Ambarnath Municipal Council, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Ambarnath sub district's the most populous municipal council located in Ambarnath sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Ambarnath municipal council is 38 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 6670 persons per km2. There are 50 wards in the city, among them Ambarnath Ward No 35 is the most populous ward with population of 9270 and Ambarnath Ward No 16 is the least populous ward with population of 1159.

Nearest railway station is Ambarnath which is within the city. Ambarnath is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Thane which is 25 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 62 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 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (48%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ambarnath municipal council is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 58 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ambarnath

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 253,475 208,453 35,377 9,645 28,449
Male 132,582 109,705 17,962 4,915 14,855
Female 120,893 98,748 17,415 4,730 13,594

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 5% population all other religious communities contribute 6% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 906 in Muslims are 905 and in Buddhists are 950

Religion wise population 2011 - Ambarnath

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 253,475 199,512 26,030 11,662 712 13,257 1,586 120 596
Male 132,582 104,702 13,663 5,769 386 6,799 822 65 376
Female 120,893 94,810 12,367 5,893 326 6,458 764 55 220

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 24.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 25.3% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 23.5%. General caste population has increased by 19.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 60.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.9% and child population has increased by 3.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ambarnath

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24.4% 19.9% 60.2% 22.9% 3.1%
Male 23.5% 19.4% 57.1% 21.5% 3.6%
Female 25.3% 20.4% 63.6% 24.3% 2.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 912 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 900, in schedule caste is 970 and in schedule tribe is 962. There are 915 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 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ambarnath

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 7 39 21 -9
2011 912 900 970 962 915
2001 899 893 931 941 924

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 89 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ambarnath is 87%. 91% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ambarnath

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 1.3% 6.6%
2011 87.2% 91% 83.1%
2001 83.5% 89.7% 76.5%

Workers profile

Ambarnath has 36% (about 91 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 16% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ambarnath

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.1% 33.6% 2.4% 63.9%
Male 54.5% 51.3% 3.2% 45.5%
Female 15.8% 14.3% 1.5% 84.2%