About Chakia

Chakia is one of the important and commercial towns and a Nagar Panchayat in Purvi Champaran district in the state of Bihar, India. Chakia is sub divisional headquarter town and also block headquarter. During the British rule, Champaran Sugar Mill was founded in 1905. sugar cane mill is now defunct since 1995. Chakia is one of the many gateways to near by villages. Cloths and food grain traded between near by villages and Chakia. Chakia now is a rapidly growing town. Chakia has many old and famous places of worship like Shree Rani Sati Mandir, Baudhi Devi Mandir, Balkhana Devi Mandir, Durga Mandir, Maruti Mandir (Bife Bazaar), Hanumaan Mandir (Bara Bazaar), Noori Masjid (Near Railway Station), Jama Masjid and many more. The town down area of chakia are Keshria Road, Sahebganj Road, Station Road, Motihari Road, Hospital Road and Madhuban Road. There areas are densely populated with small shops as well as branded or non-branded shop selling various types of goods and services. The associate Post Office is called Bara Chakia. This town is served by a broad gauge train and connected by NH-28. The railway station is called Chakia. It is also the closest railway station to Kesaria Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage site.

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This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Chakia.

 

Population, Caste, Religion Data

Chakia of Purbi Champaran district has total population of 216,276 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 112,004 are males while 104,272 are females. In 2011 there were total 40,438 families residing in Chakia. The Average Sex Ratio of Chakia is 931.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 9.6% people lives in Urban areas while 90.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 73.5% while that in the rural areas is 56.9%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Chakia is 882 while that of Rural areas is 936.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Chakia is 42337 which is 20% of the total population. There are 21764 male children and 20573 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Chakia is 945 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 931 ) of Chakia.

The total literacy rate of Chakia Block is 58.57%. The male literacy rate is 54.9% and the female literacy rate is 38.74% in Chakia Block.

Population
216,276
Literacy
58.57%
Sex Ratio
931

To facilitate the administration, Chakia is further divided into 1 town and 78 villages.

Chakia Data

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Chakia.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 42,337 21,764 20,573
Literacy 58.57% 54.9% 38.74%
Scheduled Caste 39,447 20,379 19,068
Scheduled Tribe 165 91 74
Illiterate 114,392 50,513 63,879

Caste-wise Population – Chakia

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 18.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.1% of total population in Chakia of .

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 39,447 20,379 19,068
Schedule Tribe 165 91 74

Religion-wise Population – Chakia

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 195,045 (90.18%) 101,331 93,714
Muslim 20,717 (9.58%) 10,386 10,331
Christian 133 (0.06%) 72 61
Sikh 52 (0.02%) 24 28
Buddhist 20 (0.01%) 11 9
Jain 18 (0.01%) 8 10
Other Religion 3 (0%) 1 2
No Religion Specified 288 (0.13%) 171 117

Literacy Rate – Chakia

Average literacy rate of Chakia in 2011 were 58.57% in which, male and female literacy were 68.14% and 48.26% respectively. Total literate in Chakia were 101,884 of which male and female were 61,491 and 40,393 respectively.

Sex Ratio – Chakia

The Sex Ratio of Chakia is 931 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 931 females in Chakia. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 945 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 931 ) of Chakia.

Child Population – Chakia

According to Census 2011, there were 42,337 children between age 0 to 6 years in Chakia. Out of which 42,337 were male while 42,337 were female.

Urban/Rural Population – Chakia

As per Census 2011, there are total 3,618 families under Chakia living in urban areas while 3,618 families are living within Rural areas. Thus around 9.6% of total population of Chakia lives in Urban areas while 90.4% lives under Rural areas. Population of children (0 – 6 years) in urban region is 3,483 while that in rural region is 38,854.

Total Urban Rural
Population 216,276 20,686 195,590
Children (0 – 6 years) 42,337 3,483 38,854
Schedule Caste 39,447 2,871 36,576
Schedule Tribe 165 7 158
Literacy 58.57% 73.52% 56.93%
Sex Ratio 931 882 936

Working Population – Chakia

In Chakia out of total population, 67,402 were engaged in work activities. 68.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 31.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 67,402 workers engaged in Main Work, 10,265 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 23,421 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 45,882 37,921 7,961
Cultivators 10,265 9,172 1,093
Agriculture Labourer 23,421 19,117 4,304
Household Industries 1,726 545 1,181
Other Workers 10,470 9,087 1,383
Marginal Workers 21,520 13,518 8,002
Non Working 148,874 60,565 88,309

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