Basantpur Community Development Block, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Siwan district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Siwan district of the state Bihar in India. There are 41 villages in the sub district, among them Basaon is the most populous village with population of about 13 thousand and Shampur Khap is the least populous village with population of 13. Basaon is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 7 km2 and Shampur Khap is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 54 thousand (51%) are male and about 51 thousand (49%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Basantpur community development block is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 17 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Basantpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 105,229 91,754 12,412 1,063 18,414
Male 53,733 46,845 6,341 547 9,611
Female 51,496 44,909 6,071 516 8,803

Most populated Villages in Basantpur

Villages
Name Population
Basaon 12752
Surajpura 5914
Basantpur 5684
Molnapur 4212
Rajapur 4005
Kanhauli 3687
Sipah 3628
Balthara 3226
Jankinagar 3046
Shampur 3025

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% 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 955 in Muslims are 977.

Religion wise population 2011 - Basantpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 105,229 90,326 14,755 97 8 1 1 2 39
Male 53,733 46,191 7,465 50 4 0 1 2 20
Female 51,496 44,135 7,290 47 4 1 0 0 19

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 27.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 82 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 21.7% which is -12.3% lower than male population growth rate of 34%. General caste population has increased by 25.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 33.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 53050% and child population has increased by 2.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Basantpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27.7% 25.5% 33.8% 53050% 2.2%
Male 34% 32% 37.9% 27250% 3.3%
Female 21.7% 19.3% 29.7% 0% 0.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 958 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 959, in schedule caste is 957 and in schedule tribe is 943. 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 97 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Basantpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -97 -101 -61 943 -21
2011 958 959 957 943 916
2001 1055 1060 1018 0 937

Villages with highest sex ratio in Basantpur

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Rampur 1171
Dhanaua 1109
Laheji 1076
Karahi Mathia 1074
Usuri 1053
Haraypur 1051
Sarea Sirikant 1039
Bagahi 1026
Seria 1011
Sipah 1008

Literacy

Total about 59 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 34 thousand are male and about 24 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Basantpur is 68%. 78% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 21%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Basantpur

Total Male Female
Change 16.5% 10.1% 21.2%
2011 67.7% 77.8% 57.3%
2001 51.2% 67.7% 36.1%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Basantpur

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Shampur Khap 100
Karahi Khurd 78
Mathia 78
Murwar 77
Sipah 76
Basantpur 75
Hari Aman 73
Karahi Kalan 73
Shampur 72
Bagaha 72

Workers profile

Basantpur has 26% (about 27 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 7% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Basantpur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 25.6% 16.9% 8.7% 74.4%
Male 43.5% 30.2% 13.4% 56.5%
Female 7% 3.1% 3.8% 93%

Biggest Villages in Basantpur

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Basaon 7.3
Surajpura 4.4
Sonurukha 3.8
Rajapur 2.3
Seria 2.1
Barhoga Khurd 2
Kanhauli 1.7
Semardah 1.6
Sahar Kola 1.6
Kukumpur 1.6