Shikaripara is a Block situated in Dumka district in Jharkhand. Situated in rural region of Jharkhand, it is one of the 10 blocks of Dumka district. As per the government records, the block number of Shikaripara is 177. The block has 261 villages and there are total 27609 families in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Shikaripara's population is 131464. Out of this, 65723 are males whereas the females count 65741 here. This block has 22931 children in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 11650 are boys and 11281 are girls.
Literacy ratio in Shikaripara block is 47%. 61968 out of total 131464 population is literate here. In males the literacy ratio is 56% as 37037 males out of total 65723 are literate whereas female literacy ratio is 37% as 24931 out of total 65741 females are literate in this Block.
The dark side is that illiteracy rate of Shikaripara block is shockingly high -- 52%. Here 69496 out of total 131464 individuals are illiterate. Male illiteracy ratio here is 43% as 28686 males out of total 65723 are illiterate. Among the females the illiteracy rate is 62% and 40810 out of total 65741 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of occupied individual of Shikaripara block is 57175 however 74289 are non-working. And out of 57175 employed people 9735 individuals are completely dependent on cultivation.