Bhopal District, with population of about 23.7 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 4th most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Bhopal district is 2772 km2 and it is the smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 855 persons per km2. There are 2 sub districts in the district, among them Huzur is the most populous sub district with population of about 21.1 lakh and Berasia is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.6 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bhopal Municipal Corporation; Kolar and Berasia Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 23.7 lakh people, among them about 12.4 lakh (52%) are male and about 11.3 lakh (48%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhopal district is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 5 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 19.2 lakh) live in Bhopal District urban part and 19% (about 4.5 lakh) population live in the Bhopal District rural part. Rural population density of Bhopal district is 187 and urban population density is 5477 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhopal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,371,061 1,944,116 357,516 69,429 304,713
Male 1,236,130 1,014,262 185,902 35,966 158,721
Female 1,134,931 929,854 171,614 33,463 145,992

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bhopal

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Huzur 2107523 Lalariya 6385 Bhopal 1798218
Berasia 263538 Ratanpur 6208 Kolar 87882
Kanasaiya 6084 Berasia 30951
Toomda 5413
Samarda Kaliyasot 5167
Bangrasia 4946
Neelbad 4282
Mugaliyachhap 3931
Lamba Kheda 3908
Chhawani Adampur 3842

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 22% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 902 in Muslims are 961 and in Jains are 974

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhopal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,371,061 1,755,861 525,434 23,432 10,789 21,688 25,950 335 7,572
Male 1,236,130 923,210 267,915 11,648 5,478 11,088 13,145 190 3,456
Female 1,134,931 832,651 257,519 11,784 5,311 10,600 12,805 145 4,116

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 28.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 30.3% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 27.1%. General caste population has increased by 27.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 38.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.6% and child population has increased by 5.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhopal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.6% 27.5% 38.5% 14.6% 5.5%
Male 27.1% 26% 36.9% 12.9% 5.7%
Female 30.3% 29.2% 40.2% 16.6% 5.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 918 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 917, in schedule caste is 923 and in schedule tribe is 930. There are 920 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 decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhopal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 23 21 29 -5
2011 918 917 923 930 920
2001 895 894 902 901 925

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Huzur 920 Agra 1714 Kolar 923
Berasia 900 Rolu Khedi 1500 Bhopal 921
Prempura 1286 Berasia 905
Daknai 1250
Rusalli Chunanagar 1227
Madnai 1200
Sewaniya 1169
Rasuliya Ghat 1153
Panchawa 1130
Fatehpur Dobra 1111

Literacy

Total about 16.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.2 lakh are male and about 7.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhopal is 80%. 85% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhopal

Total Male Female
Change 5.8% 3.5% 8.5%
2011 80.4% 85.4% 74.9%
2001 74.6% 81.9% 66.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Huzur 82 Sumer Khedi 100 Kolar 84
Berasia 66 Ratanpur 90 Bhopal 83
Saista Khedi 89 Berasia 77
Samarda Kaliyasot 89
Kolu Khedi 88
Bagli 88
Bangrasia 88
Khar Khedi 87
Hinotiya Jagir 87
Karondiya 86

Workers profile

Bhopal has 37% (about 8.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 20% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhopal

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.6% 29.8% 6.8% 63.4%
Male 52.2% 45.2% 6.9% 47.8%
Female 19.6% 12.9% 6.7% 80.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhopal

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Samarda 44.2 Bhopal 285.9
Toomda 23.6 Kolar 50.2
Balampur 18.5 Berasia 14
Kanasaiya 18.3
Chhawani Adampur 17.4
Amoni 16.9
Amjhira 16.8
Kalyanpura 16.4
Kalyanpur 16.2
Sindhora 15.8