Dewas Municipal Corporation, with population of about 2.9 lakh is Dewas sub district's only municipal corporation located in Dewas sub district of Dewas district in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Dewas municipal corporation is 100 km2. Population density of the city is 2889 persons per km2. There are 45 wards in the city, among them Dewas Ward No 07 is the most populous ward with population of about 15 thousand and Dewas Ward No 35 is the least populous ward with population of 3003.

Nearest railway station is Dewas which is within the city. Dewas is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Dewas. Bhopal is the state head quarter of the city and is 155 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 885.2 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17.9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.9 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (48%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dewas municipal corporation is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 57 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dewas

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 289,550 223,323 56,366 9,861 35,437
Male 150,081 115,882 29,149 5,050 18,570
Female 139,469 107,441 27,217 4,811 16,867

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 20% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 924 in Muslims are 948 and in Jains are 965.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dewas

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 289,550 225,805 57,842 1,419 1,257 318 2,667 20 222
Male 150,081 117,379 29,699 721 638 166 1,357 11 110
Female 139,469 108,426 28,143 698 619 152 1,310 9 112

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 25% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 26.1% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 24%. General caste population has increased by 21.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 43%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.3% and child population has increased by 3.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dewas

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25% 21.2% 43% 22.3% 3.2%
Male 24% 20.3% 42.3% 18.1% 2.3%
Female 26.1% 22.2% 43.8% 27.1% 4.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 929 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 927, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 953. There are 908 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dewas

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 15 10 68 16
2011 929 927 934 953 908
2001 913 912 924 885 892

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 95 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dewas is 85%. 91% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dewas

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 1.3% 6.5%
2011 84.6% 91.1% 77.7%
2001 80.9% 89.8% 71.2%

Workers profile

Dewas has 33% (about 96 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 13% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dewas

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.2% 30.2% 3% 66.8%
Male 52.1% 48.7% 3.4% 47.9%
Female 12.9% 10.3% 2.6% 87.1%