Dahanu Municipal Council, with population of about 50 thousand is Dahanu sub district's only municipal council located in Dahanu sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Dahanu municipal council is 18 km2. Population density of the city is 2763 persons per km2. There are 23 wards in the city, among them Dahanu Ward No 04 is the most populous ward with population of 4451 and Dahanu Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 1244.

Nearest railway station is Dahanu which is within the city. Dahanu is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Thane which is 135 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 124 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1851.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.4°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 50 thousand people, among them about 26 thousand (51%) are male and about 24 thousand (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dahanu municipal council is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 11 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dahanu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 50,287 38,493 2,471 9,323 5,242
Male 25,790 19,992 1,245 4,553 2,691
Female 24,497 18,501 1,226 4,770 2,551

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 948 in Muslims are 930 and in Jains are 1004

Religion wise population 2011 - Dahanu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 50,287 41,289 5,830 672 156 313 1,419 484 124
Male 25,790 21,192 3,021 320 85 162 708 242 60
Female 24,497 20,097 2,809 352 71 151 711 242 64

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 13.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 44 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 14% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 12.6%. General caste population has increased by 12.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 32.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.3% and child population has decreased by -11.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dahanu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.3% 12.2% 32.8% 13.3% -11.9%
Male 12.6% 11.6% 30.2% 12.8% -11.9%
Female 14% 12.8% 35.5% 13.8% -12%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 950 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 925, in schedule caste is 985 and in schedule tribe is 1048. There are 948 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dahanu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 10 38 9 -2
2011 950 925 985 1048 948
2001 938 915 947 1039 950

Literacy

Total about 38 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 21 thousand are male and about 17 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dahanu is 85%. 90% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dahanu

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 1.6% 5.6%
2011 84.7% 90% 79.1%
2001 81.2% 88.4% 73.5%

Workers profile

Dahanu has 40% (about 20 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 22% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dahanu

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.6% 35.6% 3.9% 60.4%
Male 56.1% 51.2% 4.9% 43.9%
Female 22.2% 19.3% 3% 77.8%