Gondiya District, with population of about 13.2 lakh is Maharashtra's the 7th least populous district, located in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Gondiya district is 5234 km2 and it is the 7th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 253 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Gondiya is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.2 lakh and Salekasa is the least populous sub district with population of about 91 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Gondiya and Tirora Municipal Councils.

Demographics

The district is home to about 13.2 lakh people, among them about 6.6 lakh (50%) are male and about 6.6 lakh (50%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 16% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gondiya district is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.9 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 11 lakh) live in Gondiya District rural part and 17% (about 2.3 lakh) population live in the Gondiya District urban part. Rural population density of Gondiya district is 213 and urban population density is 2399 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gondiya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,322,507 932,293 175,961 214,253 140,365
Male 661,554 468,176 87,434 105,944 71,764
Female 660,953 464,117 88,527 108,309 68,601

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Gondiya

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Gondiya 421650 Arjuni 9472 Gondiya 132813
Tirora 176254 Goregaon 8766 Tirora 25181
Arjuni Morgaon 148265 Nawegaon Bondh 8662 Deori 14579
Amgaon 130657 Saundal 7257 Kudwa 11549
Goregaon 124890 Fulchur Tola 5990 Amgaon bk. 10972
Sadak-Arjuni 115594 Sadakarjuni 5975 Risama 6925
Deori 114518 Mahagaon 5496 Khamari 6794
Salekasa 90679 Kamtha 5437 Katangi Kala 6440
Bangaon 5247 Fulchur 5480
Karanja 5048 Amgaon kh. 5197

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Buddhists which contribute 9% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 999 in Buddhists are 1010 and in Muslims are 1001

Religion wise population 2011 - Gondiya

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,322,507 1,153,861 26,157 1,827 2,160 125,282 1,568 5,080 6,572
Male 661,554 577,270 13,070 919 1,146 62,334 786 2,570 3,459
Female 660,953 576,591 13,087 908 1,014 62,948 782 2,510 3,113

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 10.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 9.8% which is -0.7% lower than male population growth rate of 10.5%. General caste population has increased by 11.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.1% and child population has decreased by -18% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gondiya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.1% 11.4% 4.9% 9.1% -18%
Male 10.5% 11.9% 4.9% 8.9% -17.9%
Female 9.8% 11% 4.9% 9.2% -18.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 999 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 991, in schedule caste is 1013 and in schedule tribe is 1022. There are 956 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gondiya

Total General SC ST Child
Change -6 -9 0 2 -2
2011 999 991 1013 1022 956
2001 1005 1000 1013 1020 958

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Goregaon 1014 Charbhata 3358 Amgaon bk. 1014
Deori 1014 Ramghat 1500 Khamari 1006
Amgaon 1007 Bondarani 1400 Gondiya 997
Salekasa 1006 Rengepar 1394 Amgaon kh. 997
Gondiya 1003 Khairi 1358 Katangi Kala 993
Sadak-Arjuni 986 Pandharwani 1355 Fulchur 988
Arjuni Morgaon 985 Katgaon 1333 Risama 987
Tirora 981 Mahurkuda 1271 Tirora 977
Bakal Sarra 1245 Deori 972
Zankar Gondi 1226 Kudwa 901

Literacy

Total about 10 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.4 lakh are male and about 4.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gondiya is 85%. 92% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gondiya

Total Male Female
Change 6.5% 2.4% 10.3%
2011 85% 92% 77.9%
2001 78.5% 89.6% 67.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tirora 88 Gangezari 100 Gondiya 93
Gondiya 87 Butai 100 Amgaon kh. 91
Goregaon 85 Silli 100 Risama 91
Amgaon 85 Khadipar 99 Tirora 90
Sadak-Arjuni 85 Kadhotitola 96 Kudwa 90
Arjuni Morgaon 82 Nawa Tola 95 Deori 90
Salekasa 82 Sonartola 95 Fulchur 88
Deori 79 Khedepar 93 Katangi Kala 87
Mendha 93 Amgaon bk. 87
Chirekhani 93 Khamari 83

Workers profile

Gondiya has 50% (about 6.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 43% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 20% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gondiya

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.3% 32.8% 17.5% 49.7%
Male 57.9% 42.6% 15.3% 42.1%
Female 42.7% 23% 19.7% 57.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gondiya

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mhaisuli 51.7 Gondiya 18.1
Sukali 31.9 Tirora 15.6
Nawegaon Bondh 28.8 Deori 14
Piparkhari 28.6 Khamari 11.9
Purada 28.4 Kudwa 8.6
Kawalewada 26.4 Amgaon bk. 7.6
Masulkasa 25.7 Katangi Kala 7.4
Palasgaon 23.3 Fulchur 4.5
Kopalgad 21.5 Amgaon kh. 3.6
Dandhari 19.9 Risama 2.9