Mathura District, with population of about 25.5 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 35th least populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Mathura district is 3340 km2 and it is the 35th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 763 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Mathura is the most populous sub district with population of about 11.9 lakh and Mahavan is the least populous sub district with population of about 3.5 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 25.5 lakh people, among them about 13.7 lakh (54%) are male and about 11.8 lakh (46%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mathura district is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 4.2 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 70% (about 17.9 lakh) live in Mathura District rural part and 30% (about 7.6 lakh) population live in the Mathura District urban part. Rural population density of Mathura district is 562 and urban population density is 4901 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mathura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,547,184 2,039,084 506,580 1,520 404,276
Male 1,367,125 1,095,004 271,295 826 216,224
Female 1,180,059 944,080 235,285 694 188,052

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Mathura

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Mathura 1187244 Shergarh Bangar 15429 Mathura 349909
Chhata 569021 Aring 14608 Vrindavan 63005
Mat 439127 Javara 13862 Kosi Kalan 60074
Mahavan 351792 Magorra 13690 Kosi Kalan 53307
Pachawar 13135 Mathura 25681
Hathiya 13102 Chhata 23537
Arruwa Banger 12982 Govardhan 22576
Bachhgaon 12834 Raya 21344
Ral 12826 Aurangabad Bangar 15792
Phalain 12562 Bad 14559

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 859 in Muslims are 910.

Religion wise population 2011 - Mathura

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,547,184 2,310,776 216,933 3,179 2,872 883 2,056 126 10,359
Male 1,367,125 1,243,318 113,557 1,606 1,604 466 1,107 65 5,402
Female 1,180,059 1,067,458 103,376 1,573 1,268 417 949 61 4,957

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 22.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 24.6% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of 21.3%. General caste population has increased by 22.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 558% and child population has decreased by -0.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mathura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.8% 22.3% 24.6% 558% -0.4%
Male 21.3% 20.6% 23.6% 624.6% -0.3%
Female 24.6% 24.3% 25.8% 493.2% -0.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 863 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 862, in schedule caste is 867 and in schedule tribe is 840. There are 870 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mathura

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 25 15 -186 -2
2011 863 862 867 840 870
2001 840 837 852 1026 872

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mat 866 Dangoli Khader 4273 Bad 907
Mahavan 865 Milik Krishna Chaube 1611 Raya 905
Mathura 864 Bhanda Sujanpur 1500 Aurangabad Bangar 896
Chhata 858 Dhorera Khadar 1457 Barsana 891
Sehat Khadar 1429 Farah 891
Begampur Khader 1286 Radhakund 889
Kheria 1224 Gokul 888
Hasanpur 1185 Bajna 886
Nabipur Khadar 1100 Kosi Kalan 884
Patipura 1070 Kosi Kalan 882

Literacy

Total about 15.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.4 lakh are male and about 5.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mathura is 70%. 82% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mathura

Total Male Female
Change 8.9% 5.5% 13.5%
2011 70.4% 82% 56.9%
2001 61.5% 76.5% 43.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mathura 73 Bhanda Sujanpur 100 Mathura 89
Mahavan 72 Shahpur Khadar 100 Saunkh 81
Mat 69 Keshonpur Manoharpur Dehat 96 Baldeo 81
Chhata 64 Basar Bhakandi 93 Rajpur Bangar 80
Arazi Milik.Bikanushah 91 Ranchi Bangar 80
Garhi Rambal 91 Vrindavan 78
Vrindaban Bangar 91 Radhakund 77
Sarai Alikhan 90 Gokul 77
Kurawli 90 Bad 76
Patipura 90 Birjapur 76

Workers profile

Mathura has 33% (about 8.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 17% female population are working population. 37% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mathura

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33% 23.4% 9.7% 67%
Male 46.5% 37% 9.4% 53.5%
Female 17.4% 7.5% 9.9% 82.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Mathura

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chhata(Rural) 24.5 Mathura 28.1
Bachhgaon 22.5 Chhata 14
Chaumuhan(Rural) 21.5 Vrindavan 13.5
Phalain 21.4 Bad 11.2
Bathain Kalan 21.2 Mathura 10.9
Aring 21.2 Nandgaon 10
Nandgaon(Rural) 21.2 Barsana 8.7
Ral 20.6 Govardhan 8
Hathiya 18.5 Raya 7
Sahar 17.1 Bajna 5