Belgaum Municipal Corporation And Out Growth, with population of about 4.9 lakh is Belgaum sub district's only municipal corporation and out growth located in Belgaum sub district of Belgaum district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Belgaum municipal corporation and out growth is 100 km2. Population density of the city is 4920 persons per km2. There are 60 wards in the city, among them Belgaum Ward No 54 is the most populous ward with population of about 19 thousand and Shindoli (og) Ward No 60 (rural Mdds Code:597766) is the least populous ward with population of 823.

Nearest railway station is Belgaum which is within the city. Belgaum is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Belgaum. Bangalore is the state head quarter of the city and is 502 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1344.7 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40°C and minimum temperature goes down to 18°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.9 lakh people, among them about 2.5 lakh (50%) are male and about 2.4 lakh (50%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Belgaum municipal corporation and out growth is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.1 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Belgaum

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 490,045 435,644 38,404 15,997 52,649
Male 246,537 219,616 18,966 7,955 27,204
Female 243,508 216,028 19,438 8,042 25,445

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 73% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 4% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 989 in Muslims are 975 and in Jains are 975

Religion wise population 2011 - Belgaum

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 490,045 358,930 101,044 5,408 549 179 20,658 25 3,252
Male 246,537 180,413 51,154 2,604 287 92 10,459 14 1,514
Female 243,508 178,517 49,890 2,804 262 87 10,199 11 1,738

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 22.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 24.8% which is 4.3% higher than male population growth rate of 20.5%. General caste population has increased by 19.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 47.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 66.5% and child population has increased by 10.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Belgaum

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.6% 19.7% 47.1% 66.5% 10.5%
Male 20.5% 17.7% 45% 63.6% 9.8%
Female 24.8% 21.9% 49.2% 69.4% 11.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 988 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 984, in schedule caste is 1025 and in schedule tribe is 1011. There are 935 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 35 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Belgaum

Total General SC ST Child
Change 35 34 29 35 11
2011 988 984 1025 1011 935
2001 953 950 996 976 924

Literacy

Total about 3.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 1.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Belgaum is 90%. 94% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Belgaum

Total Male Female
Change 2.2% 0.5% 4.2%
2011 89.8% 93.8% 85.8%
2001 87.6% 93.3% 81.6%

Workers profile

Belgaum has 35% (about 1.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 14% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Belgaum

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35% 31.7% 3.2% 65%
Male 55.5% 51.5% 4% 44.5%
Female 14.2% 11.8% 2.4% 85.8%