Simdega district ranks twenty-second in terms of total population in the state and twentieth in regards to decadal population growth rate (2001-11) among the twenty-four districts. With a sex ratio of 1000. The district comprises of ten blocks namely, Simdega, pakar Tanr, kurdeg, Kersai, Bolba, Thethaitangar, Kolebira, Jaldega, Basjor and Bano. As per Census 2011, the district has 451 villages and 1 town distributed in two assembly constituencies. Census 2011 figure indicated that the percentage share of scheduled caste population to total population was 7.45 percent while that of scheduled tribes was 70.78 percent.