Khargone (West Nimar) District, with population of about 18.7 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 12th most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Khargone (West Nimar) district is 8025 km2 and it is the 10th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 233 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Barwaha is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.6 lakh and Segaon is the least populous sub district with population of about 83 thousand.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Khargone Municipality and Out Growth; Khargone, Sanawad and Barwaha Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 18.7 lakh people, among them about 9.5 lakh (51%) are male and about 9.2 lakh (49%) are female. 50% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 39% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Khargone (West Nimar) district is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3.7 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 84% (about 15.7 lakh) live in Khargone (West Nimar) District rural part and 16% (about 3 lakh) population live in the Khargone (West Nimar) District urban part. Rural population density of Khargone (West Nimar) district is 198 and urban population density is 5215 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Khargone (West Nimar)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,873,046 933,786 209,091 730,169 299,990
Male 953,121 479,281 107,013 366,827 154,758
Female 919,925 454,505 102,078 363,342 145,232

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Khargone (West Nimar)

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Barwaha 357244 Dhulkot 15736 Khargone 116150
Khargone 246530 Barud 10389 Khargone 106454
Kasrawad 242709 Bistan 9042 Sanawad 38740
Maheshwar 233032 Balsamund 8088 Barwaha 26459
Jhiranya 201756 Bediya 8019 Maheshwar 24411
Bhagwanpura 192996 Sirwel 7966 Kasrawad 22750
Bhikangaon 191780 Bhagwanpura 7655 Bhikangaon 16217
Gogaon 123512 Segaon 7642 Barwaha Kasba 13514
Segaon 83487 Jhiranya 7416 Mandleshwar 12343
Badud 7275 Jaitpur 11835

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 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 966 in Muslims are 952.

Religion wise population 2011 - Khargone (West Nimar)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,873,046 1,725,441 135,085 2,075 2,896 284 6,028 89 1,148
Male 953,121 877,625 69,192 1,004 1,454 158 3,063 55 570
Female 919,925 847,816 65,893 1,071 1,442 126 2,965 34 578

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 22.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 23.5% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 21.5%. General caste population has increased by 15%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 34.5% and child population has increased by 3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Khargone (West Nimar)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.5% 15% 19.8% 34.5% 3%
Male 21.5% 14.1% 19.1% 33.5% 4.3%
Female 23.5% 15.8% 20.6% 35.6% 1.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 965 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 948, in schedule caste is 954 and in schedule tribe is 990. There are 938 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 24 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Khargone (West Nimar)

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 14 13 14 -24
2011 965 948 954 990 938
2001 949 934 941 976 962

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Khargone (West Nimar)

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jhiranya 995 Chaundi 2500 Mandleshwar 974
Bhagwanpura 993 Tulya 2000 Gogaon 966
Segaon 986 Kolikheda 1833 Kasrawad 964
Maheshwar 971 Julwaniya 1800 Maheshwar 961
Bhikangaon 969 Kharadi 1750 Sangvi 950
Gogaon 955 Jhirwi 1750 Bhikangaon 950
Kasrawad 954 Bamanpuri 1423 Sanawad 947
Barwaha 947 Sulykhedi 1400 Khargone 947
Khargone 946 Titranya 1286 Khargone 944
Bahadurpura 1273 Barwaha Kasba 924

Literacy

Total about 9.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.8 lakh are male and about 4.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Khargone (West Nimar) is 63%. 72% of male and 53% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by -3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Khargone (West Nimar)

Total Male Female
Change -0.3% -2.7% 2.4%
2011 62.7% 72.1% 53%
2001 63% 74.8% 50.6%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Khargone (West Nimar)

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Khargone 76 Pandhaniya 100 Sangvi 91
Barwaha 70 Ojhara 100 Jaitpur 88
Kasrawad 68 Limbi Khurd 100 Barwaha 87
Maheshwar 67 Mardanya 95 Sanawad 85
Gogaon 65 Pipari 93 Bhikangaon 82
Bhikangaon 63 Hamirpura 91 Khargone 82
Segaon 60 Rukhedi 91 Mandleshwar 82
Jhiranya 40 Narsinghpura 90 Maheshwar 81
Bhagwanpura 39 Galgaon 90 Khargone 81
Jamaniya 89 Barwaha Kasba 79

Workers profile

Khargone (West Nimar) has 48% (about 8.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 41% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 32% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Khargone (West Nimar)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.7% 40.4% 7.3% 52.3%
Male 54.4% 49% 5.4% 45.6%
Female 40.9% 31.5% 9.4% 59.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Khargone (West Nimar)

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dhulkot 32.6 Khargone 26.7
Daudwa 26 Khargone 26.7
Kanjhar 25.7 Sanawad 8.2
Kabdi 25.6 Maheshwar 6.1
Chhirwa 24.2 Kasrawad 3.9
Rabadghati 23.8 Sangvi 3
Sundrel 22 Jaitpur 2.9
Boruth 21.4 Bhikangaon 1.8
Rupgarh 21.2 Barwaha 1.6
Ratli 20.9 Gogaon 1.4