Barsam Village, with population of 2533 is Simri Bakhtiarpur sub district's the 23rd least populous village, located in Simri Bakhtiarpur sub district of Saharsa district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Barsam village is 2 km2 and it is the 23rd smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1230 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Saharsa and distance from Barsam village to Saharsa is 12 km. The village comes under Khajuri panchayat. Simri Bakhtiarpur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 12 km. District head quarter of the village is Saharsa which is 12 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 2533 people, among them 1332 (53%) are male and 1201 (47%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barsam village is 20%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 523 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barsam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,533 2,057 474 2 501
Male 1,332 1,084 248 0 247
Female 1,201 973 226 2 254

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 26.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2004. Female population growth rate of the village is 25.4% which is -1.9% lower than male population growth rate of 27.3%. General caste population has increased by 26.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.1% and child population has increased by 8% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barsam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26 26 27 0 8
Male 27 26 34 0 -5
Female 25 26 20 0 24

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 902 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 898, in schedule caste is 911. There are 1028 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 236 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barsam

Total General SC ST Child
Change -14 4 -105 0 236
2011 902 898 911 0 1,028
2001 916 894 1,016 0 792

Literacy

Total 975 people in the village are literate, among them 681 are male and 294 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barsam is 48%. 63% of male and 31% 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 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barsam

Total Male Female
Change 16 10 19
2011 48 63 31
2001 33 52 12

Workers profile

Barsam has 31% (787) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 12% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 0% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barsam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31 31 1 69
Male 48 48 1 52
Female 12 12 0 88