Ratnagiri District, with population of about 16.2 lakh is Maharashtra's the 8th least populous district, located in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Ratnagiri district is 8208 km2 and it is the 18th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 197 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Ratnagiri is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.2 lakh and Mandangad is the least populous sub district with population of about 62 thousand.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Khed and Rajapur Municipal Councils.

Demographics

The district is home to about 16.2 lakh people, among them about 7.6 lakh (47%) are male and about 8.5 lakh (53%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ratnagiri district is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 4 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 84% (about 13.5 lakh) live in Ratnagiri District rural part and 16% (about 2.6 lakh) population live in the Ratnagiri District urban part. Rural population density of Ratnagiri district is 167 and urban population density is 2232 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ratnagiri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,615,069 1,527,747 66,948 20,374 155,560
Male 761,121 718,752 31,967 10,402 80,333
Female 853,948 808,995 34,981 9,972 75,227

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Ratnagiri

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Ratnagiri 319449 Harnai 7274 Ratnagiri 76229
Chiplun 279122 Pandhari 5780 Chiplun 55139
Sangameshwar 198343 Savarde 5055 Khed 16892
Khed 181615 Kadvai 5008 Dapoli Camp 15713
Dapoli 178340 Pavas 4718 Lanja 14377
Rajapur 165882 Khedoshi 4660 Devrukh 12689
Guhagar 123209 Dhamapur Tarf Sangameshwar 4628 Kherdi 12397
Lanja 106986 Sadavali 4028 Nachane 11688
Mandangad 62123 Sakhari Nate 4012 Rajapur 9753
Lote 4003 Zadgaon 7803

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 7% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1121 in Muslims are 1131 and in Buddhists are 1127.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ratnagiri

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,615,069 1,307,211 187,197 1,990 230 113,467 3,347 95 1,532
Male 761,121 616,254 87,864 1,008 129 53,342 1,719 63 742
Female 853,948 690,957 99,333 982 101 60,125 1,628 32 790

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -4.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -5.4% which is -1.2% lower than male population growth rate of -4.2%. General caste population has decreased by -7.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 173.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1.4% and child population has decreased by -34.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ratnagiri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -4.8% -7.5% 173.1% 1.4% -34.3%
Male -4.2% -6.9% 160.9% -0.1% -33.7%
Female -5.4% -8.1% 185.3% 2.9% -34.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1122 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1126, in schedule caste is 1094 and in schedule tribe is 959. There are 936 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ratnagiri

Total General SC ST Child
Change -14 -15 93 28 -16
2011 1122 1126 1094 959 936
2001 1136 1141 1001 931 952

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Guhagar 1253 Borivali 2488 Karle 1301
Mandangad 1219 Devpat 2295 Khed 1072
Rajapur 1183 Wadadai 2223 Devrukh 1033
Dapoli 1153 Shivajinagar 2118 Ratnagiri 1024
Lanja 1140 Malvi 2096 Zadgaon 1024
Sangameshwar 1138 Matalwadi 2082 Dapoli Camp 1022
Khed 1100 Waghivane 2000 Chiplun 1016
Chiplun 1071 Pacheri Sada 1992 Rajapur 1015
Ratnagiri 1053 Satamba 1981 Gimhavane 1009
Jambhali Kh. 1980 Lanja 1004

Literacy

Total about 12 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.2 lakh are male and about 5.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ratnagiri is 82%. 91% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ratnagiri

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 5.0% 8.7%
2011 82.2% 90.9% 74.5%
2001 75% 85.9% 65.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ratnagiri 87 Thikan Chakradev 100 Jalgaon 95
Chiplun 85 Muslimwadi 100 Khed 94
Khed 82 Ambet 100 Chiplun 94
Dapoli 81 Thikan Soman 100 Zadgaon 94
Mandangad 80 Karjee Bk. 99 Nachane 93
Sangameshwar 79 Kond Bhujbalrao 99 Karle 93
Rajapur 79 Amshet 99 Gimhavane 93
Lanja 79 Bhimnagar 99 Rajapur 93
Guhagar 78 Shiv Bk. 98 Kuwarbav 93
Harkarvane 98 Kherdi 93

Workers profile

Ratnagiri has 44% (about 7.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 36% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ratnagiri

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.2% 34.4% 9.9% 55.8%
Male 53.5% 45.2% 8.3% 46.5%
Female 36% 24.7% 11.3% 64%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ratnagiri

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Khorninko 32.4 Lanja 17.1
Kolkewadi 29.8 Devrukh 16.6
Tiware 26.6 Chiplun 14.8
Bamnoli 26 Ratnagiri 10.5
Ozare Bk. 23.9 Dabhol 9
Nandivase 23.3 Gimhavane 8.1
Gothane 23.2 Kherdi 6.6
Nakhare 22.6 Rajapur 6.2
Shirgaon 21.2 Nachane 5.7
Solgaon 21.2 Jalgaon 4.6