Solapur Municipal Corporation, with population of about 9.5 lakh is Solapur North sub district's only municipal corporation located in Solapur North sub district of Solapur district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Solapur municipal corporation is 179 km2. Population density of the city is 5329 persons per km2. There are 98 wards in the city, among them Solapur Ward No 90 is the most populous ward with population of about 19 thousand and Solapur Ward No 19 is the least populous ward with population of 6767.

Nearest railway station is Solapur which is within the city. Solapur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Solapur. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 455 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 755.7 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43.3°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 9.5 lakh people, among them about 4.8 lakh (51%) are male and about 4.7 lakh (49%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Solapur municipal corporation is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.9 lakh households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Solapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 951,558 795,498 138,078 17,982 109,360
Male 481,064 402,620 69,336 9,108 57,001
Female 470,494 392,878 68,742 8,874 52,359

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 76% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 977 in Muslims are 980 and in Buddhists are 1004.

Religion wise population 2011 - Solapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 951,558 720,582 196,425 6,993 613 15,378 9,489 248 1,830
Male 481,064 364,487 99,182 3,440 301 7,675 4,918 127 934
Female 470,494 356,095 97,243 3,553 312 7,703 4,571 121 896

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 9.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 8.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 10% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 8.2%. General caste population has increased by 7.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -0.3% and child population has decreased by -8.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Solapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.1% 7.9% 17.6% -0.3% -8.4%
Male 8.2% 7.2% 15.9% -1.2% -8%
Female 10% 8.7% 19.4% 0.6% -8.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 978 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 974. There are 919 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Solapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 14 29 18 -8
2011 978 976 991 974 919
2001 962 962 962 956 927

Literacy

Total about 7 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 3.8 lakh are male and about 3.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Solapur is 83%. 90% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Solapur

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 3.0% 9.3%
2011 82.8% 89.6% 75.9%
2001 76.8% 86.6% 66.6%

Workers profile

Solapur has 37% (about 3.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 22% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Solapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.3% 34.5% 2.8% 62.7%
Male 52% 48.8% 3.2% 48%
Female 22.3% 19.9% 2.3% 77.7%