Belgaum Municipal Corporation, with population of about 4.9 lakh is Belgaum sub district's only municipal corporation located in Belgaum sub district of Belgaum district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Belgaum municipal corporation is 100 km2. Population density of the city is 4901 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 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 488,157 434,069 38,221 15,867 52,467
Male 245,545 218,798 18,866 7,881 27,104
Female 242,612 215,271 19,355 7,986 25,363

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 22.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 24.4% which is 4.4% higher than male population growth rate of 20%. General caste population has increased by 19.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 46.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 65.2% and child population has increased by 10.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Belgaum

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.1% 19.3% 46.4% 65.2% 10.1%
Male 20% 17.2% 44.2% 62.1% 9.4%
Female 24.4% 21.4% 48.6% 68.3% 10.9%

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 1026 and in schedule tribe is 1013. There are 936 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 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Belgaum

Total General SC ST Child
Change 35 34 30 37 12
2011 988 984 1026 1013 936
2001 953 950 996 976 924

Literacy

Total about 3.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2 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. 56% male and 14% female population are working population. 52% 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% 31.8% 3.2% 65%
Male 55.5% 51.5% 4% 44.5%
Female 14.2% 11.8% 2.4% 85.8%