Saligram Town Panchayat, with population of about 15 thousand is Udupi sub district's only town panchayat located in Udupi sub district of Udupi district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Saligram town panchayat is 15 km2. Population density of the city is 1029 persons per km2. There are 14 wards in the city, among them Saligram Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 1373 and Saligram Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 874.

Nearest railway station is Barkur which is 6 km far from here. Udupi is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Udupi which is 22 km away. Bangalore is the state head quarter of the city and is 450 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 3473 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 15 thousand people, among them 7183 (47%) are male and 7940 (53%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Saligram town panchayat is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3222 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Saligram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,123 13,935 1,011 177 1,208
Male 7,183 6,605 490 88 613
Female 7,940 7,330 521 89 595

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1104 in Muslims are 1146.

Religion wise population 2011 - Saligram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,123 13,718 1,223 178 0 0 0 1 3
Male 7,183 6,521 570 90 0 0 0 0 2
Female 7,940 7,197 653 88 0 0 0 1 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 1.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is -0.5% which is -3.3% lower than male population growth rate of 2.8%. General caste population has increased by 0.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 38.3% and child population has decreased by -15.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Saligram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.1% 0.7% 1% 38.3% -15.3%
Male 2.8% 2.9% -2.2% 37.5% -14.4%
Female -0.5% -1.1% 4.2% 39.1% -16.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1105 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1110, in schedule caste is 1063 and in schedule tribe is 1011. There are 971 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 37 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Saligram

Total General SC ST Child
Change -37 -45 65 11 -21
2011 1105 1110 1063 1011 971
2001 1142 1155 998 1000 992

Literacy

Total about 12 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6080 are male and 5932 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Saligram is 86%. 93% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Saligram

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 2.6% 5.9%
2011 86.3% 92.5% 80.8%
2001 81.8% 89.9% 74.9%

Workers profile

Saligram has 47% (7181) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 64% male and 33% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Saligram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.5% 39.4% 8.1% 52.5%
Male 63.8% 57.8% 6% 36.2%
Female 32.7% 22.8% 9.9% 67.3%