Hassan District, with population of about 17.8 lakh is Karnataka's the 14th most populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Hassan district is 6814 km2 and it is the 11th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 261 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Hassan is the most populous sub district with population of about 4 lakh and Alur is the least populous sub district with population of about 85 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 17.8 lakh people, among them about 8.8 lakh (50%) are male and about 8.9 lakh (50%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Hassan district is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.3 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 79% (about 14 lakh) live in Hassan District rural part and 21% (about 3.8 lakh) population live in the Hassan District urban part. Rural population density of Hassan district is 208 and urban population density is 4639 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Hassan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,776,421 1,399,061 345,031 32,329 165,637
Male 883,667 697,720 169,961 15,986 83,971
Female 892,754 701,341 175,070 16,343 81,666

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Hassan

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Hassan 396166 Banavara 8689 Hassan 155006
Arsikere 315339 Konanur 8032 Hassan 133436
Channarayapatna 279798 Javagal 7809 Arsikere 53216
Arkalgud 204585 Arehalli 7467 Arsikere 51336
Belur 184458 Halebeedu 6458 Channarayapatna 40417
Hole Narsipur 182187 Thattekere 5725 Channarayapatna 38792
Sakleshpur 128633 Harnahalli * 5114 Hole Narsipur 29974
Alur 85255 Hirisave 5009 Sakleshpur 23352
Handinakere 4788 Belur 22484
Nuggehalli 4748 Satyamangala 18002

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 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1011 in Muslims are 994.

Religion wise population 2011 - Hassan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,776,421 1,630,814 120,011 15,611 289 623 5,820 3 3,250
Male 883,667 810,950 60,182 7,531 156 322 2,933 1 1,592
Female 892,754 819,864 59,829 8,080 133 301 2,887 2 1,658

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 3.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 3.5% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 2.9%. General caste population has increased by 1.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.2% and child population has decreased by -17% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Hassan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3.2% 1.1% 10.7% 22.2% -17%
Male 2.9% 1.1% 9.4% 20.2% -17.7%
Female 3.5% 1.2% 12% 24.2% -16.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1010 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 1030 and in schedule tribe is 1022. There are 973 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Hassan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 1 24 33 15
2011 1010 1005 1030 1022 973
2001 1004 1004 1006 989 958

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sakleshpur 1038 Yaduvanahalli 6000 Shravanabelgola 1079
Channarayapatna 1023 Kanavanahalli 4000 Belur 1021
Belur 1020 Gendekatte Forest 4000 Sakleshpur 1020
Alur 1018 Kanigalamane 2500 Hassan 1018
Hassan 1010 Bandikere 2500 Hassan 1012
Arkalgud 1000 Bekkadamanikere 2000 Hole Narsipur 1012
Arsikere 999 Menasinamane 2000 Channarayapatna 994
Hole Narsipur 990 Ragibychanahalli 2000 Channarayapatna 994
Hallithimmanahalli 2000 Haralahalli 989
Marasu 1600 Arkalgud 985

Literacy

Total about 12.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.7 lakh are male and about 5.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Hassan is 76%. 84% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Hassan

Total Male Female
Change 7.5% 5.2% 9.6%
2011 76.1% 83.6% 68.6%
2001 68.6% 78.4% 59%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Hassan 81 Jogihalli 100 Satyamangala 92
Sakleshpur 80 Hirekal Forest 100 Belur 90
Arsikere 79 Malalakeshavi 100 Hassan 90
Belur 77 Basavanahalli 100 Hassan 90
Channarayapatna 76 Bekkadamanikere 100 Arsikere 89
Alur 74 Kanavanahalli 100 Arsikere 89
Arkalgud 69 Illenahalli 100 Sakleshpur 88
Hole Narsipur 68 Siraghatta 100 Channarayapatna 88
Ankanathapura 100 Channarayapatna 87
Pura 100 Haralahalli 86

Workers profile

Hassan has 51% (about 9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 38% female population are working population. 58% 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 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Hassan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.9% 42.4% 8.5% 49.1%
Male 63.4% 58% 5.4% 36.6%
Female 38.4% 26.8% 11.6% 61.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Hassan

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kumarahalli 64.9 Hassan 31.2
Heggadde 56.4 Hassan 31.2
Hirekal Forest 35.5 Arsikere 11.1
Kadumane Estate 25.7 Arsikere 11.1
Rangapura Kaval 20 Channarayapatna 10.5
Neelagiri Kaval 18.2 Channarayapatna 10.5
Idalla Kaval 16 Shravanabelgola 7.6
Achanahalli 15.8 Sakleshpur 4.7
Ghattadahalli 15 Belur 4.6
Kurikaval 14.8 Hole Narsipur 3.5