Gamharia Community Development Block, with population of about 83 thousand is Madhepura district's the least populous sub district, located in Madhepura district of the state Bihar in India. There are 12 villages in the sub district, among them Babhani Bholwa is the most populous village with population of about 15 thousand and Kaurihar is the least populous village with population of 2004. Babhani Bholwa is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 13 km2 and Piprahi (Part in Singheshwar) is the smallest with 3 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 83 thousand people, among them about 43 thousand (52%) are male and about 40 thousand (48%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gamharia community development block is 18%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 16 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Gamharia community development block live in the Gamharia Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gamharia

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 82,522 70,404 12,074 44 15,262
Male 42,950 36,810 6,109 31 7,965
Female 39,572 33,594 5,965 13 7,297

Most populated Villages in Gamharia

Villages
Name Population
Babhani Bholwa 14720
Chikni 13422
Rupauli (Part in Singheshwar) * 11445
Gamharia 9359
Aurahi 9078
Jiwachhpur 5666
Parwaha 4738
Tarawe 3730
Piprahi (Part in Singheshwar) 2924
Daha 2893

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 918 in Muslims are 955.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gamharia

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 82,522 74,622 7,811 25 5 0 2 0 57
Male 42,950 38,909 3,996 13 1 0 0 0 31
Female 39,572 35,713 3,815 12 4 0 2 0 26

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 26.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 65 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 25.8% which is -1.8% lower than male population growth rate of 27.6%. General caste population has increased by 27.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.7% and child population has increased by 11.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gamharia

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.7% 27.9% 19.7% 0% 11.5%
Male 27.6% 29% 18.9% 0% 10.1%
Female 25.8% 26.8% 20.4% 0% 13.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 921 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 913, in schedule caste is 976 and in schedule tribe is 419. There are 916 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 decreased by 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gamharia

Total General SC ST Child
Change -13 -16 11 419 25
2011 921 913 976 419 916
2001 934 929 965 0 891

Villages with highest sex ratio in Gamharia

Literacy

Total about 34 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 22 thousand are male and about 13 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gamharia is 51%. 62% of male and 39% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gamharia

Total Male Female
Change 13.5% 9.6% 17.4%
2011 50.8% 61.9% 38.8%
2001 37.3% 52.3% 21.4%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Gamharia

Workers profile

Gamharia has 42% (about 35 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 34% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 23% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gamharia

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.2% 26.6% 15.6% 57.8%
Male 49.7% 40.6% 9.1% 50.3%
Female 34.1% 11.4% 22.8% 65.9%

Biggest Villages in Gamharia

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Babhani Bholwa 13
Chikni 12.1
Rupauli (Part in Singheshwar) * 9.6
Aurahi 7.6
Jiwachhpur 6.8
Gamharia 6.4
Parwaha 5.4
Daha 3.9
Jagbani 3.2
Tarawe 3