Sindhudurg District, with population of about 8.5 lakh is Maharashtra's the least populous district, located in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Sindhudurg district is 5207 km2 and it is the 6th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 163 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Kudal is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.6 lakh and Vaibhavvadi is the least populous sub district with population of about 44 thousand.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Sawantwadi, Malwan and Vengurla Municipal Councils.

Demographics

The district is home to about 8.5 lakh people, among them about 4.2 lakh (49%) are male and about 4.3 lakh (51%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sindhudurg district is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.1 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 7.4 lakh) live in Sindhudurg District rural part and 13% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Sindhudurg District urban part. Rural population density of Sindhudurg district is 144 and urban population density is 1664 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sindhudurg

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 849,651 787,089 55,586 6,976 71,193
Male 417,332 386,927 26,830 3,575 37,034
Female 432,319 400,162 28,756 3,401 34,159

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Sindhudurg

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kudal 155624 Jamsande 14487 Sawantwadi 23851
Sawantwadi 147466 Phondaghat 6299 Malwan 18648
Kankavli 135295 Oras Bk. 5311 Kankavli 16398
Devgad 120909 Kasal 4399 Kudal 16015
Malwan 111807 Harkul Bk. 4251 Vengurla 12392
Vengurla 85801 Sateli Bhedshi 4096 Kalmath 8011
Dodamarg 48904 Amboli 4004 Banda 6611
Vaibhavvadi 43845 Kasai 3811 Majgaon 5080
Padel 3673
Kariwade 3595

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1034 in Muslims are 1000 and in Buddhists are 1119

Religion wise population 2011 - Sindhudurg

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 849,651 780,384 26,264 15,471 219 24,762 1,046 53 1,452
Male 417,332 383,625 13,135 7,396 126 11,685 546 36 783
Female 432,319 396,759 13,129 8,075 93 13,077 500 17 669

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -2.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 8.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -4.1% which is -4% lower than male population growth rate of -0.1%. General caste population has decreased by -4.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 44.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 40.9% and child population has decreased by -32.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sindhudurg

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -2.2% -4.6% 44.2% 40.9% -32.5%
Male -0.1% -2.5% 45.5% 42.1% -31.8%
Female -4.1% -6.6% 43.1% 39.6% -33.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1036 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1034, in schedule caste is 1072 and in schedule tribe is 951. There are 922 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 43 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 - Sindhudurg

Total General SC ST Child
Change -43 -45 -17 -18 -22
2011 1036 1034 1072 951 922
2001 1079 1079 1089 969 944

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Vaibhavvadi 1132 Navanagar 1667 Majgaon 1046
Devgad 1051 Kajirde 1552 Sawantwadi 1004
Kankavli 1042 Terwan 1516 Vengurla 1000
Vengurla 1032 Gele 1473 Kalmath 994
Malwan 1032 Kumbharwadi 1433 Kudal 984
Sawantwadi 1022 Panturli 1420 Banda 978
Dodamarg 1017 Upale 1406 Kankavli 955
Kudal 1017 Ringewadi 1361 Malwan 930
Bhuyadewadi 1354
Nagapwadi 1353

Literacy

Total about 6.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 3.5 lakh are male and about 3.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sindhudurg is 86%. 92% of male and 80% 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 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sindhudurg

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 1.3% 8.6%
2011 85.6% 91.6% 79.8%
2001 80.3% 90.3% 71.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Vengurla 89 Sherighera Kamte 100 Sawantwadi 94
Malwan 88 Mayana 97 Malwan 93
Sawantwadi 87 Palkarwadi 97 Kankavli 93
Devgad 86 Bagwadi 97 Vengurla 92
Kudal 86 Varachiker 97 Banda 91
Kankavli 84 Mogarne 96 Majgaon 91
Dodamarg 83 Shriramwadi 96 Kalmath 90
Vaibhavvadi 75 Varachichawadi 96 Kudal 90
Sangirde 96
Shemadranewadi 96

Workers profile

Sindhudurg has 41% (about 3.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 27% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sindhudurg

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.9% 26.7% 14.2% 59.1%
Male 55% 39.5% 15.6% 45%
Female 27.2% 14.3% 12.9% 72.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sindhudurg

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Amboli 56.2 Vengurla 13
Phondaghat 42.2 Banda 10.3
Bramhanagari (N.V.) 42 Majgaon 9.1
Nerur K.Narur 31.8 Kankavli 8.5
Shirshinge 31.5 Sawantwadi 6.8
Jamsande 29.3 Malwan 6.3
Masure 29.1 Kalmath 5.9
Harkul Kh. 27.1 Kudal 4.5
Verle 25.6
Kegad 25.4