9% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of 4.7%. General caste population has decreased by -0.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 6.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.7% and child population has decreased by -11.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Malajkhand

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.8% -0.4% 6.6% 16.7% -11.5%
Male 4.7% -1% 4.5% 15.4% -9.5%
Female 6.9% 0.3% 8.7% 17.9% -13.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1021 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 987, in schedule caste is 1009 and in schedule tribe is 1078. There are 952 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 45 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Malajkhand

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 13 38 23 -45
2011 1021 987 1009 1078 952
2001 1000 974 971 1055 997

Literacy

Total about 23 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 12 thousand are male and about 11 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Malajkhand is 76%. 83% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Malajkhand

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 1.5% 7.8%
2011 76.4% 83.1% 70%
2001 71.9% 81.6% 62.2%

Workers profile

Malajkhand has 42% (about 14 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 29% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Malajkhand

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.3% 28.2% 14.1% 57.7%
Male 55.5% 41.8% 13.7% 44.5%
Female 29.4% 14.9% 14.4% 70.6%