Chhindwara District, with population of about 20.9 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 8th most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Chhindwara district is about 12 thousand km2 and it is the biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 177 persons per km2. There are 12 sub districts in the district, among them Chhindwara is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.4 lakh and Bichhua is the least populous sub district with population of about 88 thousand.

There are 10 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Chhindwara and Dongar Parasia Municipality and Out Growths Chhindwara, Pandhurna, Dongar Parasia, Sausar and Damua Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 20.9 lakh people, among them about 10.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 10.3 lakh (49%) are female. 52% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 37% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chhindwara district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.4 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 15.9 lakh) live in Chhindwara District rural part and 24% (about 5.1 lakh) population live in the Chhindwara District urban part. Rural population density of Chhindwara district is 137 and urban population density is 2260 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chhindwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,090,922 1,088,900 232,244 769,778 272,289
Male 1,064,468 560,218 118,465 385,785 139,220
Female 1,026,454 528,682 113,779 383,993 133,069

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Chhindwara

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Chhindwara 337144 Umreth 8129 Chhindwara 175052
Jamai 240547 Teegaon 7785 Chhindwara 138291
Parasia 193536 Ekalbihari 7777 Pandhurna 45479
Pandhurna 192618 Chand 6926 Dongar Parasia 42786
Chaurai 189470 Bichhua 6678 Dongar Parasia 39374
Sausar 181692 Seoni 6371 Sausar 27459
Mohkhed 168340 Ramakona 6144 Damua 24663
Amarwara 159063 Guraiya 6137 Jamai 22583
Harrai 135188 Berdi 5745 Chandameta- Butaria 16497
Tamia 114176 Chicholi 5520 Lonia Karbal 14989

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 5% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 964 in Muslims are 965

Religion wise population 2011 - Chhindwara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,090,922 1,923,920 100,692 4,893 2,258 24,471 7,830 25,771 1,087
Male 1,064,468 979,510 51,247 2,422 1,156 12,520 4,099 12,946 568
Female 1,026,454 944,410 49,445 2,471 1,102 11,951 3,731 12,825 519

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 13.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 13.8% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 12.4%. General caste population has increased by 9.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 20% and child population has decreased by -8.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chhindwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.1% 9.6% 8.4% 20% -8.8%
Male 12.4% 8.9% 7.1% 19.6% -8.7%
Female 13.8% 10.3% 9.8% 20.4% -8.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 964 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 944, in schedule caste is 960 and in schedule tribe is 995. There are 956 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chhindwara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 12 23 6 -2
2011 964 944 960 995 956
2001 952 932 937 989 958

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Harrai 1005 Bhudkum 2400 Dongar Parasia 983
Jamai 980 Khajri 2000 Amarwara 979
Tamia 979 Jhurre Ryt. 1500 Dongar Parasia 979
Umreth 973 Pipariya Bistsala 1345 Harrai 975
Bichhua 972 Khedi Dhajjewar 1333 Chandameta- Butaria 974
Amarwara 971 Panchalkhapa 1333 Chaurai Khas 971
Parasia 963 Halal Ryt. 1333 Neuton Chikhli Kalan 970
Mohkhed 963 Tansara Ryt. 1292 Damua 966
Chhindwara 956 Godarikhapa 1286 Chhindwara 963
Pandhurna 953 Khumkal 1280 Dighawani 961

Literacy

Total about 12.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.3 lakh are male and about 5.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chhindwara is 71%. 79% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chhindwara

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 2.6% 8.4%
2011 71.2% 79% 63%
2001 65.8% 76.4% 54.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sausar 82 Kodhar Khapa 100 Borgaon 90
Chhindwara 81 Kekada 100 Chhindwara 89
Pandhurna 76 Khapa Karimwar 100 Chhindwara 88
Parasia 75 Jamthi 100 Lonia Karbal 88
Chaurai 71 Mathni 100 Sausar 87
Mohkhed 71 Kanhargaon 96 Pandhurna 87
Bichhua 70 Bhilapar 96 Jamai 86
Amarwara 67 Kohat Ryt. 93 Lodhikheda 86
Jamai 62 Belgaon 93 Chaurai Khas 86
Umreth 60 Jamuniya 93 Amarwara 86

Workers profile

Chhindwara has 46% (about 9.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 37% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chhindwara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.8% 32.2% 13.6% 54.2%
Male 54.7% 43.6% 11.1% 45.3%
Female 36.6% 20.4% 16.2% 63.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chhindwara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sitadongri 68.7 Chhindwara 41.8
Tarai 42.2 Chhindwara 41.8
Godalpani Urf Pipardar 41.8 Harrai 28.9
Bamhni 41 Pandhurna 23.3
Almod 35.2 Sausar 15.9
Batri 29.3 Dongar Parasia 13.3
Sejwada Kalan 25.1 Dongar Parasia 13.3
Bhardagarh 25 Amarwara 11.9
Biramdoh 24.9 Jamai 11.4
Kotra 24 Damua 9