Shahdol District, with population of about 10.7 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 14th least populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Shahdol district is 6205 km2 and it is the 23rd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 172 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Sohagpur is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.9 lakh and Jaitpur is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.6 lakh.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Shahdol and Dhanpuri (Nargada Hari Dafai) Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 10.7 lakh people, among them about 5.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 5.3 lakh (49%) are female. 47% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 45% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shahdol district is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.5 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 79% (about 8.5 lakh) live in Shahdol District rural part and 21% (about 2.2 lakh) population live in the Shahdol District urban part. Rural population density of Shahdol district is 140 and urban population density is 1400 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shahdol

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,066,063 500,322 89,733 476,008 159,806
Male 540,021 257,527 45,547 236,947 81,943
Female 526,042 242,795 44,186 239,061 77,863

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Shahdol

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Sohagpur 486930 Lalpur 6013 Shahdol 86681
Beohari 223347 Mau 5154 Dhanpuri (Nargada Hari Dafai) 45156
Jaisinghnagar 193294 Singhpur 4930 Beohari 24545
Jaitpur 162492 Akhetpur 4873 Burhar 19289
Papaundh 4860 Khand(Bansagar) 10653
Sarsi 4647 Jaisinghnagar 8233
Saman 4582 Sabo 4366
Barachh 4552
Khannoudhi 4341
Khairha 4202

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 973 in Muslims are 971

Religion wise population 2011 - Shahdol

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,066,063 997,073 42,426 2,372 912 268 1,737 19,448 1,827
Male 540,021 505,383 21,524 1,108 471 143 912 9,591 889
Female 526,042 491,690 20,902 1,264 441 125 825 9,857 938

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -32.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -31.7% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of -32.9%. General caste population has decreased by -34.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -22.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -32.1% and child population has decreased by -40.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shahdol

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -32.3% -34.1% -22.6% -32.1% -40.3%
Male -32.9% -34.6% -23.3% -32.6% -39.7%
Female -31.7% -33.4% -21.8% -31.5% -41%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 974 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 943, in schedule caste is 970 and in schedule tribe is 1009. There are 950 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shahdol

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 17 19 16 -22
2011 974 943 970 1009 950
2001 957 926 951 993 972

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jaitpur 1011 Barhai 2248 Sabo 988
Jaisinghnagar 986 Khapkauha 1500 Jaisinghnagar 970
Sohagpur 967 Bhatiya 1425 Dhanpuri (Nargada Hari Dafai) 942
Beohari 953 Dongaritola 1388 Shahdol 942
Duladar 1347 Beohari 926
Lohasur 1256 Burhar 925
Mudidol 1250 Khand(Bansagar) 878
Basin 1242
Harrha Tola 1221
Dadar 1214

Literacy

Total about 6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 3.5 lakh are male and about 2.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shahdol is 67%. 76% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shahdol

Total Male Female
Change 8.0% 4.3% 12.0%
2011 66.7% 76.1% 57%
2001 58.7% 71.8% 45%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sohagpur 71 Karuai 100 Shahdol 88
Beohari 65 Jamuniha 100 Burhar 84
Jaisinghnagar 63 Badauha 99 Amlai 81
Jaitpur 61 Kubari 96 Dhanpuri (Nargada Hari Dafai) 80
Harraha Tola 95 Beohari 80
Badra 90 Sabo 79
Nipaniya 341 90 Khand(Bansagar) 75
Hardiha Khurd 90 Jaisinghnagar 74
Harri 89
Sagara Tola 88

Workers profile

Shahdol has 46% (about 4.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 38% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 23% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shahdol

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.3% 22.6% 23.7% 53.7%
Male 54.1% 31.5% 22.6% 45.9%
Female 38.1% 13.4% 24.7% 61.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Shahdol

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Akhetpur 29.6 Beohari 35.1
Chhateni 26.1 Dhanpuri (Nargada Hari Dafai) 24.9
Mau 23.4 Shahdol 24.3
Barachh 23.1 Jaisinghnagar 23.4
Gura 22.5 Khand(Bansagar) 14.5
Sarsi 22.3 Burhar 10.5
Pathrahta 22.1 Sabo 4.4
Karki 21.9
Bansa 21.8
Kudeli 21.6