Purnia District : Census 2011 data

Purnia District Overview

An official Census 2011 detail of Purnia, a district of Bihar has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Bihar. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Purnia District of Bihar.

Purnia District Population 2011

In 2011, Purnia had population of 3,264,619 of which male and female were 1,699,370 and 1,565,249 respectively. In 2001 census, Purnia had a population of 2,543,942 of which males were 1,328,417 and remaining 1,215,525 were females. Purnia District population constituted 3.14 percent of total Maharashtra population. In 2001 census, this figure for Purnia District was at 3.07 percent of Maharashtra population.

Purnia District Population Growth Rate

There was change of 28.33 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Purnia District recorded increase of 35.23 percent to its population compared to 1991.

Purnia District Density 2011

The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that density of Purnia district for 2011 is 1,011 people per sq. km. In 2001, Purnia district density was at 788 people per sq. km. Purnia district administers 3,229 square kilometers of areas.

Purnia Literacy Rate 2011

Average literacy rate of Purnia in 2011 were 51.08 compared to 35.10 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 59.06 and 42.34 respectively. For 2001 census, same figures stood at 45.63 and 23.42 in Purnia District. Total literate in Purnia District were 1,332,326 of which male and female were 805,261 and 527,065 respectively. In 2001, Purnia District had 700,070 in its district.

Purnia Sex Ratio 2011

With regards to Sex Ratio in Purnia, it stood at 921 per 1000 male compared to 2001 census figure of 915. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In 2011 census, child sex ratio is 954 girls per 1000 boys compared to figure of 967 girls per 1000 boys of 2001 census data.

Purnia Child Population 2011

In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected for all districts including Purnia. There were total 656,510 children under age of 0-6 against 549,690 of 2001 census. Of total 656,510 male and female were 335,955 and 320,555 respectively. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 954 compared to 967 of census 2001. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 20.11 percent of Purnia District compared to 21.61 percent of 2001. There was net change of -1.5 percent in this compared to previous census of India.

Purnia Religion-wise Data 2011

What is the population of Muslim in Purnia ? What is Hindu's Population in Purnia district are questions that are being asked to us. As of now, Government of India has not declared population of Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs, Christian, Buddhists and Jains in district of Purnia, Bihar. As soon as Govt. of India release full religions data of Purnia district, we will update and release it for our viewers.
Description 2011 2001
Actual Population 3,264,619 2,543,942
Male 1,699,370 1,328,417
Female 1,565,249 1,215,525
Population Growth 28.33% 35.23%
Area Sq. Km 3,229 3,229
Density/km2 1,011 788
Proportion to Bihar Population 3.14% 3.07%
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 921 915
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 954 967
Average Literacy 51.08 35.10
Male Literacy 59.06 45.63
Female Literacy 42.34 23.42
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 656,510 549,690
Male Population (0-6 Age) 335,955 279,449
Female Population (0-6 Age) 320,555 270,241
Literates 1,332,326 700,070
Male Literates 805,261 478,689
Female Literates 527,065 221,381
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 20.11% 21.61%
Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 19.77% 21.04%
Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 20.48% 22.23%

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 89.49 % 10.51 %
Total Population 2,921,614 343,005
Male Population 1,519,522 179,848
Female Population 1,402,092 163,157
Sex Ratio 923 907
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 954 955
Child Population (0-6) 603,149 53,361
Male Child(0-6) 308,655 27,300
Female Child(0-6) 294,494 26,061
Child Percentage (0-6) 20.64 % 15.56 %
Male Child Percentage 20.31 % 15.18 %
Female Child Percentage 21.00 % 15.97 %
Literates 1,121,625 210,701
Male Literates 686,513 118,748
Female Literates 435,112 91,953
Average Literacy 48.38 % 72.74 %
Male Literacy 56.70 % 77.84 %
Female Literacy 39.28 % 67.07 %

Purnia District Urban Population 2011

Out of the total Purnia population for 2011 census, 10.51 percent lives in urban regions of district. In total 343,005 people lives in urban areas of which males are 179,848 and females are 163,157. Sex Ratio in urban region of Purnia district is 907 as per 2011 census data. Similarly child sex ratio in Purnia district was 955 in 2011 census. Child population (0-6) in urban region was 53,361 of which males and females were 27,300 and 26,061. This child population figure of Purnia district is 15.18 % of total urban population. Average literacy rate in Purnia district as per census 2011 is 72.74 % of which males and females are 77.84 % and 67.07 % literates respectively. In actual number 210,701 people are literate in urban region of which males and females are 118,748 and 91,953 respectively.

Purnia District Rural Population 2011

As per 2011 census, 89.49 % population of Purnia districts lives in rural areas of villages. The total Purnia district population living in rural areas is 2,921,614 of which males and females are 1,519,522 and 1,402,092 respectively. In rural areas of Purnia district, sex ratio is 923 females per 1000 males. If child sex ratio data of Purnia district is considered, figure is 954 girls per 1000 boys. Child population in the age 0-6 is 603,149 in rural areas of which males were 308,655 and females were 294,494. The child population comprises 20.31 % of total rural population of Purnia district. Literacy rate in rural areas of Purnia district is 48.38 % as per census data 2011. Gender wise, male and female literacy stood at 56.70 and 39.28 percent respectively. In total, 1,121,625 people were literate of which males and females were 686,513 and 435,112 respectively.
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Urban Agglomerations inside Purnia District Population Male Female
Purnia (Urban Agglomeration) 310,817 163,892 146,925

Cities inside Purnia District Population Male Female
Purnia (Municipal Corporation) 280,547 148,021 132,526

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