Salkhua is a Block positioned in Saharsa district in Bihar. Situated in rural area of Bihar, it is one among the 10 blocks of Saharsa district. As per the government register, the block code of Salkhua is 167. The block has 43 villages and there are total 24785 houses in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Salkhua's population is 132844. Out of this, 69953 are males whereas the females count 62891 here. This block has 29124 children in the age bracket of 0-6 years. Out of this 14959 are boys and 14165 are girls.
Literacy rate in Salkhua block is 32%. 42569 out of total 132844 population is literate here. Among males the literacy rate is 40% as 28323 males out of total 69953 are educated whereas female literacy rate is 22% as 14246 out of total 62891 females are educated in this Block.
The Negative portion is that illiteracy rate of Salkhua block is shockingly high -- 67%. Here 90275 out of total 132844 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 59% as 41630 males out of total 69953 are illiterate. Among the females the illiteracy ratio is 77% and 48645 out of total 62891 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of working people of Salkhua block is 48267 while 84577 are un-employed. And out of 48267 occupied person 9970 individuals are completely dependent on agriculture.