Balua Village, with population of 1561 is Varanasi sub district's the 341st most populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Balua village is 1 km2 and it is the 393rd smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 2365 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Varanasi and distance from Balua village to Varanasi is 8 km. The village comes under Hahua panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 4 km. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi which is 8 km away.


The village is home to 1561 people, among them 816 (52%) are male and 745 (48%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balua village is 16%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 216 households in the village and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 28.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1219. Female population growth rate of the village is 32.1% which is 7.5% higher than male population growth rate of 24.6%. General caste population has increased by 31%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -8.8% and child population has increased by 24% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 913 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 907, in schedule caste is 1024. There are 977 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 52 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 126 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 925 people in the village are literate, among them 561 are male and 364 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balua is 71%. 82% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Workers profile

Balua has 24% (371) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 40% male and 6% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.