Dhule Municipal Corporation, with population of about 3.8 lakh is Dhule sub district's only municipal corporation located in Dhule sub district of Dhule district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Dhule municipal corporation is 46 km2. Population density of the city is 8083 persons per km2. There are 67 wards in the city, among them Dhule Ward No 46 is the most populous ward with population of about 12 thousand and Dhule Ward No 51 is the least populous ward with population of 2715.

Nearest railway station is Dhule which is within the city. Dhule is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Dhule. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 350 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 689.9 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10.7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3.8 lakh people, among them about 1.9 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (48%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dhule municipal corporation is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 72 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dhule

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 375,559 331,077 29,245 15,237 44,836
Male 193,446 170,759 14,838 7,849 23,769
Female 182,113 160,318 14,407 7,388 21,067

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 65% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 32% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 926 in Muslims are 973 and in Jains are 958.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dhule

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 375,559 242,299 118,618 1,200 854 4,924 5,994 40 1,630
Male 193,446 125,795 60,118 586 444 2,471 3,061 20 951
Female 182,113 116,504 58,500 614 410 2,453 2,933 20 679

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 9.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 11.1% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 8.8%. General caste population has increased by 9.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 11.4% and child population has decreased by -5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dhule

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.9% 9.9% 9.4% 11.4% -5%
Male 8.8% 8.8% 8.5% 8.7% -5.4%
Female 11.1% 11% 10.2% 14.5% -4.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 941 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 939, in schedule caste is 971 and in schedule tribe is 941. There are 886 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dhule

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 18 15 48 9
2011 941 939 971 941 886
2001 922 921 956 893 877

Literacy

Total about 2.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.5 lakh are male and about 1.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dhule is 88%. 91% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dhule

Total Male Female
Change 2.5% -0.2% 5.4%
2011 87.9% 91.2% 84.3%
2001 85.4% 91.4% 78.9%

Workers profile

Dhule has 30% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 11% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dhule

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.3% 28.1% 2.3% 69.7%
Male 48.9% 46.1% 2.8% 51.1%
Female 10.6% 8.9% 1.7% 89.4%