Davanagere District, with population of about 19.5 lakh is Karnataka's the 9th most populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Davanagere district is 5924 km2 and it is the 14th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 328 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Davanagere is the most populous sub district with population of about 6.8 lakh and Jagalur is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.7 lakh.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Davanagere Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 19.5 lakh people, among them about 9.9 lakh (51%) are male and about 9.6 lakh (49%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Davanagere district is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.1 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 68% (about 13.2 lakh) live in Davanagere District rural part and 32% (about 6.3 lakh) population live in the Davanagere District urban part. Rural population density of Davanagere district is 228 and urban population density is 4378 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Davanagere

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,945,497 1,319,790 392,595 233,112 217,731
Male 986,400 670,293 198,299 117,808 111,793
Female 959,097 649,497 194,296 115,304 105,938

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Davanagere

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Davanagere 681979 Malebennur 22512 Davanagere 434971
Channagiri 302317 Santhebennur 10239 Harihar 83219
Harapanahalli 302003 Nallur 10212 Harihar 77447
Harihar 254170 Halavagal 10195 Harapanahalli 47039
Honnali 233206 Uchangidurga 9781 Channagiri 21313
Jagalur 171822 Kerebilachi 9754 Honnali 17928
Nyamati 9288 Jagalur 17257
Bhanuvalli 8873 Haralapura 4655
Hiremegalageri 8448 Amaravathi 2628
Belludi 7451

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 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 971 in Muslims are 976.

Religion wise population 2011 - Davanagere

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,945,497 1,658,465 265,805 5,420 307 164 6,417 1,743 7,176
Male 986,400 841,315 134,521 2,690 175 77 3,268 875 3,479
Female 959,097 817,150 131,284 2,730 132 87 3,149 868 3,697

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 8.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 9.8% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 7.5%. General caste population has increased by 5.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 11.2% and child population has decreased by -9.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Davanagere

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.6% 5.8% 17.8% 11.2% -9.4%
Male 7.5% 4.7% 16.4% 10.2% -9.5%
Female 9.8% 6.9% 19.3% 12.2% -9.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 972 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 969, in schedule caste is 980 and in schedule tribe is 979. There are 948 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 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Davanagere

Total General SC ST Child
Change 20 20 24 18 2
2011 972 969 980 979 948
2001 952 949 956 961 946

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Davanagere 978 Malladevarakatte 2500 Honnali 1017
Channagiri 977 Maragondanahalli 2000 Jagalur 985
Jagalur 975 Panchenahalli 1667 Davanagere 979
Honnali 974 Karkikere 1500 Harihar 970
Harihar 965 Venkatapura 1500 Harapanahalli 969
Harapanahalli 957 Medakeripura 1393 Harihar 968
Channagiri (Rural) 1385 Channagiri 963
Hanumalapura 1266 Haralapura 948
Chikkasandi 1162 Amaravathi 927
Channanahalli 1148

Literacy

Total about 13.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.2 lakh are male and about 5.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Davanagere is 76%. 82% of male and 69% 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 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Davanagere

Total Male Female
Change 8.3% 6.0% 10.9%
2011 75.7% 82.4% 68.9%
2001 67.4% 76.4% 58%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Davanagere 81 Kullahalli 100 Haralapura 90
Harihar 77 Maragondanahalli 100 Jagalur 88
Honnali 76 Basavanahatti 100 Channagiri 86
Jagalur 73 Panchenahalli 100 Harihar 86
Channagiri 72 Yallapura 100 Amaravathi 85
Harapanahalli 68 Kodikoppa 98 Davanagere 85
Chikkavvanagathihalli 98 Harihar 85
Madakeripura 98 Honnali 83
Bakkapura 98 Harapanahalli 72
Suraddihalli 96

Workers profile

Davanagere has 45% (about 8.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 30% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Davanagere

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45% 36.2% 8.7% 55%
Male 59.4% 51.1% 8.2% 40.6%
Female 30.2% 20.9% 9.3% 69.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Davanagere

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Halavagal 42.3 Davanagere 77.1
Uchangidurga 39.8 Haralapura 40.9
Kyarakatti 35.2 Harihar 14.6
Chigateri 34.3 Harihar 14.6
Kanchikeri 34.2 Harapanahalli 5.1
Anajigeri 32 Amaravathi 3.2
Ubrani 31.8 Channagiri 1.2
Machihalli 31.7 Jagalur 0.9
K.Kallahalli 29.2 Honnali 0.7
Madalageri 28.8