Bhandara District, with population of about 12 lakh is Maharashtra's the 5th least populous district, located in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Bhandara district is 4087 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 294 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Bhandara is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.8 lakh and Lakhandur is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.2 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bhandara, Tumsar and Pauni Municipal Councils.

Demographics

The district is home to about 12 lakh people, among them about 6.1 lakh (50%) are male and about 5.9 lakh (50%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhandara district is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.8 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 9.7 lakh) live in Bhandara District rural part and 19% (about 2.3 lakh) population live in the Bhandara District urban part. Rural population density of Bhandara district is 241 and urban population density is 3232 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhandara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,200,334 911,076 200,372 88,886 126,025
Male 605,520 460,584 100,421 44,515 64,626
Female 594,814 450,492 99,951 44,371 61,399

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bhandara

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bhandara 280030 Lakhani 12636 Bhandara 91845
Tumsar 226108 Sendurwafa 10254 Tumsar 44869
Pauni 154588 Lakhandur 9231 Pauni 22821
Mohadi 150611 Adyal 8847 Sakoli 14636
Sakoli 136879 Sangadi 6823 Warthi 13058
Lakhani 128545 Mohadi 6635 Ganeshpur 9192
Lakhandur 123573 Andhalgaon 6309 Sawari Jawharnagar 8770
Dewhadi 5970 Murmadi 7576
Sihora 5743 Thana 6339
Dighori (Mothi) 5728 Bela 5914

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Buddhists which contribute 13% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 981 in Buddhists are 996 and in Muslims are 960.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhandara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,200,334 1,009,352 26,502 2,145 831 154,458 1,017 3,555 2,474
Male 605,520 509,493 13,524 1,082 426 77,394 515 1,790 1,296
Female 594,814 499,859 12,978 1,063 405 77,064 502 1,765 1,178

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 5.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 5.7% which is 0.1% higher than male population growth rate of 5.6%. General caste population has increased by 8.9%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -0.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -9% and child population has decreased by -18.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhandara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.6% 8.9% -0.8% -9% -18.2%
Male 5.6% 8.9% -0.8% -9.3% -17.9%
Female 5.7% 9% -0.7% -8.8% -18.5%

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 978, in schedule caste is 995 and in schedule tribe is 997. 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhandara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 1 1 5 -6
2011 982 978 995 997 950
2001 981 977 994 992 956

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Lakhandur 992 Khodgaon 3000 Bela 1045
Tumsar 992 Kosambodi 1667 Chikhala 1027
Pauni 986 Purkabodi 1500 Shahapur 993
Lakhani 984 Kawadsi (Parsodi) 1377 Tumsar 988
Mohadi 978 Kachekhani 1333 Pauni 982
Bhandara 974 Mathadi 1313 Sakoli 980
Sakoli 974 Garkabhonga 1262 Bhandara 979
Usaripar 1250 Sawari Jawharnagar 974
Lendezari (Jambhora) 1235 Warthi 970
Tudka 1211 Murmadi 962

Literacy

Total about 9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.9 lakh are male and about 4.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhandara is 84%. 90% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhandara

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 1.4% 9.3%
2011 83.8% 90.4% 77.1%
2001 78.5% 89% 67.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhandara 87 Jogikheda (Hamesha) 100 Murmadi 93
Lakhani 85 Kachekhani 100 Ganeshpur 93
Mohadi 84 Sitepar 100 Thana 92
Tumsar 83 Chikhali Hamesha 100 Bhandara 92
Sakoli 83 Alebedar 100 Tumsar 91
Pauni 82 Chandakapur (I) 96 Sakoli 91
Lakhandur 79 Kesalwada 95 Warthi 91
Chandrapur 95 Sawari Jawharnagar 91
Jambhalapani 93 Shahapur 90
Singori 93 Pauni 86

Workers profile

Bhandara has 50% (about 6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 42% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 17% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhandara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.8% 34.5% 15.3% 50.2%
Male 57% 43.5% 13.5% 43%
Female 42.4% 25.3% 17.1% 57.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhandara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Pitezari 19.6 Bhandara 16.8
Pawanar khari 18.1 Sakoli 8.6
Rampur Hamesha 16.7 Pauni 8.5
Matora 14.2 Tumsar 7.4
Asgaon 13.4 Chikhala 6.7
Dighori (Mothi) 13.4 Bela 5.5
Betala 12.6 Warthi 4.4
Adyal 12.5 Shahapur 4.3
Jogikheda (Hamesha) 12.5 Sawari Jawharnagar 3.1
Dongargaon 12.2 Thana 2.7