Akola Tahsil, with population of about 7.3 lakh is Akola district's the most populous sub district, located in Akola district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 174 villages in the sub district, among them Borgaon is the most populous village with population of about 17 thousand and Ukli is the least populous village with population of 1. Borgaon is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 54 km2 and Paritwada is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 7 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Akola Municipal Corporation; Umri Pragane Balapur, Malkapur, Shivani, Khadki Bk and Umari Pr. Akola Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 7.3 lakh people, among them about 3.8 lakh (51%) are male and about 3.6 lakh (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Akola tahsil is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.6 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 68% (about 5 lakh) live in Akola Sub District urban part and 32% (about 2.3 lakh) population live in the Akola Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Akola

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 733,852 561,560 145,564 26,728 81,804
Male 376,443 288,571 74,122 13,750 43,014
Female 357,409 272,989 71,442 12,978 38,790

Most populated Villages and Cities in Akola

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Borgaon 16858 Akola 425817
Tapalabad 7968 Umri Pragane Balapur 20262
Kurankhed 6296 Malkapur 15420
Ugwa 5997 Shivani 13699
Dahihanda 5922 Khadki Bk 12133
Babhulgaon 5212 Umari Pr. Akola 6756
Chandur 5021 Shivar 6047
Gudadhi 4905
Naigaon 4823
Kanshiwani 4532

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 59% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 19% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 944 in Muslims are 957 and in Buddhists are 961.

Religion wise population 2011 - Akola

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 733,852 429,343 156,439 2,339 1,016 135,979 7,439 165 1,132
Male 376,443 220,886 79,956 1,141 524 69,358 3,862 91 625
Female 357,409 208,457 76,483 1,198 492 66,621 3,577 74 507

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 11.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.6% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 10.9%. General caste population has decreased by -0.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 132.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -8.9% and child population has decreased by -8.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Akola

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.7% -0.6% 132.3% -8.9% -8.7%
Male 10.9% -1.2% 131.2% -9.4% -7.6%
Female 12.6% 0.1% 133.5% -8.3% -9.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 949 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 946, in schedule caste is 964 and in schedule tribe is 944. There are 902 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Akola

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 13 9 12 -22
2011 949 946 964 944 902
2001 935 933 955 932 924

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Akola

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Bondarkhed 1400 Akola 959
Hingma Tamaswadi 1265 Shivani 951
Khobarkhed 1157 Malkapur 938
Mujare Mohamadpur 1109 Umri Pragane Balapur 935
Mustafapur 1083 Khadki Bk 931
Rajapur 1066 Umari Pr. Akola 916
Nawakheda 1065 Shivar 913
Gondapur 1065
Lonagra 1052
Sangavi Bk 1047

Literacy

Total about 5.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 3.1 lakh are male and about 2.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Akola is 90%. 94% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Akola

Total Male Female
Change 6.2% 3.5% 9.1%
2011 90.5% 94% 86.8%
2001 84.3% 90.5% 77.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Akola

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Shahanwajpur 100 Khadki Bk 94
Hingna 100 Umri Pragane Balapur 94
Nizampur 100 Shivar 93
Ukli 100 Malkapur 92
Jalalabad 98 Akola 92
Umerkhed 97 Umari Pr. Akola 91
Akoli Bk. 97 Shivani 88
Lakhonda Kh 97
Sukapur 97
Tamsi 96

Workers profile

Akola has 38% (about 2.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 20% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Akola

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.6% 34.9% 2.7% 62.4%
Male 54.2% 51.2% 3% 45.8%
Female 20.2% 17.7% 2.5% 79.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Akola

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Borgaon 54.2 Akola 23.4
Ghusar 29.1 Shivani 8.6
Agar 22.3 Malkapur 6.4
Mhaisang 20 Khadki Bk 4
Chikhalgaon 19.9 Umari Pr. Akola 3.3
Patur Nandapur 19.4 Umri Pragane Balapur 3.3
Yelwan 19.3 Shivar 3.2
Ugwa 16.9
Chandur 16.9
Sanglud Bk 16.4