Dindori District, with population of about 7 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 4th least populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Dindori district is 7470 km2 and it is the 12th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 94 persons per km2. There are 2 sub districts in the district, among them Dindori is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.9 lakh and Shahpura is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.2 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 7 lakh people, among them about 3.5 lakh (50%) are male and about 3.5 lakh (50%) are female. 30% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 65% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dindori district is 16%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.7 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 95% (about 6.7 lakh) live in Dindori District rural part and 5% (about 32 thousand) population live in the Dindori District urban part. Rural population density of Dindori district is 90 and urban population density is 1535 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dindori

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 704,524 208,953 39,782 455,789 111,820
Male 351,913 105,848 20,366 225,699 56,767
Female 352,611 103,105 19,416 230,090 55,053

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Dindori

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Dindori 487479 Karanjiya Mal. 5922 Dindori 21323
Shahpura 217045 Mohtara 4394 Shahpura 10995
Samnapur Mal. 4341
Gada Sarai Mal. 4048
Madiyaras Mal. 3104
Amarpur Ryt. 2904
Mehadwani (Mahadwani) 2865
Bargaon Mal.(Karaundi) 2799
Sarasdoli Mal.(Mahadwan) 2756
Gorakhpur Mal. 2738

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district all other religious communities contribute 14% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 999

Religion wise population 2011 - Dindori

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 704,524 605,435 6,736 4,238 260 61 687 84,006 3,101
Male 351,913 302,912 3,405 2,025 150 39 366 41,683 1,333
Female 352,611 302,523 3,331 2,213 110 22 321 42,323 1,768

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 21.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 22% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 20.6%. General caste population has increased by 21.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 21.7% and child population has increased by 14.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dindori

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.3% 21.2% 17.5% 21.7% 14.7%
Male 20.6% 20.1% 17% 21.2% 15.8%
Female 22% 22.3% 18.1% 22.2% 13.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1002 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 974, in schedule caste is 953 and in schedule tribe is 1019. There are 970 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 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 20 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dindori

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 17 9 8 -20
2011 1002 974 953 1019 970
2001 991 957 944 1011 990

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Shahpura 1003 Malpur Ryt. 2333 Dindori 963
Dindori 1002 Salaiya Ryt. 1976 Shahpura 944
Bhaji Tola Ryt. 1607
Angwar Ryt. 1595
Nachunka Ryt. 1586
Pipariya Ryt. 1500
Khaipani Ryt. 1476
Jilan 1395
Khursipar Ryt. 1333
Salheghori Ryt. 1280

Literacy

Total about 3.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.2 lakh are male and about 1.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dindori is 64%. 75% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dindori

Total Male Female
Change 9.7% 5.5% 14.2%
2011 63.9% 75.5% 52.4%
2001 54.2% 70% 38.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Dindori 65 Khudari 99 Dindori 85
Shahpura 60 Bhaluchuha 99 Shahpura 84
Gada Sarai Mal. 89
Khairda Ryt. 88
Bajang Ryt. 88
Sarsi Ryt. 88
Mohda Mal. 88
Audhera Mal. 88
Harra Mal. 87
Kanchanpur Ryt. 87

Workers profile

Dindori has 55% (about 3.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 53% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 30% of total female population are main and 22% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dindori

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 55.3% 35.5% 19.8% 44.7%
Male 57.8% 40.5% 17.3% 42.2%
Female 52.9% 30.5% 22.4% 47.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dindori

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ghusiya Mal. 20.4 Dindori 11.6
Mohtara 20.2 Shahpura 9.5
Bargaon Mal.(Karaundi) 16.1
Madiyaras Mal. 15.2
Khuddurpani 12.4
Kalagitola Mal. 12.4
Rachho Mal. 11.8
Barbaspur Mal. 11.1
Jarguda Mal. 10.9
Dulhari Ryt. 10.9