Vashind Census Town, with population of about 21 thousand is Shahapur sub district's the most populous census town located in Shahapur sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Vashind census town is 4 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 5179 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Vashind Ward No 01 and the population of Vashind Ward No 01 is about 21 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Washind which is within the census town. Shahapur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 9 km. District head quarter of the census town is Thane which is 45 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 21 thousand people, among them about 11 thousand (52%) are male and 9787 (48%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vashind census town is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 4696 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vashind

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20,561 15,833 2,732 1,996 2,314
Male 10,774 8,359 1,402 1,013 1,243
Female 9,787 7,474 1,330 983 1,071

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Buddhists which contribute 8% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 904 in Buddhists are 989 and in Muslims are 827.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vashind

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 20,561 17,852 769 105 31 1,732 51 5 16
Male 10,774 9,378 421 53 17 871 27 3 4
Female 9,787 8,474 348 52 14 861 24 2 12

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 29.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 32.2% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 27.1%. General caste population has increased by 21.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 103.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 34.6% and child population has decreased by -6% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vashind

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.5% 21.3% 103.4% 34.6% -6%
Male 27.1% 18.8% 103.2% 34.2% -7.1%
Female 32.2% 24.2% 103.7% 35% -4.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 908 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 894, in schedule caste is 949 and in schedule tribe is 970. There are 862 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 35 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vashind

Total General SC ST Child
Change 35 38 3 6 21
2011 908 894 949 970 862
2001 873 856 946 964 841

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 8928 are male and 7481 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vashind is 90%. 94% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vashind

Total Male Female
Change 2.9% -0.1% 6.7%
2011 89.9% 93.7% 85.8%
2001 87% 93.8% 79.1%

Workers profile

Vashind has 33% (6770) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 12% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vashind

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.9% 30.2% 2.7% 67.1%
Male 51.7% 48.3% 3.5% 48.3%
Female 12.2% 10.4% 1.8% 87.8%