Shahapur Census Town, with population of about 12 thousand is Shahapur sub district's the 3rd least populous census town located in Shahapur sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Shahapur census town is 6 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1813 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Shahapur Ward No 01 and the population of Shahapur Ward No 01 is about 12 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Asangaon which is 3 km far from here. Shahapur is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Thane which is 60 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 90 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 12 thousand people, among them 5930 (51%) are male and 5693 (49%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 13% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shahapur census town is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 2713 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shahapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,623 9,441 684 1,498 1,224
Male 5,930 4,796 363 771 638
Female 5,693 4,645 321 727 586

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Buddhists 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 953 in Muslims are 988 and in Buddhists are 910

Religion wise population 2011 - Shahapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 11,623 10,088 684 24 19 403 391 4 10
Male 5,930 5,166 344 11 7 211 187 1 3
Female 5,693 4,922 340 13 12 192 204 3 7

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 10.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 10 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 11.2% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 10.4%. General caste population has increased by 7.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 72.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.8% and child population has decreased by -3.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shahapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.8% 7.2% 72.3% 16.8% -3.9%
Male 10.4% 6% 77.9% 20.3% -3.6%
Female 11.2% 8.4% 66.3% 13.2% -4.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 960 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 969, in schedule caste is 884 and in schedule tribe is 943. There are 918 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shahapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 22 -62 -59 -6
2011 960 969 884 943 918
2001 953 947 946 1002 924

Literacy

Total 9387 people in the census town are literate, among them 4931 are male and 4456 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shahapur is 90%. 93% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shahapur

Total Male Female
Change 2.6% 0.3% 5.0%
2011 90.3% 93.2% 87.3%
2001 87.7% 92.9% 82.3%

Workers profile

Shahapur has 35% (4048) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 17% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shahapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.8% 28.7% 6.1% 65.2%
Male 51.9% 44% 7.9% 48.1%
Female 17% 12.8% 4.2% 83%