Wardwise Population and Households
As per 2011 population census, Palungtar Municipality had total 38,174 population with 16,604 males and 21,570 females. Out of total wards, ward number 7 had the largest population 5,141, while ward number 10 had least number of population with 5,141.
With respect to number of households, Palungtar Municipality had total 9,924 households. The ward number 7 had most households with total 1,250, while ward number 10 had least number of households with total 656 number of households.
As illustrated in the chart, the ratio of male to female population was 0.77, which indicates that Palungtar Municipality had 23 percent lower males as compared to the females. Same as, the population to household ratio was 3.85, which means that in average 3.85 family members lived in each household.
As illustrated in the charts, the ratio of absentee population was 7.52, while male to female absentee population ratio was 13.18. Same as, the household ratio of present vs. absent population was 1.79.
Population by Age Group
Gender wise, top 5 most age groups male population were between 10 and 14 (2,540), between 15 and 19 (1,988), between 5 and 9 (1,981), below 4 (1,598), and between 50 and 54 (940), with total population of 9,047. In contrast, bottom 5 least age group male population were between 70 and 74 (446), between 25 and 29 (590), between 65 and 69 (606),between 35 and 39 (620), and between 30 and 34 (640), with total population of 2,902. With regards to female population, top 5 age groups females were between 10 and 14 (2,594), between 15 and 19 (2,234), between 5 and 9 (2,066), between 20 and 24 (1,789), and below 4 (1,624), with total population of 10,307. In contrast, bottom 5 least age group male population were between 70 and 74 (458), between 65 and 69 (647), above 75 (662),between 60 and 64 (833), and between 55 and 59 (860), with total population of 3,460.
The population with age-group above 75 had male to female ratio of 1.04, which states that this age group had maximum males as compared to females. Similarly, age-group 25 to 29 had most female population as compared to male population with male to female ratio of 0.37. The age-groups above 75 had majority of male population while age-groups below 4, 10 to 14, 70 to 74, 5 to 9, 55 to 59, 65 to 69, 15 to 19, 50 to 54, 60 to 64, 45 to 49, 40 to 44, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 20 to 24, 25 to 29 had majority of female population as per male-female ratios. Moreover, age-groups had eqivalent or almost equal numbers of male and female population with male-female ratios of 1.
The population pyramid for Palungtar Municipality visually illustrates the male vs. female population based on different age groups. The population data and ratio tables are also available in this link.
There were 58.33 % (22,265 ) of independent population, the working age people between ages of 15 and 64 years. The dependent children, ages below 15 years, were 32.49 % with total number of 12,403. The dependent elderly population, aged 65 and above were 9.18 % with total number of 3,506. As such, total dependent population including children and elderly people were 41.67 with total number of 15,909
There were 10,759 women of child-bearing age-group of 15 to 49 years. Same as, the todlers or children of 4 years or below were 3,222. The ratio of woman of child-bearing age and the number of todlers state that, approximately 299 children were born per 1,000 women. This number is also roughly used as fertility levels when direct measures of births are not available.
Literacy, Education Levels & Schooling
Grade 1-12 Students & Schools
The pie-chart and graphs above further illustrates the students and schools.
Population by Language Spoken
Mostly spoken language in Palungtar is Nepali, which is spoken by 34,326 people. The Palungtar has people who speak other languages, such as Tamang, Magar, Gurung, Newar, Kumal, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Maithili, Majhi, etc.
Population by Castes
According to 2011 census conducted by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Palungtar Municipality was inhabitted by mostly the people of Chhetri caste with total population of 6,221. There were as little as Bhote caste with population of as little as 11 in total. People of several other castes who live in Palungtar are Brahmin - Hill, Kumal, Sarki, Newar, Magar, Tamang, Kami, Gurung, Damai/Dholi, Sanyasi/Dashnami, Gharti/Bhujel, Muslim, Thakuri, Brahmu/Baramo, Gaine, Majhi, Badi, Kamar, Ghale, Rai, Darai, Sunuwar, Tharu, Bhote, Haluwai, etc. Only the population of castes with above 1,000 population are illustrated in the table.
Population by Disability
Similarly, there were 132 people who were blind and 154 people were deaf, while 12 people were both blind and deaf. Moreover, 111 persons had reported of having speech problems. Total 51 people had multiple disabilities.
The pie-chart above illustrate the better picture of disabled population along with genderwise ratios.
With respect to wall of the houses, 8,917 houses were mud bonded, 677 houses were cement bonded, 138 houses were wood planks bonded, 145 houses were bamboo bonded and 16 houses had unbaked bricks on their outer walls.Rest of the houses were reported of having other types of outer wall, while some of them reported nothing of having the outer wall bonding.
There were several types of house roofs reported. Total 1,374 houses were reported of having thatch roofs while 6,433 houses had galvanized roofs. Similarly, 1,758 houses had roof of tile, 325 houses had RCC roofs, 2 houses had roof of woods while 3 houses were reported having roof of mud. As per 2011 CBS census, some of the houses had other types of roofs while some didn't report about the roof structure.
With respect to the toilets, 2,482 out of 9,924 houses didn't report of having a private toilet for their households. Nevertheless, 3,511 houses were reported of having flush toilet while 3,920 houses reported having ordinary toilets.
With reference to source of fuel, 8,582 households reported their source of fuel as firewood while 18 households had kerosene as their fuel source. The LP gas was used by 617 households as a source of fuel. Moreover, other sources of fuel were cow dung (5), bio-gas (679), fuel electricity (9), etc.
Same as, total 8,708 households had reported of having electricity as the source of their household's lighting. The households still using kerosene as source of light were 1,182, while 9 households used solar energy as source of lights. Total 0 households also reported of using bio-gas as a source of light. The ratio of use of electricity as compared to other source of light was 0.88.
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