Buxar District, with population of about 17.1 lakh is Bihar's the 10th least populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Buxar district is 1703 km2 and it is the 9th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1002 persons per km2. There are 11 sub districts in the district, among them Buxar is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.9 lakh and Kesath is the least populous sub district with population of about 34 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 17.1 lakh people, among them about 8.9 lakh (52%) are male and about 8.2 lakh (48%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Buxar district is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.6 lakh households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 15.4 lakh) live in Buxar District rural part and 10% (about 1.6 lakh) population live in the Buxar District urban part. Rural population density of Buxar district is 917 and urban population density is 7651 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Buxar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,706,352 1,427,791 251,737 26,824 295,127
Male 887,977 742,054 131,821 14,102 152,626
Female 818,375 685,737 119,916 12,722 142,501

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Buxar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Buxar 291189 Nainijor 25004 Buxar 102861
Dumraon 232682 Bhojpur Kadim 18243 Dumraon 53618
Rajpur 213534 Charkhi 18167 Sarimpur 8020
Simri 207225 Simri 17670
Barhampur 196070 Bhojpur Jadid 17088
Itarhi 170629 Barhampur 17057
Nawanagar 166534 Kesath 14843
Chausa 103670 Chaugain 12611
Chaugain 48743 Raghunathpur 11857
Chakki 42256 Baraon 11473

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 921 in Muslims are 937.

Religion wise population 2011 - Buxar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,706,352 1,591,454 105,423 2,125 248 5,090 97 57 1,858
Male 887,977 828,625 54,417 1,076 124 2,641 58 29 1,007
Female 818,375 762,829 51,006 1,049 124 2,449 39 28 851

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 21.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 23.2% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 20.3%. General caste population has increased by 19.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 218.3% and child population has increased by 8.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Buxar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.7% 19.4% 27.1% 218.3% 8.6%
Male 20.3% 18% 25.8% 208.4% 8.1%
Female 23.2% 21% 28.6% 230% 9.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 922 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 924, in schedule caste is 910 and in schedule tribe is 902. There are 934 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Buxar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 23 20 59 9
2011 922 924 910 902 934
2001 899 901 890 843 925

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Buxar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Nawanagar 951 Kunriya 1250 Sarimpur 948
Chaugain 948 Mahuari 1226 Buxar 895
Kesath 942 Puraina 1219 Dumraon 881
Chakki 937 Kharagpur 1208
Itarhi 937 Bharkhara 1200
Rajpur 925 Tetarahar 1190
Barhampur 922 Ismailpur 1188
Dumraon 917 Mahamadpur 1167
Chausa 916 Nagwan Jagdish 1160
Simri 909 Lokpur 1155

Literacy

Total about 9.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.9 lakh are male and about 4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Buxar is 70%. 81% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Buxar

Total Male Female
Change 13.3% 8.8% 18.7%
2011 70.1% 80.7% 58.6%
2001 56.8% 71.9% 39.9%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Buxar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Buxar 77 Bishunpur 99 Buxar 84
Chausa 71 Gajarahi 98 Sarimpur 73
Kesath 71 Manikpur 97 Dumraon 72
Rajpur 70 Niranjanpur 95
Chaugain 69 Dhebani 93
Itarhi 69 Sohani Patti 92
Dumraon 69 Dudhar Chak 91
Simri 68 Kharagpur 91
Chakki 68 Pauna 91
Barhampur 67 Chhitan Dehra 90

Workers profile

Buxar has 32% (about 5.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 17% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Buxar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.5% 19.3% 12.3% 68.5%
Male 45.3% 31.4% 13.9% 54.7%
Female 16.6% 6.1% 10.5% 83.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Buxar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mathila 16.7 Dumraon 15.3
Mahdah 14.4 Buxar 5.2
Kesath 12.7 Sarimpur 1
Ariyawon 12
Baraon 11.1
Atmi 10.4
Nainijor 9.7
Bhojpur Kadim 9.6
Bagen 9.3
Bhadwar 9.2