Mahad Municipal Council, with population of about 28 thousand is Mahad sub district's only municipal council located in Mahad sub district of Raigarh district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Mahad municipal council is 4 km2. Population density of the city is 6766 persons per km2. There are 17 wards in the city, among them Mahad Ward No 04 is the most populous ward with population of 2198 and Mahad Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 937.

Nearest railway station is Veer which is 15 km far from here. Mahad is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Alibag which is 115 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 206 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 2164.5 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36.7°C and minimum temperature goes down to 13.5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 28 thousand people, among them about 14 thousand (51%) are male and about 14 thousand (49%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahad municipal council is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 6430 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mahad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27,536 25,479 1,707 350 2,817
Male 14,025 12,929 867 229 1,485
Female 13,511 12,550 840 121 1,332

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 945 in Muslims are 1026 and in Buddhists are 1073.

Religion wise population 2011 - Mahad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 27,536 21,408 4,625 120 50 1,057 224 2 50
Male 14,025 11,006 2,283 60 25 510 113 1 27
Female 13,511 10,402 2,342 60 25 547 111 1 23

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 13.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 17.4% which is 7.5% higher than male population growth rate of 9.9%. General caste population has increased by 11.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 38.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 31.1% and child population has decreased by -7.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mahad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.4% 11.9% 38.3% 31.1% -7.4%
Male 9.9% 8.1% 34.8% 43.1% -9.5%
Female 17.4% 16.1% 42.1% 13.1% -4.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 963 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 971, in schedule caste is 969 and in schedule tribe is 528. There are 897 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 61 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 43 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mahad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 61 67 50 -141 43
2011 963 971 969 528 897
2001 902 904 919 669 854

Literacy

Total about 23 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 12 thousand are male and about 11 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahad is 94%. 96% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mahad

Total Male Female
Change 2.0% 0.6% 3.8%
2011 94.3% 96.2% 92.4%
2001 92.3% 95.6% 88.6%

Workers profile

Mahad has 33% (9070) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 14% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mahad

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.9% 31.2% 1.7% 67.1%
Male 51.3% 49.1% 2.2% 48.7%
Female 13.9% 12.7% 1.2% 86.1%