Gulbarga Municipal Corporation, with population of about 5.3 lakh is Gulbarga sub district's only municipal corporation located in Gulbarga sub district of Gulbarga district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Gulbarga municipal corporation is 64 km2. Population density of the city is 8275 persons per km2. There are 58 wards in the city, among them Gulbarga Ward No 23 is the most populous ward with population of about 20 thousand and Rajapur (og) Ward No 57 (rural Mdds Code:620321) is the least populous ward with population of 434.

Nearest railway station is Gulbarga which is within the city. Gulbarga is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Gulbarga. Bangalore is the state head quarter of the city and is 585 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 776 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 15°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 5.3 lakh people, among them about 2.7 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.6 lakh (49%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gulbarga municipal corporation is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1 lakh households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gulbarga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 533,587 444,612 79,104 9,871 68,511
Male 271,660 226,572 40,107 4,981 35,505
Female 261,927 218,040 38,997 4,890 33,006

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 26.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 28.9% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 23.8%. General caste population has increased by 25%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 119% and child population has increased by 10.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gulbarga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.3% 25% 26.8% 119% 10.1%
Male 23.8% 22.8% 23% 115.7% 8.9%
Female 28.9% 27.4% 31% 122.5% 11.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 964 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 972 and in schedule tribe is 982. There are 930 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 38 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gulbarga

Total General SC ST Child
Change 38 34 59 30 22
2011 964 962 972 982 930
2001 926 928 913 952 908

Literacy

Total about 3.8 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 1.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gulbarga is 82%. 88% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gulbarga

Total Male Female
Change 6.1% 4.1% 8.7%
2011 82.3% 87.9% 76.6%
2001 76.2% 83.8% 67.9%

Workers profile

Gulbarga has 33% (about 1.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 16% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gulbarga

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33% 27.2% 5.7% 67%
Male 49.1% 42.3% 6.9% 50.9%
Female 16.2% 11.6% 4.6% 83.8%