Bhilwara District, with population of about 24.1 lakh is Rajasthan's the 10th most populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Bhilwara district is about 10 thousand km2 and it is the 12th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 230 persons per km2. There are 12 sub districts in the district, among them Bhilwara is the most populous sub district with population of about 5.6 lakh and Beejoliya is the least populous sub district with population of about 89 thousand.

There are 7 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bhilwara Municipal Council; Shahpura, Gulabpura, Jahazpur, Gangapur and Asind Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 24.1 lakh people, among them about 12.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 11.9 lakh (49%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhilwara district is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 5 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 79% (about 19 lakh) live in Bhilwara District rural part and 21% (about 5.1 lakh) population live in the Bhilwara District urban part. Rural population density of Bhilwara district is 187 and urban population density is 1647 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhilwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,408,523 1,771,303 407,947 229,273 361,683
Male 1,220,736 897,378 206,332 117,026 187,617
Female 1,187,787 873,925 201,615 112,247 174,066

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bhilwara

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bhilwara 557761 Mandal 17361 Bhilwara 359483
Asind 254130 Bigod 13062 Shahpura 30320
Mandal 235640 Banera 11436 Gulabpura 27215
Jahazpur 217773 Rayla 9968 Jahazpur 20586
Shahpura 207020 Kotri 9864 Gangapur 18777
Mandalgarh 176703 Bagor 9500 Asind 16611
Kotri 174701 Badnor 9217 Beejoliya Kalan 14140
Hurda 138643 Karera 8882 Mandalgarh 13844
Sahara 135086 Hurda Seja 7647 Hameer Garh 11678
Banera 123714 Phooliya Kalan 7516

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 974 in Muslims are 957 and in Jains are 977.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhilwara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,408,523 2,224,839 142,427 1,978 1,468 183 35,149 60 2,419
Male 1,220,736 1,127,007 72,770 1,006 744 83 17,775 29 1,322
Female 1,187,787 1,097,832 69,657 972 724 100 17,374 31 1,097

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 20.3% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 18.9%. General caste population has increased by 16.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 28.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 27% and child population has increased by 0.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhilwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.6% 16.8% 28.9% 27% 0.6%
Male 18.9% 16.2% 28.2% 25.7% 1.7%
Female 20.3% 17.4% 29.6% 28.3% -0.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 973 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 974, in schedule caste is 977 and in schedule tribe is 959. There are 928 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 11 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 - Bhilwara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 11 11 19 -21
2011 973 974 977 959 928
2001 962 963 966 940 949

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhilwara

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mandal 1036 Bhopi Ki Ret 3000 Shahpura 984
Raipur 1028 Haripura 2000 Hameer Garh 982
Sahara 1021 Rampuriya 2000 Asind 968
Asind 998 Borda 1599 Mandalgarh 964
Banera 986 Sanjari Ka Bariya 1450 Beejoliya Kalan 960
Shahpura 969 Sadak Ka Badiya 1395 Gangapur 960
Kotri 965 Lachhman Pura 1375 Jahazpur 954
Beejoliya 964 Nandura 1371 Bhilwara 922
Mandalgarh 957 Khatanon Ka Bariya 1362 Gulabpura 905
Hurda 949 Richhi Ka Badiya 1349

Literacy

Total about 12.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.8 lakh are male and about 4.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhilwara is 61%. 75% of male and 47% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhilwara

Total Male Female
Change 10.7% 7.9% 13.7%
2011 61.4% 75.3% 47.2%
2001 50.7% 67.4% 33.5%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhilwara

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhilwara 75 Golam Garh 100 Bhilwara 82
Hurda 67 Kishanpuriya 100 Gulabpura 82
Jahazpur 60 Patiyal 91 Beejoliya Kalan 79
Beejoliya 60 Rughnath Garh 90 Shahpura 78
Sahara 60 Gurha 90 Hameer Garh 78
Asind 57 Sohanpura 90 Gangapur 77
Banera 57 Dholiya Khera 89 Jahazpur 76
Shahpura 56 Chandpura 89 Mandalgarh 73
Mandalgarh 55 Kalyanpura 88 Asind 72
Mandal 54 Batakhon Ka Khera 87

Workers profile

Bhilwara has 48% (about 11.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 40% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhilwara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.7% 36.7% 11% 52.3%
Male 55.3% 47.6% 7.7% 44.7%
Female 39.9% 25.4% 14.4% 60.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhilwara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Shahpura (Rural) 56.1 Bhilwara 118.5
Badnor 39 Mandalgarh 84
Karera 38.6 Shahpura 56.5
Mandal 33.9 Asind 25
Nayanagar 33 Hameer Garh 17.6
Koshithal 32 Beejoliya Kalan 13.6
Kanechhan Kalan 31.9 Gulabpura 12
Banka 31.7 Gangapur 6
Soonthi 31.5 Jahazpur 5
Kundiya Kalan 31.3