Tarapur Census Town, with population of 6962 is Palghar sub district's the 2nd least populous census town located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Tarapur census town is 7 km2 and it is the 4th biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 966 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Tarapur Ward No 01 and the population of Tarapur Ward No 01 is 6962.

Nearest railway station is Boisar which is 16 km far from here. Palghar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 23 km. District head quarter of the census town is Thane which is 110 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 130 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1851.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.4°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12.3°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 6962 people, among them 3462 (50%) are male and 3500 (50%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tarapur census town is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 1558 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tarapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,962 5,509 644 809 652
Male 3,462 2,733 315 414 333
Female 3,500 2,776 329 395 319

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 52% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 42% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1027 in Muslims are 997 and in Buddhists are 967.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tarapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,962 3,640 2,906 7 1 358 29 10 11
Male 3,462 1,796 1,455 5 0 182 13 7 4
Female 3,500 1,844 1,451 2 1 176 16 3 7

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -0.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 7014. Female population growth rate of the census town is 0.7% which is 2.8% higher than male population growth rate of -2.1%. General caste population has increased by 0.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -3.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -4.8% and child population has decreased by -20.2% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tarapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -0.7% 0.2% -3.2% -4.8% -20.2%
Male -2.1% -1.6% -4.5% -3.7% -23.3%
Female 0.7% 2% -1.8% -6% -16.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1011 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1016, in schedule caste is 1044 and in schedule tribe is 954. There are 958 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 29 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 - Tarapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 29 37 29 -23 76
2011 1011 1016 1044 954 958
2001 982 979 1015 977 882

Literacy

Total 5747 people in the census town are literate, among them 2953 are male and 2794 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tarapur is 91%. 94% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tarapur

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 1.4% 5.3%
2011 91.1% 94.4% 87.8%
2001 87.8% 93% 82.5%

Workers profile

Tarapur has 38% (2673) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 21% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tarapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.4% 31.5% 6.9% 61.6%
Male 56.4% 48.3% 8.1% 43.6%
Female 20.6% 14.8% 5.8% 79.4%