Purnia District

Purnia is one of the 38 districts in Bihar. It is one of the 4 districts of Purnia division. The head quarter of the district is Purnea . It has 14 blocks. The total population of the district is 2,543,942 and the area is 3,229 sqkm. Jute is the main agricultural crops. Jute Mills is the main industry. Kosi, Mahananda and Suwara Kali and Koli are the main river. The literacy rate is 35.1% . The female literacy rate is 23.42% . The male literacy rate is 45.63% .
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- Purnia District Block List

- Purnia District Demography Details - Census 2001

The number of households in Purnia is 492,491. Out of which rural household is 455,003 and the urban household is 37,488.
Female to male ratio of Purnia is 91.5%. Female to male ratio of the district is less than state's female to male ratio 91.93%. It is unsatisfactory and the people should drive some campaign to improve this. Urban female to male ratio of the district is 85.14% compared to rural female to male ratio of 92.13%.

Urban Rural Household

Gender Distribution

Rural Gender Distribution

Urban Gender Distribution

- PurniaDistrict Literacy Details - Census 2001

The literacy rate of the district is 35.1% compared to the literacy rate of state 47%. The literacy rate of the district is less than state literacy rate. The rate of literacy is very low and needs immediate attention of Union and State Government. . The female literacy rate is 23.42% compared to male literacy rate of 45.63%. The rural literacy rate is 31.44% compared to urban literacy rate of 70.9%. The rural female literacy rate is 19.63% compared to urban female literacy rate of 62.1%. The rural male literacy rate is 42.16% compared to urban male literacy rate of 78.24%.


Literacy Comparision

- PurniaDistrict Working Population Details - Census 2001

The total working population is 48.17% of the total population. 64.56% of the men are working population . 29.99% of the women are working population. The main working population is 39.23% of the total population. 58.8% of the men are main working population . 17.52% of the women are main working population. While the marginal working population is 8.94% of the total population. 5.77% of the men are marginal working population. 12.47% of the women are marginal working population. The total non working population is 51.83% of the total population. 35.44% of the men are non working population. 70.01% of the women are non working population.

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