Seoni District, with population of about 13.8 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 26th least populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Seoni district is 8758 km2 and it is the 6th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 157 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Seoni is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.5 lakh and Dhanora is the least populous sub district with population of about 85 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Seoni Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 13.8 lakh people, among them about 7 lakh (50%) are male and about 6.8 lakh (50%) are female. 53% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 38% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Seoni district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 3.1 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 88% (about 12.2 lakh) live in Seoni District rural part and 12% (about 1.6 lakh) population live in the Seoni District urban part. Rural population density of Seoni district is 140 and urban population density is 2738 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Seoni

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,379,131 728,478 130,797 519,856 180,784
Male 695,879 370,928 66,830 258,121 92,567
Female 683,252 357,550 63,967 261,735 88,217

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Seoni

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Seoni 347498 Kanhiwada 8085 Seoni 102343
Lakhnadon 208150 Adegaon 5932 Lakhnadon 17302
Barghat 197636 Dhuma 5314 Dungariya Chhapara 15371
Keolari 158200 Bori Kalan 4659 Barghat 12100
Ghansaur 142662 Sunwara 4508 Keolari 9654
Chhapara 123024 Ari 4430 Ghansaur 7120
Kurai 116895 Dorlichhatarpur 4369
Dhanora 85066 Dhapara 4186
Chhui 3897
Bhoma 3835

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district all other religious communities contribute 17% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 978

Religion wise population 2011 - Seoni

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,379,131 1,145,052 79,739 1,857 360 7,288 4,982 135,315 4,538
Male 695,879 578,833 40,621 916 182 3,540 2,562 67,202 2,023
Female 683,252 566,219 39,118 941 178 3,748 2,420 68,113 2,515

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 18.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 18.2% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 18.2%. General caste population has increased by 18.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 21.1% and child population has decreased by -8.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Seoni

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.2% 18.1% 8.4% 21.1% -8.2%
Male 18.2% 18% 8.3% 21.3% -7%
Female 18.2% 18.2% 8.5% 21% -9.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 982 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 964, in schedule caste is 957 and in schedule tribe is 1014. There are 953 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 1 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 - Seoni

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 1 1 -2 -24
2011 982 964 957 1014 953
2001 981 963 956 1016 977

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Barghat 1013 Dangitola 1786 Ghansaur 1018
Kurai 1009 Barelipar Ryt. 1550 Barghat 995
Keolari 996 Bakrampat 1484 Keolari 993
Ghansaur 986 Brukgani Ryt. 1441 Dungariya Chhapara 960
Dhanora 978 Chirai Dongari Ryt. 1404 Seoni 955
Lakhnadon 975 Gudapar 1400 Lakhnadon 938
Chhapara 974 Kohka Kheda 1333
Seoni 955 Katangi Ryt. 1327
Bhim Kund Ryt. 1305
Tighra 1296

Literacy

Total about 8.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.9 lakh are male and about 3.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Seoni is 72%. 80% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Seoni

Total Male Female
Change 6.5% 3.2% 9.9%
2011 72.1% 80.4% 63.7%
2001 65.6% 77.2% 53.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Seoni 77 Khamariya 100 Seoni 90
Barghat 76 Diwara 98 Ghansaur 87
Keolari 74 Simariya 96 Dungariya Chhapara 87
Kurai 72 Hathigarh 96 Barghat 87
Ghansaur 68 Silari 95 Lakhnadon 86
Dhanora 67 Boriya Kalan 93 Keolari 84
Lakhnadon 67 Damjhir 93
Chhapara 66 Hood Mal 93
Sarekha Kalan 90
Dauri Ryt. 89

Workers profile

Seoni has 50% (about 6.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 42% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 18% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 24% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Seoni

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.6% 28.8% 20.8% 50.4%
Male 56.7% 38.9% 17.8% 43.3%
Female 42.4% 18.6% 23.8% 57.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Seoni

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Hatnapur 19.4 Lakhnadon 18.8
Ari 18.3 Seoni 16
Patan 15 Barghat 9.2
Sunwara 14.7 Dungariya Chhapara 5.6
Jaitpurkalan 14 Ghansaur 5.2
Banki 13.2 Keolari 5.1
Deori Tika 12.7
Chakki Khamriya 12.5
Balarpur 12.4
Govindgarh 11.7