Basti Tahsil, with population of about 9.5 lakh is Basti district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Basti district of the state Uttar Pradesh in India. There are 1027 villages in the sub district, among them Ganeshpur is the most populous village with population of about 18 thousand and Harhadad is the least populous village with population of 1. Gangapur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 19 km2 and Hajjanjote is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Basti Nagar Palika Parishad.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 9.5 lakh people, among them about 4.9 lakh (51%) are male and about 4.6 lakh (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Basti tahsil is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.5 lakh households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 88% (about 8.3 lakh) live in Basti Sub District rural part and 12% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Basti Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Basti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 949,461 728,158 219,647 1,656 145,664
Male 488,808 374,869 113,090 849 75,600
Female 460,653 353,289 106,557 807 70,064

Most populated Villages and Cities in Basti

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Ganeshpur 18013 Basti 114657
Nagar Khas 10470
Mahso Khas 9089
Shripalpur 8666
Marwa Nagar 7084
Kalwari Must 6886
Bodawal 5894
Gayghat 5734
Pipra Khash 5343
Banpur 5143

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 933 in Muslims are 1003.

Religion wise population 2011 - Basti

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 949,461 804,977 137,183 1,718 735 3,789 44 47 968
Male 488,808 416,503 68,477 881 401 1,973 23 27 523
Female 460,653 388,474 68,706 837 334 1,816 21 20 445

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -3.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -2.7% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of -4.2%. General caste population has decreased by -4.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -0.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 2137.8% and child population has decreased by -22.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Basti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -3.5% -4.5% -0.8% 2137.8% -22.2%
Male -4.2% -5.2% -1.6% 1786.7% -22.2%
Female -2.7% -3.7% -0% 2682.8% -22.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 942 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 942, in schedule caste is 942 and in schedule tribe is 951. There are 927 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Basti

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 15 15 307 0
2011 942 942 942 951 927
2001 927 927 927 644 927

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Basti

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chaubepur 4000 Basti 908
Baluwa Urf Sukul Purwa 3000
Burhiya Koil Urf Bandi Baboo 2000
Noharpar 2000
Baniya Joot 1667
Tidhara 1621
Pithiyia 1500
Sinhoori Joot 1500
Banswaliya Dooyam 1500
Brarwaliya 1421

Literacy

Total about 5.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 3.3 lakh are male and about 2.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Basti is 69%. 79% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Basti

Total Male Female
Change 13.8% 9.7% 18.6%
2011 69.2% 79.3% 58.6%
2001 55.4% 69.6% 40%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Basti

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhainsa 100 Basti 83
Barihwa Taraini 100
Baluwa Urf Sukul Purwa 100
Kharha 100
Dadwa 100
Pandit Purwa 100
Siswaniya 100
Chaubepur 100
Harhadad 100
Bantala 100

Workers profile

Basti has 31% (about 3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 17% female population are working population. 28% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Basti

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.5% 17.6% 13.9% 68.5%
Male 44.8% 28.2% 16.5% 55.2%
Female 17.4% 6.3% 11.1% 82.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Basti

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Gangapur 18.8 Basti 19.5
Majha Kalan 16.7
Ganeshpur 14.7
Mahuwapur Kalan 13.5
Mahuapar Khurd 9.1
Majha Khurd 7.3
Majha Phoolpur 6.3
Kalwari Must 6
Deolapur 5.8
Nagar Khas 5.2