Palghar Municipal Council, with population of about 69 thousand is Palghar sub district's only municipal council located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Palghar municipal council is 64 km2. Population density of the city is 1077 persons per km2. There are 25 wards in the city, among them Palghar Ward No 22 is the most populous ward with population of 4084 and Palghar Ward No 10 is the least populous ward with population of 1555.

Nearest railway station is Palghar which is within the city. Palghar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Thane which is 105 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 95 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 69 thousand people, among them about 37 thousand (53%) are male and about 32 thousand (47%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 14% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Palghar municipal council is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 16 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Palghar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 68,930 55,791 3,419 9,720 8,139
Male 36,523 29,998 1,775 4,750 4,210
Female 32,407 25,793 1,644 4,970 3,929

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 11% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 879 in Muslims are 906 and in Jains are 953

Religion wise population 2011 - Palghar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 68,930 56,484 7,632 837 124 1,641 1,969 27 216
Male 36,523 30,053 4,004 423 68 825 1,008 14 128
Female 32,407 26,431 3,628 414 56 816 961 13 88

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 30.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 53 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 34.8% which is 7.3% higher than male population growth rate of 27.5%. General caste population has increased by 30.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 80.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.5% and child population has increased by 17.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Palghar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30.9% 30.2% 80.2% 22.5% 17.4%
Male 27.5% 26.6% 77.3% 20.2% 12.8%
Female 34.8% 34.7% 83.5% 24.8% 22.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 887 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 860, in schedule caste is 926 and in schedule tribe is 1046. There are 933 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 48 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 76 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Palghar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 48 52 31 38 76
2011 887 860 926 1046 933
2001 839 808 895 1008 857

Literacy

Total about 53 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 30 thousand are male and about 24 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Palghar is 88%. 92% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Palghar

Total Male Female
Change 4.9% 3.0% 7.3%
2011 87.9% 91.8% 83.5%
2001 83% 88.8% 76.2%

Workers profile

Palghar has 40% (about 28 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 20% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Palghar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.3% 36.5% 3.8% 59.7%
Male 58.4% 54% 4.4% 41.6%
Female 19.9% 16.9% 3.1% 80.1%