Gadag District, with population of about 10.6 lakh is Karnataka's the 4th least populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Gadag district is 4657 km2 and it is the 9th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 229 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Gadag is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.7 lakh and Nargund is the least populous sub district with population of about 1 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 10.6 lakh people, among them about 5.4 lakh (50%) are male and about 5.3 lakh (50%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gadag district is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.2 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 64% (about 6.9 lakh) live in Gadag District rural part and 36% (about 3.8 lakh) population live in the Gadag District urban part. Rural population density of Gadag district is 156 and urban population density is 1403 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gadag

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,064,570 828,720 174,196 61,654 132,442
Male 537,147 418,427 87,745 30,975 68,025
Female 527,423 410,293 86,451 30,679 64,417

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Gadag

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Gadag 367258 Lakkundi 11960 Gadag-Betigeri 172612
Ron 264123 Dambal 11351 Lakshmeshwar 36754
Shirhatti 200669 Shigli 11159 Nargund 36291
Mundargi 131897 Hulkoti 11075 Gajendragarh 32359
Nargund 100623 Kurtakoti 10702 Mundargi 24919
Konnur 9069 Ron 23311
Abbigeri 8608 Mulgund 18763
Holealur 8095 Shirhatti 17610
Hombal 8092 Naregal 16690
Kotumachagi 7301

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 980 in Muslims are 989 and in Jains are 956.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gadag

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,064,570 907,750 143,665 3,432 231 79 5,993 74 3,346
Male 537,147 458,411 72,227 1,653 135 36 3,064 37 1,584
Female 527,423 449,339 71,438 1,779 96 43 2,929 37 1,762

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 9.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 10.3% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 8.8%. General caste population has increased by 6.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.3% and child population has decreased by -3.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gadag

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.5% 6.2% 26.8% 13.3% -3.9%
Male 8.8% 5.7% 25.7% 11.7% -3.7%
Female 10.3% 6.8% 27.9% 15% -4.2%

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 981, in schedule caste is 985 and in schedule tribe is 990. There are 947 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 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gadag

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 11 16 29 -5
2011 982 981 985 990 947
2001 969 970 969 961 952

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ron 992 Basapur 1500 Ron 1030
Gadag 990 Khanapur 1500 Gadag-Betigeri 1009
Mundargi 973 Somapur 1216 Lakshmeshwar 1000
Shirhatti 970 Tippapur 1129 Gajendragarh 998
Nargund 962 Benahal 1119 Shirhatti 997
Kondikoppa 1112 Mundargi 991
Yerekurubanal 1106 Naregal 991
Papanashi 1090 Nargund 977
Bevinakatti 1085 Mulgund 971
Kurahatti 1081

Literacy

Total about 7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4 lakh are male and about 3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gadag is 75%. 85% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gadag

Total Male Female
Change 9.0% 5.4% 12.9%
2011 75.1% 84.7% 65.4%
2001 66.1% 79.3% 52.5%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gadag 79 Basapur 100 Gadag-Betigeri 85
Nargund 74 Khanapur 100 Gajendragarh 79
Ron 74 Kappali 92 Mundargi 79
Shirhatti 73 Shagoti 91 Lakshmeshwar 78
Mundargi 72 Desai Ban 90 Naregal 78
Gulaganjikoppa 90 Ron 78
Shyabala 90 Shirhatti 76
Nagarahalli 89 Nargund 74
Virapapur 88 Mulgund 72
Binkadakatti 88

Workers profile

Gadag has 47% (about 5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 35% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gadag

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.6% 39.8% 6.8% 53.4%
Male 57.8% 52.5% 5.3% 42.2%
Female 35.1% 26.8% 8.3% 64.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gadag

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Hombal 73.9 Naregal 85.7
Dambal 71.5 Ron 68.7
Doni 64.9 Gadag-Betigeri 54.6
Kurtakoti 60 Nargund 19.6
Harlapur 58.7 Gajendragarh 18.8
Abbigeri 58.1 Mulgund 7.8
Lakkundi 57.6 Lakshmeshwar 7
Hirewaddatti 55.7 Mundargi 6.6
Kotumachagi 51.4 Shirhatti 1.7
Savadi 47.3