Ashoknagar District, with population of about 8.5 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 10th least populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Ashoknagar district is 4674 km2 and it is the 13th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 181 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Mungaoli is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.2 lakh and Shadhora is the least populous sub district with population of about 74 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Ashoknagar and Chanderi Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 8.5 lakh people, among them about 4.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 4 lakh (47%) are female. 69% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ashoknagar district is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.7 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 82% (about 6.9 lakh) live in Ashoknagar District rural part and 18% (about 1.5 lakh) population live in the Ashoknagar District urban part. Rural population density of Ashoknagar district is 150 and urban population density is 2457 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ashoknagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 845,071 587,235 175,764 82,072 138,787
Male 443,837 309,174 92,216 42,447 72,239
Female 401,234 278,061 83,548 39,625 66,548

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Ashoknagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Mungaoli 221572 Piprai 9037 Ashoknagar 81828
Ashoknagar 215267 Shadora 7053 Chanderi 33081
Isagarh 176249 Kadwaya 4572 Mungaoli 26192
Chanderi 158330 Rajpur 3788 Mungaoli 20689
Shadhora 73653 Malhar Garh 3677 Isagarh 12583
Sahrai 3670
Pranpur 3620
Amkheda Nai Saray 3552
Bahadurpur 3551
Gahora 3490

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 and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 902 in Muslims are 924 and in Jains are 917.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ashoknagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 845,071 778,214 40,707 635 8,009 1,352 15,094 27 1,033
Male 443,837 409,072 21,155 309 4,214 709 7,874 10 494
Female 401,234 369,142 19,552 326 3,795 643 7,220 17 539

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -49.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -48.7% which is 1.1% higher than male population growth rate of -49.8%. General caste population has decreased by -49.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -40.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -59.7% and child population has decreased by -57.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ashoknagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -49.3% -49.8% -40.1% -59.7% -57.5%
Male -49.8% -50.3% -40.7% -59.9% -57.3%
Female -48.7% -49.2% -39.4% -59.5% -57.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 904 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 899, in schedule caste is 906 and in schedule tribe is 934. There are 921 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ashoknagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 21 19 9 -10
2011 904 899 906 934 921
2001 885 878 887 925 931

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Shadhora 915 Anandpur 2689 Ashoknagar 914
Isagarh 909 Mardapur 1667 Chanderi 910
Ashoknagar 907 Dilahu 1500 Mungaoli 905
Chanderi 906 Birpur 1294 Mungaoli 903
Mungaoli 892 Akhaidan 1227 Isagarh 903
Mudra Dhakoni 1179
Pahila 1162
Goshpur 1130
Tatarpur 1128
Gasedi Muhal 1124

Literacy

Total about 4.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.9 lakh are male and about 1.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ashoknagar is 66%. 78% of male and 53% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ashoknagar

Total Male Female
Change 6.9% 4.0% 10.5%
2011 66.4% 78.1% 53.4%
2001 59.5% 74.1% 42.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ashoknagar 68 Mardapur 100 Mungaoli 81
Mungaoli 68 Devkani 100 Mungaoli 80
Shadhora 66 Keshopur 98 Chanderi 79
Isagarh 66 Kukretha 94 Isagarh 78
Chanderi 63 Tatarpur 94 Ashoknagar 77
Anandpur 94
Shuklapuri 92
Dalbhanpur Chak 91
Laxmipura 90
Hajookhedi 89

Workers profile

Ashoknagar has 37% (about 3.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 21% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ashoknagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.3% 28.6% 8.8% 62.7%
Male 52.2% 44.9% 7.3% 47.8%
Female 20.8% 10.4% 10.4% 79.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ashoknagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Surel 31.4 Isagarh 25.3
Agrai 30.7 Mungaoli 18
Nanon 26.9 Mungaoli 18
Indore 26.4 Chanderi 14.9
Naderi 24.9 Ashoknagar 4.4
Sirsod 21.8
Nawni 20.9
Jamdera 20.7
Mamon 20.7
Dhakoni 20.6