Bidar District, with population of about 17 lakh is Karnataka's the 15th least populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Bidar district is 5448 km2 and it is the 14th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 313 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Bidar is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.7 lakh and Bhalki is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.8 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 17 lakh people, among them about 8.7 lakh (51%) are male and about 8.3 lakh (49%) are female. 63% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 14% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bidar district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 3.2 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 75% (about 12.8 lakh) live in Bidar District rural part and 25% (about 4.3 lakh) population live in the Bidar District urban part. Rural population density of Bidar district is 242 and urban population density is 2586 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bidar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,703,300 1,067,693 399,785 235,822 224,442
Male 870,665 546,598 204,280 119,787 115,550
Female 832,635 521,095 195,505 116,035 108,892

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bidar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bidar 469941 Hallikhed (B) 20163 Bidar 216020
Basavakalyan 345247 Rajeshwar 16349 Bidar 214373
Homnabad 332362 Mannaekhalli 12039 Basavakalyan 69717
Aurad 278400 Hulsoor 11593 Homnabad 44483
Bhalki 277350 Kamthana 11179 Bhalki 40333
Mantala 10569 Chitgoppa 25298
Dubalgundi 10133 Aurad 19849
Hudgi 9528 Kamalnagar 10252
Nirna 9415
Narayanapur 9152

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 76% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 20% of the total population and Christians 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 959 in Muslims are 938 and in Christians are 984

Religion wise population 2011 - Bidar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,703,300 1,289,709 335,184 35,438 1,145 30,453 680 521 10,170
Male 870,665 658,203 172,988 17,861 594 15,510 341 244 4,924
Female 832,635 631,506 162,196 17,577 551 14,943 339 277 5,246

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 13.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 13.8% which is 0.9% higher than male population growth rate of 12.9%. General caste population has increased by 4.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 33.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 29.4% and child population has decreased by -7.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bidar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.4% 4.5% 33.8% 29.4% -7.1%
Male 12.9% 4.3% 33% 28.2% -7.1%
Female 13.8% 4.8% 34.7% 30.7% -7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 953, in schedule caste is 957 and in schedule tribe is 969. There are 942 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bidar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 4 12 19 1
2011 956 953 957 969 942
2001 949 949 945 950 941

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Homnabad 962 Khasimpur Borgi 1692 Aurad 973
Basavakalyan 959 Jainapur 1184 Chitgoppa 960
Bhalki 959 Khandala 1155 Homnabad 951
Aurad 956 Nideban 1127 Bhalki 945
Bidar 949 Vilaspur 1090 Bidar 938
Halhalli 1089 Bidar 938
Tadpalli 1086 Basavakalyan 930
Nagoor 1086 Kamalnagar 925
Paterpalli 1086
Karanji (K) 1084

Literacy

Total about 10.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6 lakh are male and about 4.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bidar is 71%. 79% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bidar

Total Male Female
Change 9.6% 6.6% 12.8%
2011 70.5% 79.1% 61.6%
2001 60.9% 72.5% 48.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bidar 75 Hachi Kamath 90 Bidar 86
Bhalki 72 Dhamuri 86 Bidar 86
Basavakalyan 69 Maniknagar 85 Homnabad 81
Homnabad 68 Bembra 84 Bhalki 80
Aurad 67 Saidapurwadi 84 Kamalnagar 78
Dongargi 82 Basavakalyan 77
Yellammawadi 82 Chitgoppa 72
Kodli 82 Aurad 72
Ahmadabad 81
Tajlapur 81

Workers profile

Bidar has 41% (about 7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 29% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bidar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.2% 32.4% 8.9% 58.8%
Male 52.7% 44.2% 8.6% 47.3%
Female 29.3% 20.1% 9.2% 70.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bidar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bemalkheda 42.1 Bidar 58.1
Rajeshwar 41 Bidar 58.1
Hulsoor 40.5 Bhalki 31.3
Nirna 37.1 Chitgoppa 27.8
Narayanapur 35.9 Basavakalyan 17.2
Ghatboral 32.8 Kamalnagar 16.7
Mehkar 32.2 Aurad 7.1
Mirkhal 31.9 Homnabad 6.6
Ujlam 31.5
Belura 30.5