Indore District, with population of about 32.8 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Indore district is 3898 km2 and it is the 8th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 841 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Indore is the most populous sub district with population of about 23.9 lakh and Hatod is the least populous sub district with population of about 99 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Indore Municipal Corporation and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 32.8 lakh people, among them about 17 lakh (52%) are male and about 15.8 lakh (48%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Indore district is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 6.5 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 74% (about 24.3 lakh) live in Indore District urban part and 26% (about 8.5 lakh) population live in the Indore District rural part. Rural population density of Indore district is 239 and urban population density is 6953 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Indore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,276,697 2,513,779 545,239 217,679 421,380
Male 1,699,627 1,306,756 280,184 112,687 221,612
Female 1,577,070 1,207,023 265,055 104,992 199,768

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Indore

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Indore 2389511 Kodriya 14830 Indore 1994397
Mhow 361937 Datoda 11224 Mhow Cantt 81702
Depalpur 228101 Kalibillod 10757 Bangarda Chhota 64213
Sawer 197835 Simrol 9856 Rau 36055
Hatod 99313 Gawali Palasya 9288 Mhowgaon 30012
Harsola 8690 Palda 18697
Rangwasa 8632 Bank 18534
Mundla Nayata 8624 Depalpur 17474
Banjari 8313 Sawer 16150
Kalod Kartal 7668 Betma 15999

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 924 in Muslims are 944 and in Jains are 966

Religion wise population 2011 - Indore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,276,697 2,728,225 415,142 18,523 25,696 11,496 71,667 720 5,228
Male 1,699,627 1,418,211 213,552 9,093 13,442 5,896 36,462 365 2,606
Female 1,577,070 1,310,014 201,590 9,430 12,254 5,600 35,205 355 2,622

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 32.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 34.1% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 31.8%. General caste population has increased by 31.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 40.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 32.8% and child population has increased by 14% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Indore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32.9% 31.4% 40.4% 32.8% 14%
Male 31.8% 30.2% 39.9% 31.9% 14.4%
Female 34.1% 32.7% 40.9% 33.9% 13.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 928 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 924, in schedule caste is 946 and in schedule tribe is 932. There are 901 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 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Indore

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 17 7 14 -7
2011 928 924 946 932 901
2001 912 907 939 918 908

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Hatod 958 Anwalipura 1431 Hatod 974
Depalpur 948 Chikatiya 1250 Hukmakhedi 961
Sawer 946 Kekariya Dabri 1214 Betma 949
Indore 925 Fatan Khedi 1189 Depalpur 947
Mhow 915 Londiya Alias Mohammadpur 1178 Sawer 947
Khurda 1159 Santer 946
Madhawpura 1143 Limbodi 946
Pitawali 1137 Runji-Gautampura 943
Rangwasa 1133 Ahirkhedi 943
Gadaghat 1128 Sinhasa 940

Literacy

Total about 23.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 12.9 lakh are male and about 10.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Indore is 81%. 87% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Indore

Total Male Female
Change 5.7% 2.7% 9.2%
2011 80.9% 87.3% 74%
2001 75.2% 84.6% 64.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Indore 84 Ambapura 100 Gujarkheda 89
Mhow 76 Palsoda 93 Santer 88
Sawer 71 Ugam Khedi 93 Mhowgaon 87
Hatod 70 Banjari 90 Bangarda Chhota 87
Depalpur 69 Tajkhedi 88 Indore 86
Sukhniwas 87 Mhow Cantt 86
Bilawali 87 Indore 86
Faraspur 86 Indore 86
Amba Khedi 85 Piplya Kumar 84
Kalibillod 85 Manpur 84

Workers profile

Indore has 39% (about 12.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 21% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Indore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.7% 34.7% 4% 61.3%
Male 55.3% 51.7% 3.6% 44.7%
Female 20.9% 16.4% 4.5% 79.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Indore

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Datoda 31.2 Indore 172.4
Shiwni 30.7 Mhow Cantt 18.9
Kampel 30.3 Hatod 18.9
Harsola 28.4 Rau 14.7
Bhagora 27.6 Manpur 13.7
Pedmi 20.2 Mhowgaon 13
Badgonda 18.5 Bangarda Bada 11.4
Simrol 18.5 Bangarda Chhota 11.2
Girota 17.9 Manglaya Sadak 9.6
Parinalwasa 17.8 Betma 8.1