Varanasi District Urban Part, with population of about 16 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 6th most urban populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Varanasi district urban part is 164 km2 and it is the 14th biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 9751 persons per km2. There are 2 sub districts in the district, among them Varanasi Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 15.9 lakh and Pindra Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of about 11 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Varanasi Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 16 lakh people, among them about 8.5 lakh (53%) are male and about 7.5 lakh (47%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Varanasi district urban part is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 2.5 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Varanasi district urban part is 9751 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Varanasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,597,051 1,459,232 128,346 9,473 190,725
Male 845,331 771,710 68,541 5,080 101,422
Female 751,720 687,522 59,805 4,393 89,303

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 73% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 27% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 881 in Muslims are 910.

Religion wise population 2011 - Varanasi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,597,051 1,158,185 423,547 5,573 3,027 578 1,550 253 4,338
Male 845,331 615,566 221,802 2,819 1,578 324 765 119 2,358
Female 751,720 542,619 201,745 2,754 1,449 254 785 134 1,980

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 26.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 28% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of 25.6%. General caste population has increased by 26%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1651% and child population has increased by 0.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Varanasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.7% 26% 26.4% 1651% 0.7%
Male 25.6% 24.8% 25.5% 1720.8% 2.4%
Female 28% 27.3% 27.4% 1576.7% -1.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 889 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 891, in schedule caste is 873 and in schedule tribe is 865. There are 881 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Varanasi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 17 13 -74 -32
2011 889 891 873 865 881
2001 873 874 860 939 913

Literacy

Total about 11 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.2 lakh are male and about 4.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Varanasi is 78%. 83% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Varanasi

Total Male Female
Change 6.4% 4.3% 9.1%
2011 78.4% 83.3% 72.9%
2001 72% 79% 63.8%

Workers profile

Varanasi has 33% (about 5.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 13% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Varanasi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.9% 27.5% 5.4% 67.1%
Male 50.2% 43.8% 6.5% 49.8%
Female 13.4% 9.1% 4.2% 86.6%