According to census 2011, the total population of Bathinda city is 2,85,78.
The population of Bathinda district is 13,88,525 with 8,89,308 people living in rural area and 4.99,217 people living in urban areaa.
All these figures are according to census of India held in 2011.
Population Density of Bathinda
Bathinda district has the population density of 414. This is lower than the state average of 551 and slightly higher than the national average of 382. In Bathinda district, more number of people live in rural area as compared to urban area.
Literacy Rate In Bathinda
Literacy rate in Bathinda district is 68.3%. This is lower than the literacy rate in Punjab, which is 75.8%. The number of literate people has increased by 7.1% during the past decade. It was 61.2 percent in 2001.
The male literacy rate at 73.8% is higher than the female literacy rate of 61.9%. The gap between male and female literacy rate is 11.9%. The Hoshiarpur district has highest literacy rate.
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Sex ratio in Bathinda
Sex ratio is measured as number of females per thousand males. The sex ratio in Bathinda district is 868. It is 874 in rural population and 858 in urban population. The figures for rural population are better than the urban population.
The low sex ratio in Bathinda has always been a matter of concern. It was 870 in 2001 and it has decreased by 2 points during 2001 to 2011. This is the only district of Punjab where sex ratio has decreased during the past decade from 2001 to 2011.
If we consider the overall figures of Punjab, the sex ratio is 895 which is an increase of 19 points during the period of 2001 to 2011.
By Sukhminder Singh