Wardha Tahsil, with population of about 3.6 lakh is Wardha district's the most populous sub district, located in Wardha district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 107 villages in the sub district, among them Salod (Hirapur) is the most populous village with population of 8154 and Taharpur is the least populous village with population of 1. Waifad is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 19 km2 and Dattapur is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 8 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Wardha Municipal Council; Pipri, Sindi Turf Hindnagar, Borgaon (Meghe), Sawangi (Meghe) and Nalwadi Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.6 lakh people, among them about 1.8 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (49%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Wardha tahsil is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 84 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 59% (about 2.1 lakh) live in Wardha Sub District urban part and 41% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Wardha Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Wardha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 357,476 269,467 58,326 29,683 34,557
Male 182,373 137,797 29,433 15,143 18,162
Female 175,103 131,670 28,893 14,540 16,395

Most populated Villages and Cities in Wardha

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Salod (Hirapur) 8154 Wardha 106444
Waigaon 7916 Pipri 23661
Pavnar 7752 Sindi Turf Hindnagar 20956
Sevagram 6679 Borgaon (Meghe) 19759
Anji 6193 Sawangi (Meghe) 14394
Alodi 5588 Nalwadi 12119
Barbadi 4898 Masala 8883
Talegaon 4396 Warud 6386
Waifad 3961
Umari 3469

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 16% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 4% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 954 in Buddhists are 981 and in Muslims are 958

Religion wise population 2011 - Wardha

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 357,476 279,956 15,994 1,552 478 55,632 2,649 715 500
Male 182,373 143,261 8,170 694 236 28,083 1,326 347 256
Female 175,103 136,695 7,824 858 242 27,549 1,323 368 244

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 15.4% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of 12.1%. General caste population has increased by 9.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 46%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 6% and child population has decreased by -12.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Wardha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.7% 9.3% 46% 6% -12.3%
Male 12.1% 8% 43.4% 3.9% -11.6%
Female 15.4% 10.7% 48.8% 8.3% -13.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 960 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 956, in schedule caste is 982 and in schedule tribe is 960. There are 903 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 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Wardha

Total General SC ST Child
Change 27 24 36 38 -16
2011 960 956 982 960 903
2001 933 932 946 922 919

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Wardha

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Raghunathpur 1286 Sawangi (Meghe) 1070
Bhiwapur 1250 Nalwadi 984
Dattapur 1188 Wardha 982
Asala 1111 Warud 965
Sevagram 1078 Masala 959
Jamtha 1072 Pipri 939
Sakhara 1067 Sindi Turf Hindnagar 936
Dhotra 1056 Borgaon (Meghe) 930
Pavni 1024
Chaka 1006

Literacy

Total about 2.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.5 lakh are male and about 1.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Wardha is 90%. 94% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Wardha

Total Male Female
Change 6.7% 4.8% 9.0%
2011 90.1% 94% 86.2%
2001 83.4% 89.2% 77.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Wardha

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Taharpur 100 Nalwadi 94
Amla 94 Sindi Turf Hindnagar 94
Ashrafpur 94 Warud 94
Alodi 94 Pipri 94
Chunala 93 Wardha 94
Nandora 92 Masala 93
Sevagram 91 Borgaon (Meghe) 93
Balapur 91 Sawangi (Meghe) 93
Sirpur 91
Barbadi 90

Workers profile

Wardha has 41% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 25% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Wardha

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.8% 36.5% 4.3% 59.2%
Male 55.7% 51.5% 4.3% 44.3%
Female 25.3% 20.9% 4.3% 74.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Wardha

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Waifad 19.2 Wardha 11.8
Mandawa 18.8 Pipri 10.9
Talegaon 15.7 Sawangi (Meghe) 9.6
Pavnar 15.4 Warud 7.4
Lonsawali 15.2 Sindi Turf Hindnagar 7
Umari 14.5 Borgaon (Meghe) 4.6
Waigaon 13.6 Masala 4.2
Salod (Hirapur) 13.3 Nalwadi 2.9
Taroda 13.2
Padhegaon 12.9