Lalbarra Tahsil, with population of about 1.7 lakh is Balaghat district's the 5th least populous sub district, located in Balaghat district of the state Madhya Pradesh in India. There are 107 villages in the sub district, among them Pandharwani is the most populous village with population of 6450 and Malgondi is the least populous village with population of 4. Tekadi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 17 km2 and Nawegaon is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Garra Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.7 lakh people, among them about 85 thousand (50%) are male and about 86 thousand (50%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 14% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Lalbarra tahsil is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 40 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Lalbarra Sub District rural part and 3% (5533) population live in the Lalbarra Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Lalbarra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 170,960 136,078 11,559 23,323 20,562
Male 84,860 67,780 5,677 11,403 10,612
Female 86,100 68,298 5,882 11,920 9,950

Most populated Villages and Cities in Lalbarra

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Pandharwani 6450 Garra 5533
Mohgaon (Dhapera) 5536
Jam 5530
Kanki 4174
Katangjhari 3665
Newargaon 3446
Dhapera 3103
Nilji 3061
Pathri 2856
Dadiya 2798

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1020 in Muslims are 860 and in Buddhists are 1037.

Religion wise population 2011 - Lalbarra

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 170,960 158,655 6,075 145 35 4,669 257 1,001 123
Male 84,860 78,525 3,267 71 18 2,292 139 491 57
Female 86,100 80,130 2,808 74 17 2,377 118 510 66

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -61.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -61.7% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of -61.2%. General caste population has decreased by -61.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -72.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -51.4% and child population has decreased by -68.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Lalbarra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -61.5% -61.6% -72.3% -51.4% -68.8%
Male -61.2% -61.3% -72.2% -51.3% -68.4%
Female -61.7% -61.8% -72.4% -51.6% -69.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1015 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1008, in schedule caste is 1036 and in schedule tribe is 1045. There are 938 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Lalbarra

Total General SC ST Child
Change -12 -14 -10 -6 -22
2011 1015 1008 1036 1045 938
2001 1027 1022 1046 1051 960

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Lalbarra

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sonawani 1611 Garra 993
Silejhari Waraseoni 1200
Kosmi 1136
Bagdehi 1122
Dharpiwada 1122
Dohara 1120
Mosmi 1114
Patharsahi 1108
Awaliyakanhar 1100
Bamhani 1094

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 65 thousand are male and about 54 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Lalbarra is 79%. 87% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Lalbarra

Total Male Female
Change 7.7% 4.0% 11.2%
2011 78.9% 86.9% 71.2%
2001 71.2% 82.9% 60%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Lalbarra

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Malgondi 100 Garra 79
Salhe 87
Dokarbandi 87
Beharai 86
Pandewada 86
Kanki 85
Babariya 85
Gondegaon 85
Khamghat 85
Pipariya 84

Workers profile

Lalbarra has 54% (about 92 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 49% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 28% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Lalbarra

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 54% 30.6% 23.4% 46%
Male 58.7% 40% 18.7% 41.3%
Female 49.4% 21.4% 28% 50.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Lalbarra

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tekadi 17.2 Garra 8.7
Katangjhari 13.8
Naitra 11
Mohgaon (Dhapera) 10.6
Dhapera 10.5
Tekadi 10.5
Nilji 10.3
Bithali 10.3
Kanki 9.3
Jam 9.3