Akola Municipal Corporation, with population of about 4.3 lakh is Akola sub district's only municipal corporation located in Akola sub district of Akola district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Akola municipal corporation is 23 km2. Population density of the city is 18166 persons per km2. There are 71 wards in the city, among them Akola Ward No 64 is the most populous ward with population of 9199 and Akola Ward No 33 is the least populous ward with population of 4040.

Nearest railway station is Akola which is within the city. Akola is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Akola. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 595 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 826.3 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45.1°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.3 lakh people, among them about 2.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.1 lakh (49%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Akola municipal corporation is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 86 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Akola

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 425,817 351,024 66,078 8,715 47,319
Male 217,393 179,584 33,353 4,456 24,847
Female 208,424 171,440 32,725 4,259 22,472

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 55% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 30% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 13% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 952 in Muslims are 962 and in Buddhists are 982

Religion wise population 2011 - Akola

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 425,817 233,894 127,468 1,784 870 54,991 6,199 105 506
Male 217,393 119,801 64,970 865 445 27,740 3,223 57 292
Female 208,424 114,093 62,498 919 425 27,251 2,976 48 214

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 6.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 7.5% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 5.2%. General caste population has decreased by -1.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 98%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -5.2% and child population has decreased by -10.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Akola

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.3% -1.9% 98% -5.2% -10.2%
Male 5.2% -2.9% 96.1% -6.8% -9.3%
Female 7.5% -1% 100% -3.6% -11.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 959 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 955, in schedule caste is 981 and in schedule tribe is 956. There are 904 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 20 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Akola

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 19 19 32 -20
2011 959 955 981 956 904
2001 938 936 962 924 924

Literacy

Total about 3.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.8 lakh are male and about 1.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Akola is 92%. 95% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Akola

Total Male Female
Change 5.8% 3.7% 8.2%
2011 91.9% 94.7% 89%
2001 86.1% 91% 80.8%

Workers profile

Akola has 33% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 12% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Akola

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.7% 31% 1.7% 67.3%
Male 52.5% 50.2% 2.3% 47.5%
Female 12.1% 11% 1.1% 87.9%