Ashar Village, with population of 945 is Varanasi sub district's the 326th least populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Ashar village is 2 km2 and it is the 130th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 522 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Varanasi and distance from Ashar village to Varanasi is 30 km. The village comes under Badehva panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter of the village. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi.

Demographics

The village is home to 945 people, among them 495 (52%) are male and 450 (48%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ashar village is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 150 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ashar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 945 760 185 0 141
Male 495 397 98 0 75
Female 450 363 87 0 66

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 21.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 776. Female population growth rate of the village is 23.3% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 20.4%. General caste population has increased by 16.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 50.4% and child population has increased by 2.9% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ashar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22 16 50 0 3
Male 20 17 38 0 0
Female 23 16 67 0 7

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 909 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 914, in schedule caste is 888. There are 880 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 53 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ashar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 -7 156 0 53
2011 909 914 888 0 880
2001 888 921 732 0 827

Literacy

Total 590 people in the village are literate, among them 345 are male and 245 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ashar is 73%. 82% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ashar

Total Male Female
Change 5 -2 13
2011 73 82 64
2001 68 84 51

Workers profile

Ashar has 27% (253) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 8% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ashar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 27 25 2 73
Male 44 41 3 56
Female 8 7 1 92