Bhopal Municipal Corporation, with population of about 18 lakh is Huzur sub district's only municipal corporation located in Huzur sub district of Bhopal district in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Bhopal municipal corporation is 286 km2. Population density of the city is 6290 persons per km2. There are 70 wards in the city, among them Bhopal Ward No 52 is the most populous ward with population of about 64 thousand and Bhopal Ward No 47 is the least populous ward with population of 6921.

Nearest railway station is Bhopal which is within the city. Huzur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhopal. Bhopal is the state head quarter of the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 597.9 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 18 lakh people, among them about 9.4 lakh (52%) are male and about 8.6 lakh (48%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhopal municipal corporation is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3.8 lakh households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhopal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,798,218 1,510,039 242,103 46,076 216,088
Male 936,168 786,912 125,393 23,863 112,602
Female 862,050 723,127 116,710 22,213 103,486

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 26% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 900 in Muslims are 964 and in Jains are 978

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhopal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,798,218 1,244,425 472,578 20,205 10,247 19,481 24,267 296 6,719
Male 936,168 654,849 240,620 10,070 5,187 9,957 12,269 170 3,046
Female 862,050 589,576 231,958 10,135 5,060 9,524 11,998 126 3,673

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 25.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 26.8% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 23.6%. General caste population has increased by 24.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 36%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 7.9% and child population has increased by 3.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhopal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25.1% 24.1% 36% 7.9% 3.6%
Male 23.6% 22.6% 34.5% 5.7% 4.1%
Female 26.8% 25.7% 37.8% 10.3% 3.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 921 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 919, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 931. There are 919 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhopal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 23 22 39 -9
2011 921 919 931 931 919
2001 898 896 909 892 928

Literacy

Total about 13.2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 7.2 lakh are male and about 6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhopal is 83%. 87% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhopal

Total Male Female
Change 3.8% 1.9% 5.9%
2011 83.5% 87.4% 79.2%
2001 79.7% 85.5% 73.3%

Workers profile

Bhopal has 35% (about 6.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 16% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhopal

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.1% 30% 5.1% 64.9%
Male 52.4% 46.4% 6% 47.6%
Female 16.3% 12.2% 4.1% 83.7%