Bhatkal Town Municipal Council, with population of about 32 thousand is Bhatkal sub district's only town municipal council located in Bhatkal sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Bhatkal town municipal council is 5 km2. Population density of the city is 6119 persons per km2. There are 23 wards in the city, among them Bhatkal Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 2415 and Bhatkal Ward No 20 is the least populous ward with population of 758.

Nearest railway station is Bhatkal which is within the city. Bhatkal is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Karwar which is 130 km away. Bangalore is the state head quarter of the city and is 428 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 4200 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35°C and minimum temperature goes down to 19°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 32 thousand people, among them about 16 thousand (51%) are male and about 16 thousand (49%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhatkal town municipal council is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 4933 households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhatkal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32,000 31,004 664 332 4,205
Male 16,417 15,936 320 161 2,190
Female 15,583 15,068 344 171 2,015

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 25% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 949 in Hindus are 952.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhatkal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 32,000 8,067 23,724 188 1 2 7 7 4
Male 16,417 4,133 12,171 101 1 1 3 5 2
Female 15,583 3,934 11,553 87 0 1 4 2 2

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 0.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 32 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is -1.6% which is -4.7% lower than male population growth rate of 3.1%. General caste population has increased by 0.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 95.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -31.3% and child population has decreased by -9.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhatkal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 0.7% 0.2% 95.9% -31.3% -9.7%
Male 3.1% 2.6% 109.2% -33.7% -9.3%
Female -1.6% -2.3% 84.9% -28.8% -10.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 949 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 946, in schedule caste is 1075 and in schedule tribe is 1062. There are 920 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 45 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 - Bhatkal

Total General SC ST Child
Change -45 -46 -141 74 -8
2011 949 946 1075 1062 920
2001 994 992 1216 988 928

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 14 thousand are male and about 12 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhatkal is 94%. 96% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhatkal

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 1.8% 4.9%
2011 94.1% 96.3% 91.9%
2001 90.8% 94.5% 87%

Workers profile

Bhatkal has 27% (8700) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 7% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhatkal

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 27.2% 25.5% 1.7% 72.8%
Male 46.4% 43.8% 2.7% 53.6%
Female 6.9% 6.2% 0.7% 93.1%