Vidisha District, with population of about 14.6 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 21st most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Vidisha district is 7371 km2 and it is the 13th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 198 persons per km2. There are 10 sub districts in the district, among them Vidisha is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.2 lakh and Gulabganj is the least populous sub district with population of about 54 thousand.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Vidisha, Basoda and Sironj Municipalities and Basoda Municipality and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 14.6 lakh people, among them about 7.7 lakh (53%) are male and about 6.9 lakh (47%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vidisha district is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 77% (about 11.2 lakh) live in Vidisha District rural part and 23% (about 3.4 lakh) population live in the Vidisha District urban part. Rural population density of Vidisha district is 154 and urban population density is 3534 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vidisha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,458,875 1,099,128 292,144 67,603 235,391
Male 769,568 580,071 154,504 34,993 122,200
Female 689,307 519,057 137,640 32,610 113,191

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Vidisha

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Vidisha 322017 Pathari 8655 Vidisha 155951
Sironj 234580 Udaipur 6383 Basoda 78289
Basoda 216109 Gyaraspur 6271 Basoda 71353
Kurwai 158909 Wardha 5437 Sironj 52460
Lateri 143637 Murwas 5271 Lateri 18844
Shamshabad 108498 Pipaldhar 5002 Kurwai 15487
Nateran 82718 Tilakhedi 4920 Shamshabad 11329
Tyonda 69136 Nateran 4742 Swroop Nagar 7258
Gyaraspur 69107 Sihora 4546
Gulabganj 54164 Behlot 4537

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 10% 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 893 in Muslims are 914 and in Jains are 937.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vidisha

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,458,875 1,287,391 149,548 1,313 914 295 18,490 70 854
Male 769,568 680,083 78,154 635 492 166 9,547 32 459
Female 689,307 607,308 71,394 678 422 129 8,943 38 395

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 20.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 21.6% which is 2.8% higher than male population growth rate of 18.8%. General caste population has increased by 20.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14% and child population has increased by 1.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vidisha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20.1% 20.2% 21.2% 14% 1.7%
Male 18.8% 18.9% 19.8% 13% 2.6%
Female 21.6% 21.7% 22.8% 15% 0.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 896 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 895, in schedule caste is 891 and in schedule tribe is 932. There are 926 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vidisha

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 21 22 16 -17
2011 896 895 891 932 926
2001 875 874 869 916 943

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gulabganj 908 Khiriya 2333 Kurwai 940
Vidisha 905 Sabdalpur 1667 Shamshabad 917
Kurwai 899 Bharachha 1500 Vidisha 914
Nateran 898 Parasari 1462 Basoda 912
Basoda 897 Beed Sarkar 1417 Basoda 912
Gyaraspur 894 Dunatar 1333 Lateri 905
Shamshabad 893 Dabari 1333 Sironj 905
Tyonda 890 Damkheda 1316 Swroop Nagar 888
Lateri 888 Ramtek Kotra 1273
Sironj 884 Mahua Kheda 1250

Literacy

Total about 8.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.1 lakh are male and about 3.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vidisha is 71%. 79% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vidisha

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 4.9% 13.5%
2011 70.5% 79.1% 60.9%
2001 61.8% 74.2% 47.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Vidisha 80 Khiriya 100 Vidisha 85
Gulabganj 76 Kadarpur 100 Basoda 83
Basoda 75 Naryaval 100 Basoda 83
Kurwai 74 Kachhpura 100 Kurwai 79
Gyaraspur 71 Kheroda Bagrod 97 Shamshabad 77
Tyonda 68 Asadkhedi 95 Sironj 73
Nateran 65 Sumer Dhamnod 95 Swroop Nagar 73
Sironj 64 Mala Pathari 93 Lateri 73
Shamshabad 61 Bamuliya Uda 93
Lateri 59 Budhena 93

Workers profile

Vidisha has 38% (about 5.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 22% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vidisha

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.7% 27.2% 10.5% 62.3%
Male 52.2% 42.8% 9.4% 47.8%
Female 21.6% 9.9% 11.7% 78.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vidisha

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Himmatpur 35.3 Lateri 51.4
Jhukar Jogi 25.4 Basoda 16.6
Amirgarh 23.2 Basoda 16.6
Murariya 21.8 Sironj 10
Pipaldhar 21.7 Vidisha 5.8
Udaipur 19.7 Kurwai 4.2
Wardha 19.5 Swroop Nagar 4.1
Gamakhar 19.5 Shamshabad 4
Sau 19.4
Semalkhedi 19.3