Gwalior District, with population of about 20.3 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 9th most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gwalior district is 4560 km2 and it is the 12th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 446 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Gwalior (Gird) is the most populous sub district with population of about 15 lakh and Chinour is the least populous sub district with population of about 1 lakh.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Gwalior Municipal Corporation; and Dabra Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 20.3 lakh people, among them about 10.9 lakh (54%) are male and about 9.4 lakh (46%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gwalior district is 13%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 3.8 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 63% (about 12.7 lakh) live in Gwalior District urban part and 37% (about 7.6 lakh) population live in the Gwalior District rural part. Rural population density of Gwalior district is 178 and urban population density is 4206 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gwalior

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,032,036 1,566,835 393,068 72,133 261,418
Male 1,090,327 842,269 210,354 37,704 142,098
Female 941,709 724,566 182,714 34,429 119,320

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Gwalior

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Gwalior (Gird) 1495487 Mohana 18542 Gwalior 1069276
Dabra (Pichhore) 324569 Puranichavni 10219 Dabra 61277
Bhitarwar 108726 Girvai 9770 Morar Cantt 48464
Chinour 103254 Ajaypur 8328 Dabra 20629
Barai 8302 Bhitarwar 19096
Chinour 7797 Buzurg 13868
Karhiya 7198 Bilaua 12893
Panihar 7119 Pichhore 12425
Shankrpur 6705 Tekanpur 12348
Virpur 6140 Antari 9949

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 859 in Muslims are 910 and in Sikhs are 868

Religion wise population 2011 - Gwalior

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,032,036 1,835,299 141,735 4,119 24,790 4,361 18,058 217 3,457
Male 1,090,327 987,061 74,209 2,042 13,271 2,379 9,406 111 1,848
Female 941,709 848,238 67,526 2,077 11,519 1,982 8,652 106 1,609

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 24.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 25.8% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of 23.4%. General caste population has increased by 23.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 26.7% and child population has increased by 2.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gwalior

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24.5% 23.7% 27.3% 26.7% 2.5%
Male 23.4% 22.7% 25.8% 26.6% 3.2%
Female 25.8% 24.9% 29.2% 26.8% 1.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 864 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 860, in schedule caste is 869 and in schedule tribe is 913. There are 840 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gwalior

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 15 23 1 -13
2011 864 860 869 913 840
2001 848 845 846 912 853

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chinour 870 Bhoreshwar 4286 Dabra 889
Bhitarwar 867 Nagdha 3800 Pichhore 888
Gwalior (Gird) 864 Mircha 1583 Gwalior 879
Dabra (Pichhore) 860 Jinawali 1183 Bilaua 874
Bhimbada 1163 Bhitarwar 872
Gaindol Kalan 1133 Antari 866
Hiri 1120 Buzurg 865
Nayagaon Tanka 1101 Ramgarh 857
Mahua Kheda 1091 Dabra 841
Rampura 1026 Morar Cantt 750

Literacy

Total about 13.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 8 lakh are male and about 5.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gwalior is 77%. 85% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gwalior

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 4.3% 11.0%
2011 76.7% 84.7% 67.4%
2001 69.4% 80.4% 56.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gwalior (Gird) 79 Jinsikhan 100 Tekanpur 88
Dabra (Pichhore) 71 Malipura 100 Gwalior 84
Chinour 66 Dhumeshwar 100 Dabra 84
Bhitarwar 65 Hidayala 100 Morar Cantt 83
Khargu Kheda 94 Antari 73
Beragarh 90 Bhitarwar 72
Karigawan 89 Bilaua 71
Kheda 88 Dabra 71
Prempur 88 Pichhore 70
Richhera 86 Buzurg 70

Workers profile

Gwalior has 34% (about 6.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 14% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gwalior

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.7% 27.6% 6.2% 66.3%
Male 50.3% 44% 6.4% 49.7%
Female 14.5% 8.5% 6% 85.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gwalior

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Jakhoda 79.2 Gwalior 173.7
Aron 66.2 Bilaua 45
Simiriya Tanka 64.9 Bhitarwar 23.9
Barai 53 Antari 22.7
Basota 43.5 Dabra 10.2
Mohana 41.6 Morar Cantt 10
Deogarh 38.6 Tekanpur 6.3
Dundapura 38.4 Dabra 3.8
Karhiya 34.8 Ramgarh 2.6
Bagwalagaon 33.4 Pichhore 2.6