Alirajpur District, with population of about 7.3 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 5th least populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Alirajpur district is 3182 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 229 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Alirajpur is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.5 lakh and Bhavra is the least populous sub district with population of about 91 thousand.

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

Demographics

The district is home to about 7.3 lakh people, among them about 3.6 lakh (50%) are male and about 3.7 lakh (50%) are female. 7% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 89% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Alirajpur district is 20%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 6.7 lakh) live in Alirajpur District rural part and 8% (about 57 thousand) population live in the Alirajpur District urban part. Rural population density of Alirajpur district is 214 and urban population density is 1339 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Alirajpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 728,999 53,484 26,877 648,638 147,961
Male 362,542 27,219 13,481 321,842 74,818
Female 366,457 26,265 13,396 326,796 73,143

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Alirajpur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Alirajpur 446494 Barjhar 7582 Alirajpur 28498
Jobat 191404 Ringol 6498 Jobat 11976
Bhavra 91101 Sejawada 5516 Bhavra 10968
Sorwa 5145 Nanpur 5632
Mathwad 5016
Umrali 4727
Ajanda 4569
Ambua 4342
Bokadiya 4147
Sejgaon 4059

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1012 in Muslims are 984.

Religion wise population 2011 - Alirajpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 728,999 705,060 17,660 4,600 65 36 780 271 527
Male 362,542 350,488 8,901 2,322 27 20 394 115 275
Female 366,457 354,572 8,759 2,278 38 16 386 156 252

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -47.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -47.1% which is 1.3% higher than male population growth rate of -48.4%. General caste population has decreased by -62.9%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -31.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -46.4% and child population has decreased by -53.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Alirajpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -47.7% -62.9% -31.6% -46.4% -53.7%
Male -48.4% -63.4% -32.5% -47% -53.8%
Female -47.1% -62.3% -30.7% -45.8% -53.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1011 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 965, in schedule caste is 994 and in schedule tribe is 1015. There are 978 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Alirajpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 28 26 22 4
2011 1011 965 994 1015 978
2001 986 937 968 993 974

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Alirajpur 1014 Doblajhiri 1597 Bhavra 1001
Jobat 1007 Gerughati 1465 Jobat 980
Bhavra 1005 Gunjheri 1457 Alirajpur 967
Mandawgarh 1402 Nanpur 921
Kotharmahua 1379
Juna Kattiwada 1339
Kakadsela 1333
Karelimahudi 1307
Kadwaliya 1274
Kaluwat 1221

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 89 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Alirajpur is 36%. 42% of male and 30% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by -1%. Male literacy has gone down by -6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Alirajpur

Total Male Female
Change -0.8% -6.0% 4.6%
2011 36.1% 42% 30.3%
2001 36.9% 48% 25.7%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhavra 41 Kattiwada Khas 87 Jobat 88
Jobat 38 Kasba Jobat 74 Alirajpur 83
Alirajpur 34 Bori 68 Nanpur 71
Badi Khattali 68 Bhavra 68
Udaigarh 66
Kewda 63
Chhaktala 63
Gerughati 62
Sewariya 60
Indalwat 59

Workers profile

Alirajpur has 50% (about 3.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 49% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 18% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Alirajpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.3% 36.4% 14% 49.7%
Male 52% 42% 10.1% 48%
Female 48.6% 30.8% 17.8% 51.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Alirajpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sorwa 40.7 Bhavra 22.3
Sejgaon 25.2 Alirajpur 13
Wakner 23.2 Nanpur 6
Sejawada 21.9 Jobat 1.3
Sakarja 20.4
Jhadoli 20.1
Bhitada 20.1
Mathwad 20.1
Bokadiya 20
Baddala 19.7