As of 2001[update] India census, Malkera had a population of 9804. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Malkera has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 52%. In Malkera, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Tata groups have coal mines at Malkera. Tata Steel also developed labor township here. Malkera is constituted of place like Choutidih, Lal bungalow, New Colony, Trigunait basti, Green basti. nearest market place is Katras which is at 15 minutes drive. It has well maintained green patched area managed by Tata Steel. Malkera is at a distance of 20 km from Dhanbad town and 40 km from Bokaro. since there is no English medium school situated here, children have to go either to D.A.V, Sijua or DE'NOBLI which are at a distance of 5 km to 6 km from here. The only high school situated here is Bhubneswar Trigunait Memorial high school(Hindi medium).