Basdewa Village, with population of 4872 is Ghailarh sub district's the 7th least populous village, located in Ghailarh sub district of Madhepura district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Basdewa village is 5 km2 and it is the 8th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 914 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Madhepura and distance from Basdewa village to Madhepura is 20 km. The village comes under Ghailadh panchayat. Ghailarh is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 5 km. District head quarter of the village is Madhepura which is 20 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 4872 people, among them 2432 (50%) are male and 2440 (50%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Basdewa village is 22%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 888 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Basdewa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,872 3,662 1,210 0 1,062
Male 2,432 1,846 586 0 518
Female 2,440 1,816 624 0 544

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 35.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 3599. Female population growth rate of the village is 38.1% which is 5.3% higher than male population growth rate of 32.8%. General caste population has increased by 37.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 28.3% and child population has increased by 20.5% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Basdewa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 35 38 28 0 21
Male 33 37 21 0 16
Female 38 39 36 0 25

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1003 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 984, in schedule caste is 1065. There are 1050 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 38 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 70 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Basdewa

Total General SC ST Child
Change 38 15 113 0 70
2011 1,003 984 1,065 0 1,050
2001 965 969 952 0 980

Literacy

Total 1872 people in the village are literate, among them 1187 are male and 685 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Basdewa is 49%. 62% of male and 36% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 20%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Basdewa

Total Male Female
Change 15 11 20
2011 49 62 36
2001 34 51 17

Workers profile

Basdewa has 46% (2226) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 43% female population are working population. 12% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 36% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 38% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Basdewa

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46 9 37 54
Male 49 12 36 51
Female 43 5 38 57