Meerut Tahsil, with population of about 21 lakh is Meerut district's the most populous sub district, located in Meerut district of the state Uttar Pradesh in India. There are 208 villages in the sub district, among them Incholi is the most populous village with population of about 15 thousand and Sikri is the least populous village with population of 1. Ajrara is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 13 km2 and Patti Kherki is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 8 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Meerut Municipal Corporation; Meerut Cantonment Board; Sewalkhas and Kharkhoda Nagar Panchayats Aminagar Urf Bhurbaral, Amehra Adipur, Sindhawali and Mohiuddinpur Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 21 lakh people, among them about 11.1 lakh (53%) are male and about 9.9 lakh (47%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Meerut tahsil is 14%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 3.6 lakh households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 69% (about 14.6 lakh) live in Meerut Sub District urban part and 31% (about 6.4 lakh) population live in the Meerut Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Meerut

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,102,157 1,719,697 379,328 3,132 293,578
Male 1,114,701 909,730 203,283 1,688 158,694
Female 987,456 809,967 176,045 1,444 134,884

Most populated Villages and Cities in Meerut

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Incholi 14914 Meerut 1305429
Rasulpur Dhaulri 14187 Meerut 93312
Ajrara 12974 Sewalkhas 24882
Mundali 12287 Kharkhoda 14364
Rasulpur Rohta 10598 Aminagar Urf Bhurbaral 6141
Rasulpur Aurangabad 9890 Amehra Adipur 5485
Jani Khurd 8859 Sindhawali 5335
Panchli Khurd 8282 Mohiuddinpur 5200
Peepli Khera 7862
Jani Buzurg 7837

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 64% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 34% 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 866 in Muslims are 923 and in Jains are 953.

Religion wise population 2011 - Meerut

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,102,157 1,336,812 717,983 7,602 12,077 1,428 13,853 204 12,198
Male 1,114,701 716,530 373,378 3,968 6,872 774 7,095 104 5,980
Female 987,456 620,282 344,605 3,634 5,205 654 6,758 100 6,218

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17.5% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 15.2%. General caste population has increased by 16.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1227.1% and child population has decreased by -0.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.3% 16.3% 15.3% 1227.1% -0.8%
Male 15.2% 15% 15% 1407.1% -0.5%
Female 17.5% 17.8% 15.6% 1064.5% -1.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 886 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 890, in schedule caste is 866 and in schedule tribe is 855. There are 850 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total General SC ST Child
Change 18 21 4 -252 -6
2011 886 890 866 855 850
2001 868 869 862 1107 856

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Meerut

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pachgaon Patti Gopal 1143 Amehra Adipur 929
Chak Morna 1081 Sindhawali 918
Hasanpur Razapur 1003 Sewalkhas 903
Damgarhi 1000 Meerut 897
Govindpur 989 Kharkhoda 894
Kherki Muzakkipur 987 Aminagar Urf Bhurbaral 853
Ladpura 972 Mohiuddinpur 850
Gyanpur 965 Meerut 760
Salempur 961
Jasori 954

Literacy

Total about 13.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 7.8 lakh are male and about 5.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Meerut is 75%. 82% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total Male Female
Change 8.1% 6.1% 10.6%
2011 74.8% 81.5% 67.3%
2001 66.7% 75.4% 56.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Meerut

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mohd.Pur Gumi 95 Meerut 84
Kheri Nizd Kalina 90 Aminagar Urf Bhurbaral 81
Patti Kherki 88 Mohiuddinpur 80
Mansabgarh 88 Amehra Adipur 77
Lahaurgarh 87 Kharkhoda 77
Laharra 87 Meerut 76
Khwajampur Majra 86 Sindhawali 73
Ahara 83 Sewalkhas 57
Mamipur 83
Rajpura 82

Workers profile

Meerut has 31% (about 6.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 11% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Meerut

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.5% 26.1% 5.3% 68.5%
Male 49.7% 43.1% 6.6% 50.3%
Female 10.8% 6.9% 3.9% 89.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Meerut

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ajrara 12.6 Meerut 141.9
Kharkhauda 10.9 Meerut 35.7
Incholi 10.7 Kharkhoda 4
Atrara 10.6 Sewalkhas 4
Gagaul 9 Sindhawali 3
Rasulpur Aurangabad 8.6 Amehra Adipur 3
Rasulpur Rohta 8.4 Aminagar Urf Bhurbaral 1.5
Shafiabad Loti 7.9 Mohiuddinpur 1.5
Puth Khas 7.3
Kanauni 7.3