Bhiwandi Tahsil, with population of about 11.4 lakh is Thane district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Thane district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 210 villages in the sub district, among them Ranjnoli is the most populous village with population of 5618 and Ashivali is the least populous village with population of 5. Paye is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 17 km2 and Lamaj is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 14 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation; Khoni, Kon, Kalher, Shelar and Karivali Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 11.4 lakh people, among them about 6.5 lakh (57%) are male and about 4.9 lakh (43%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhiwandi tahsil is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.3 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 8.6 lakh) live in Bhiwandi Sub District urban part and 24% (about 2.8 lakh) population live in the Bhiwandi Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhiwandi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,141,386 1,005,861 42,861 92,664 150,767
Male 653,758 582,252 23,861 47,645 77,875
Female 487,628 423,609 19,000 45,019 72,892

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bhiwandi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Ranjnoli 5618 Bhiwandi Nizampur 709665
Gove 4766 Khoni 26016
Angaon 4141 Kon 24295
Pimpalas 3935 Kalher 15573
Anjur 3807 Shelar 14899
Dive Anjur 3736 Karivali 12907
Saravali 3532 Katai 12898
Kawad Kh. 3491 Rahanal 10928
Kasheli 3432 Kambe 6642
Mankoli 3421 Padagha 6633

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 57% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 39% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 739 in Muslims are 737 and in Buddhists are 930

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhiwandi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,141,386 645,163 444,125 2,501 720 24,869 19,848 330 3,830
Male 653,758 370,941 255,698 1,390 406 12,887 10,134 172 2,130
Female 487,628 274,222 188,427 1,111 314 11,982 9,714 158 1,700

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 20.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 26.1% which is 9.1% higher than male population growth rate of 17%. General caste population has increased by 17.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 171.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 26.2% and child population has increased by 6.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhiwandi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20.7% 17.5% 171.7% 26.2% 6.5%
Male 17% 13.7% 159.2% 27.2% 6.8%
Female 26.1% 23% 189.2% 25.2% 6.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 746 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 728, in schedule caste is 796 and in schedule tribe is 945. There are 936 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 54 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 - Bhiwandi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 54 56 82 -15 -6
2011 746 728 796 945 936
2001 692 672 714 960 942

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhiwandi

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kandali Kh. 1246 Kharbav 996
Savaroli Tarf Dugad 1089 Borivali Tarf Rahur 973
Kushivali 1086 Padagha 949
Morani 1072 Mahapoli 911
Dahyale 1063 Kon 857
Ghotgaon 1053 Kalher 790
Gane 1051 Kambe 770
Mahalunge 1050 Rahanal 753
Chinchavali Tarf Sonale 1047 Purne 730
Alkhivali 1046 Bhiwandi Nizampur 709

Literacy

Total about 7.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 4.8 lakh are male and about 3.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhiwandi is 79%. 83% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhiwandi

Total Male Female
Change 4.4% 2.1% 8.5%
2011 79.3% 83.1% 74%
2001 74.9% 81% 65.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhiwandi

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Aatkoli 96 Kalher 90
Khativali 95 Kon 89
Muthaval 94 Padagha 89
Savaroli Tarf Rahur 94 Borivali Tarf Rahur 86
Asnoli Tarf Dugad 94 Kharbav 84
Lamaj 92 Rahanal 84
Val 92 Purne 81
Pimpalghar 91 Mahapoli 81
Supegaon 91 Shelar 80
Pahare 90 Bhiwandi Nizampur 79

Workers profile

Bhiwandi has 42% (about 4.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 15% female population are working population. 57% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhiwandi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.8% 37.2% 4.7% 58.2%
Male 61.7% 56.6% 5.1% 38.3%
Female 15.2% 11.1% 4% 84.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhiwandi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Paye 16.9 Bhiwandi Nizampur 26.4
Khadaki Kh. 16 Kharbav 6.6
Kuhe 13.7 Kon 5.6
Lakhivali 12.5 Kambe 5.5
Usgaon 12.2 Shelar 5.3
Lonad 11.6 Kalher 5.2
Paygaon 9.9 Rahanal 3.6
Ghotgaon 9.6 Katai 3.6
Depoli 9.4 Karivali 3.3
Newade 8.2 Padagha 3.1