Kalher Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Bhiwandi sub district's the 3rd most populous census town located in Bhiwandi sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Kalher census town is 5 km2 and it is the 5th biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2983 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kalher Ward No 01 and the population of Kalher Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Thane which is 6 km far from here. Bhiwandi Nizampur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 8 km. District head quarter of the census town is Thane which is 6 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 45 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 about 16 thousand people, among them 8701 (56%) are male and 6872 (44%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kalher census town is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 3587 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kalher

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,573 14,359 564 650 1,955
Male 8,701 8,067 295 339 1,032
Female 6,872 6,292 269 311 923

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 800 in Muslims are 281 and in Jains are 975

Religion wise population 2011 - Kalher

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,573 14,163 456 219 93 311 312 4 15
Male 8,701 7,868 356 106 45 157 158 3 8
Female 6,872 6,295 100 113 48 154 154 1 7

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 108.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 7485. Female population growth rate of the census town is 97.2% which is -20.3% lower than male population growth rate of 117.5%. General caste population has increased by 110.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 840%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 8.7% and child population has increased by 82.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kalher

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 108.1% 110.3% 840% 8.7% 82.9%
Male 117.5% 119.8% 953.6% 12.3% 81.1%
Female 97.2% 99.3% 740.6% 5.1% 85%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 790 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 780, in schedule caste is 912 and in schedule tribe is 917. There are 894 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 decreased by 81 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kalher

Total General SC ST Child
Change -81 -80 -231 -63 19
2011 790 780 912 917 894
2001 871 860 1143 980 875

Literacy

Total about 12 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 7219 are male and 5091 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kalher is 90%. 94% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kalher

Total Male Female
Change 6.6% 2.7% 10.5%
2011 90.4% 94.1% 85.6%
2001 83.8% 91.4% 75.1%

Workers profile

Kalher has 42% (6472) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 14% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kalher

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.6% 37.9% 3.7% 58.4%
Male 63.4% 58.3% 5% 36.6%
Female 14% 12% 1.9% 86%