Mangalore Municipal Corporation, with population of about 4.9 lakh is Mangalore sub district's only municipal corporation located in Mangalore sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Mangalore municipal corporation is 152 km2. Population density of the city is 3220 persons per km2. There are 64 wards in the city, among them Mangalore Ward No 18 is the most populous ward with population of about 12 thousand and Padushedde (og) Ward No 64 (rural Mdds Code:617524) is the least populous ward with population of 813.

Nearest railway station is Mangalore which is within the city. Mangalore is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Mangalore. Bangalore is the state head quarter of the city and is 350 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 2841.3 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.9 lakh people, among them about 2.4 lakh (50%) are male and about 2.5 lakh (50%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mangalore municipal corporation is 9%, 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 - Mangalore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 488,968 460,698 20,976 7,294 43,340
Male 242,512 228,571 10,261 3,680 22,323
Female 246,456 232,127 10,715 3,614 21,017

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 22.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 23.9% which is 3% higher than male population growth rate of 20.9%. General caste population has increased by 21.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 29%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 83.8% and child population has increased by 6.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mangalore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.4% 21.4% 29% 83.8% 6.9%
Male 20.9% 20% 27.4% 77.3% 8%
Female 23.9% 22.9% 30.6% 90.9% 5.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1016 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1016, in schedule caste is 1044 and in schedule tribe is 982. There are 941 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mangalore

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 25 26 70 -19
2011 1016 1016 1044 982 941
2001 992 991 1018 912 960

Literacy

Total about 4.2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 2.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mangalore is 94%. 96% of male and 91% 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 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mangalore

Total Male Female
Change 2.7% 1.3% 4.2%
2011 93.7% 96.1% 91.4%
2001 91% 94.8% 87.2%

Workers profile

Mangalore has 42% (about 2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 26% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mangalore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.6% 38.7% 2.9% 58.4%
Male 57.9% 54.5% 3.4% 42.1%
Female 25.5% 23% 2.5% 74.5%