Jabalpur District, with population of about 24.6 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 2nd most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Jabalpur district is 5211 km2 and it is the 20th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 473 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Jabalpur is the most populous sub district with population of about 13.7 lakh and Kundam is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.2 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Jabalpur Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Sihora and Panagar Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 24.6 lakh people, among them about 12.8 lakh (52%) are male and about 11.9 lakh (48%) are female. 71% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 15% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jabalpur district is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 5.4 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 58% (about 14.4 lakh) live in Jabalpur District urban part and 42% (about 10.2 lakh) population live in the Jabalpur District rural part. Rural population density of Jabalpur district is 210 and urban population density is 4155 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jabalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,463,289 1,740,029 348,029 375,231 296,565
Male 1,277,278 907,505 179,858 189,915 154,210
Female 1,186,011 832,524 168,171 185,316 142,355

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Jabalpur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Jabalpur 1370673 Majhgawan 8163 Jabalpur 1081677
Panagar 264780 Gandhigram 6817 Jabalpur Cantt 72261
Shahpura 191710 Belkheda 6327 Sihora 44048
Sihora 179647 Gosalpur 6251 Panagar 27932
Majholi 169298 Baghraji 5375 Katangi 19040
Patan 163738 Mohaniya 5124 Suhagi 14787
Kundam 123443 Indrana 4157 Patan 14624
Ghana 3878 Karmeta 14452
Saliwada 3866 Bilpura 14349
Darshani 3802 Shahpura 13601

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 8% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 925 in Muslims are 945 and in Jains are 945

Religion wise population 2011 - Jabalpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,463,289 2,159,065 203,652 23,142 13,256 4,320 33,728 21,010 5,116
Male 1,277,278 1,121,851 104,720 11,417 6,963 2,177 17,345 10,368 2,437
Female 1,186,011 1,037,214 98,932 11,725 6,293 2,143 16,383 10,642 2,679

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 14.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 15.8% which is 2.5% higher than male population growth rate of 13.3%. General caste population has increased by 11.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.2% and child population has decreased by -3.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jabalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.5% 11.9% 27% 16.2% -3.3%
Male 13.3% 10.7% 26.1% 15.2% -2.9%
Female 15.8% 13.3% 28% 17.3% -3.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 929 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 917, in schedule caste is 935 and in schedule tribe is 976. There are 923 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 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jabalpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 21 14 18 -8
2011 929 917 935 976 923
2001 908 896 921 958 931

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kundam 1012 Dhirkheda 1667 Kundam 1000
Sihora 948 Mohaniya 1615 Majholi 966
Majholi 945 Kuwarhat 1492 Bilpura 959
Shahpura 933 Sarupa 1429 Madai 953
Panagar 923 Richhai 1417 Pipariya 942
Patan 922 Deohara 1410 Sihora 939
Jabalpur 918 Malukheda 1385 Maharajpur 936
Paraspani 1364 Amkhera 934
Kutgar 1364 Jabalpur 934
Khamhariya 1333 Panagar 930

Literacy

Total about 17.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.8 lakh are male and about 7.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jabalpur is 81%. 87% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jabalpur

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 2.7% 8.5%
2011 81.1% 87.3% 74.4%
2001 75.7% 84.6% 65.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jabalpur 86 Raksha 100 Vehicle Factory Area Jabalpur 93
Panagar 81 Belkhedi Chapod 100 Jabalpur Cantt 92
Sihora 77 Agasi 100 GCF Jabalpur 91
Patan 76 Dundi Pipariya 98 Ordnance Factory Khamaria 90
Majholi 74 Chanti 98 Suhagi 90
Shahpura 72 Hathna 97 Manegaon 89
Kundam 63 Nandani 96 Karmeta 89
Lakhan Wara 96 Jabalpur 87
Chandwa 95 Jabalpur 87
Raini 95 Jabalpur 87

Workers profile

Jabalpur has 41% (about 10.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 25% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jabalpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.8% 30.2% 10.6% 59.2%
Male 55.3% 44.2% 11.1% 44.7%
Female 25.3% 15.2% 10.1% 74.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Jabalpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kanhari 20.9 Jabalpur 152.5
Gauraha Bhitauni 17.2 Jabalpur Cantt 28.5
Piparsara 16.2 Sihora 23.7
Pipariya Kalan 14.7 Ordnance Factory Khamaria 19.9
Darshani 13.6 Bhedaghat 16.1
Magarmuna 13.5 Patan 13
Sunwara 13.5 Katangi 12.4
Sunachar 13.1 Panagar 12
Saliwada 12.9 Barela 9.9
Mahgaon 12.8 GCF Jabalpur 7.7