Chohtan Tahsil, with population of about 4.9 lakh is Barmer district's the most populous sub district, located in Barmer district of the state Rajasthan in India. There are 426 villages in the sub district, among them Chohtan is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Hejam Ka Bhara is the least populous village with population of 59. Beejasar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 63 km2 and Lakhe Ka Tala is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.9 lakh people, among them about 2.6 lakh (53%) are male and about 2.3 lakh (47%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chohtan tahsil is 21%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 83 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

100% population of Chohtan tahsil live in the Chohtan Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chohtan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 485,344 338,876 103,216 43,252 100,852
Male 255,419 178,528 54,077 22,814 52,515
Female 229,925 160,348 49,139 20,438 48,337

Most populated Villages in Chohtan

Villages
Name Population
Chohtan 12465
Gora 5513
Bakhasar 5120
Shobhala Darsan 5093
Buran Ka Tala 5065
Beejasar 4797
Bawarwala 4549
Alamsar 4270
Meethe Ka Tala 4014
Mitharaoo 3956

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 897 in Muslims are 914.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chohtan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 485,344 379,572 102,577 168 35 17 2,621 2 352
Male 255,419 200,114 53,601 87 22 10 1,384 2 199
Female 229,925 179,458 48,976 81 13 7 1,237 0 153

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 41% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 42.6% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 39.5%. General caste population has increased by 36.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 48.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 64.8% and child population has increased by 27.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chohtan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 41% 36.3% 48.4% 64.8% 27.3%
Male 39.5% 35% 46.3% 64.3% 28.5%
Female 42.6% 37.9% 50.9% 65.4% 26.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 900 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 898, in schedule caste is 909 and in schedule tribe is 896. There are 920 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chohtan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 19 28 6 -18
2011 900 898 909 896 920
2001 881 879 881 890 938

Villages with highest sex ratio in Chohtan

Literacy

Total about 1.8 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 56 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chohtan is 46%. 60% of male and 31% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by -6%. Male literacy has gone down by -5% and female literacy rate has gone down by -6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chohtan

Total Male Female
Change -6.0% -5.2% -6.3%
2011 46.3% 60% 31.1%
2001 52.3% 65.2% 37.4%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Chohtan

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Bankana 79
Chamanpura 78
Baotalai 78
Ambedkar Nagar 75
Khera 74
Vishnu Nagar 73
Jambheswar Nagar 73
Ratasarder 71
Gangapur 70
Mandasar 70

Workers profile

Chohtan has 49% (about 2.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 46% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chohtan

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.1% 31.1% 17.9% 50.9%
Male 52.1% 40.5% 11.6% 47.9%
Female 45.7% 20.7% 25% 54.3%

Biggest Villages in Chohtan

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Beejasar 62.8
Bakhasar 57
Dhok 50.6
Saroope Ka Tala 47.6
Buran Ka Tala 44.5
Shobhala Darsan 42
Kelnor 37.6
Bawri Kalan 37.6
Mitharaoo 37.3
Phagliya 36.9