Pali District, with population of about 20.4 lakh is Rajasthan's the 14th most populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Pali district is about 12 thousand km2 and it is the 7th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 164 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Pali is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.7 lakh and Rohat is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.2 lakh.

There are 9 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Pali Municipal Council; Sojat, Sumerpur, Sadri, Falna and Jaitaran Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 20.4 lakh people, among them about 10.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 10.1 lakh (50%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pali district is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 4.2 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 77% (about 15.8 lakh) live in Pali District rural part and 23% (about 4.6 lakh) population live in the Pali District urban part. Rural population density of Pali district is 132 and urban population density is 1049 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,037,573 1,494,899 398,096 144,578 297,434
Male 1,025,422 747,725 203,328 74,369 156,606
Female 1,012,151 747,174 194,768 70,209 140,828

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Pali

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Pali 368386 Nimaj 15071 Pali 230075
Bali 263900 Raipur 12157 Sojat 43023
Desuri 234337 Bagri 10509 Sumerpur 37093
Jaitaran 226776 Desuri 10377 Sadri 27390
Sojat 220854 Nana 10333 Falna 24839
Raipur 205254 Bera 9667 Jaitaran 22621
Marwar Junction 198978 Ras 9511 Bali 19880
Sumerpur 198125 Sewari 9415 Takhatgarh 16729
Rohat 120963 Nadol 9361 Rani 13880
Kantaliya 8549 Sojat Road 12472

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 990 in Muslims are 945.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pali

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,037,573 1,870,543 143,476 1,345 1,540 141 18,974 52 1,502
Male 1,025,422 939,751 73,765 672 783 79 9,550 29 793
Female 1,012,151 930,792 69,711 673 757 62 9,424 23 709

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 11.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 12.3% which is 0.7% higher than male population growth rate of 11.6%. General caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 36.6% and child population has decreased by -12% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.9% 7.5% 23.1% 36.6% -12%
Male 11.6% 7.2% 22.2% 35.4% -10.8%
Female 12.3% 7.7% 24% 38% -13.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 987 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 999, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 944. There are 899 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 decreased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pali

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 5 14 18 -26
2011 987 999 958 944 899
2001 981 994 944 926 925

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Desuri 1025 Kheendawas 1667 Sadri 992
Marwar Junction 1025 Giradra Jageer 1423 Bali 987
Sumerpur 996 Morkha 1413 Jaitaran 959
Sojat 995 Elani 1337 Sojat Road 955
Raipur 993 Gopawas 1336 Takhatgarh 948
Jaitaran 989 Asan (Ghanchian) 1330 Marwar Junction 945
Bali 987 Sindarli 1325 Rani 944
Rohat 948 Poyana 1315 Sojat 932
Pali 943 Nathal Kundi 1312 Sumerpur 932
Parakhiya 1311 Falna 927

Literacy

Total about 10.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.7 lakh are male and about 4.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pali is 62%. 77% of male and 48% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pali

Total Male Female
Change 8.0% 4.6% 11.5%
2011 62.4% 76.8% 48%
2001 54.4% 72.2% 36.5%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pali 70 Gura Himta 98 Rani 80
Sumerpur 64 Kenpura 92 Marwar Junction 79
Sojat 64 Gura Devisingh 86 Sojat Road 78
Desuri 62 Khakhron Ka Aauda 84 Sumerpur 78
Rohat 60 Kurantiya 82 Pali 77
Marwar Junction 60 Rawalwas 82 Sojat 76
Raipur 59 Rewariya 82 Jaitaran 75
Bali 58 Naya Badiya 80 Falna 75
Jaitaran 57 Somesar 80 Bali 73
Gurha Keshar Singh 78 Takhatgarh 68

Workers profile

Pali has 41% (about 8.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 32% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pali

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.3% 29.7% 11.6% 58.7%
Male 51% 43.3% 7.7% 49%
Female 31.5% 16% 15.6% 68.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pali

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bagri 69.5 Pali 159
Beejapur 68.3 Sadri 85.5
Mandawas 63.5 Bali 46.3
Sanderao 63.1 Jaitaran 37.7
Chanod 57.9 Falna 25
Nadol 56.4 Takhatgarh 24
Khor 56.1 Sojat 21.6
Atpara 55.3 Marwar Junction 13.8
Peepla 53.7 Sumerpur 9.3
Denda 52.2 Sojat Road 9