Palghar Tahsil, with population of about 5.5 lakh is Thane district's the 6th most populous sub district, located in Thane district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 200 villages in the sub district, among them Satpati is the most populous village with population of about 17 thousand and Khatali is the least populous village with population of 92. Kelwa is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 38 km2 and Mangelwada is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 12 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Palghar Municipal Council; Boisar, Khaira, Pasthal, Katkar and Manor Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 5.5 lakh people, among them about 2.9 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.6 lakh (48%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 31% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Palghar tahsil is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.3 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 59% (about 3.2 lakh) live in Palghar Sub District rural part and 41% (about 2.3 lakh) population live in the Palghar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Palghar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 550,166 365,015 16,999 168,152 69,554
Male 288,514 196,326 8,764 83,424 35,520
Female 261,652 168,689 8,235 84,728 34,034

Most populated Villages and Cities in Palghar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Satpati 17032 Palghar 68930
Mahim 10343 Boisar 36151
Murabe 7469 Khaira 31699
Dandi 6540 Pasthal 18194
Kelwa 6421 Katkar 11398
Nawapur 4773 Manor 10421
Kelwa Road 4754 Salwad 10397
Shigaon 4642 Dandi 8942
Saphale 4396 Saravali 8710
Pam Tembhi 4150 Umbar Pada Nandade 7605

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 907 in Muslims are 887 and in Buddhists are 979

Religion wise population 2011 - Palghar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 550,166 498,560 33,279 2,730 783 7,190 4,422 212 2,990
Male 288,514 261,416 17,638 1,406 450 3,633 2,282 114 1,575
Female 261,652 237,144 15,641 1,324 333 3,557 2,140 98 1,415

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 21% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 23.1% which is 3.9% higher than male population growth rate of 19.2%. General caste population has increased by 20.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 52.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.5% and child population has increased by 4.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Palghar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21% 20.6% 52.5% 19.5% 4.2%
Male 19.2% 19.1% 48.8% 16.9% 2.7%
Female 23.1% 22.4% 56.7% 22.1% 5.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 907 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 859, in schedule caste is 940 and in schedule tribe is 1016. There are 958 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 29 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 28 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Palghar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 29 23 48 43 28
2011 907 859 940 1016 958
2001 878 836 892 973 930

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Palghar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Khatali 1359 Tarapur 1011
Dahisar T. Mahim 1305 Umbar Pada Nandade 966
Lalonde 1155 Manor 958
Datiware 1149 Shirgaon 928
Dahiwale 1138 Pasthal 888
Khaire 1125 Palghar 887
Chari Kh. 1125 Boisar 779
Bot 1122 Katkar 774
Popharan 1118 Dandi 741
Jansai 1107 Saravali 739

Literacy

Total about 3.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.2 lakh are male and about 1.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Palghar is 81%. 87% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Palghar

Total Male Female
Change 5.8% 3.8% 8.4%
2011 80.7% 87.1% 73.6%
2001 74.9% 83.3% 65.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Palghar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Vikaswadi 98 Pasthal 94
Salgaon 97 Saravali 93
Saravali 97 Tarapur 91
Alewadi 96 Boisar 88
Sawarai 95 Khaira 88
Khatali 94 Shirgaon 88
Kudan 94 Salwad 88
Umroli 94 Palghar 88
Rambag 93 Manor 86
Nandgaon T. Tarapur 93 Katkar 85

Workers profile

Palghar has 43% (about 2.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 26% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Palghar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.5% 34.9% 8.6% 56.5%
Male 59.2% 50.3% 8.9% 40.8%
Female 26.1% 17.9% 8.2% 73.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Palghar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kelwa 37.7 Palghar 64
Mahagaon 37.7 Boisar 8.9
Mahim 37.2 Saravali 8.5
Haranwali 37.2 Shirgaon 7.7
Wadrai 37.2 Tarapur 7.2
Jayshet 23.5 Manor 7.1
Datiware 21.2 Salwad 5.6
Shigaon 21.2 Pasthal 2.8
Khardi 17.6 Khaira 2.4
Wade 15.6 Katkar 2