Shahapur Tahsil, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Thane district's the 7th least populous sub district, located in Thane district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 221 villages in the sub district, among them Cherpoli is the most populous village with population of 6193 and Ambivali (So) is the least populous village with population of 7. Tanasa is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 96 km2 and Vittalgaon is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 6 census towns in the sub district, those are - Vashind, Kasara Bk., Asangaon, Shahapur and Khardi Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (49%) are female. 59% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 36% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shahapur tahsil is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 65 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 77% (about 2.4 lakh) live in Shahapur Sub District rural part and 23% (about 71 thousand) population live in the Shahapur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shahapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 314,103 183,892 18,028 112,183 41,172
Male 160,466 94,654 9,218 56,594 21,169
Female 153,637 89,238 8,810 55,589 20,003

Most populated Villages and Cities in Shahapur

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Cherpoli 6193 Vashind 20561
Shirol 5870 Kasara Bk. 15611
Vafe 3760 Asangaon 13104
Kalambhe 3707 Shahapur 11623
Ajnup 3596 Khardi 5579
Kinhavali 3548 Gotheghar 4232
Birwadi 3415
Sapagaon 3160
Nadgaon (Lonad) 3075
Asnoli 3068

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 4% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 958 in Buddhists are 996 and in Muslims are 892.

Religion wise population 2011 - Shahapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 314,103 291,474 8,289 501 222 12,382 629 43 563
Male 160,466 148,898 4,380 251 132 6,203 309 26 267
Female 153,637 142,576 3,909 250 90 6,179 320 17 296

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 14.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 15.7% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 14.2%. General caste population has increased by 6.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 60.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 24.7% and child population has decreased by -6.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shahapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.9% 6.9% 60.8% 24.7% -6.3%
Male 14.2% 6.1% 60% 24.2% -5.4%
Female 15.7% 7.7% 61.7% 25.2% -7.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 957 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 943, in schedule caste is 956 and in schedule tribe is 982. There are 945 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shahapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 14 10 8 -18
2011 957 943 956 982 945
2001 945 929 946 974 963

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Shahapur

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Belwali 1667 Kasara Bk. 977
Ambivali (So) 1333 Shahapur 960
Tembhare 1176 Khardi 927
Bhinar 1151 Gotheghar 918
Valmiknagar 1135 Vashind 908
Vashala Kh 1124 Asangaon 861
Bhavse 1115
Ratandhale 1115
Karade 1109
Kalambhe 1105

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 90 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shahapur is 76%. 84% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shahapur

Total Male Female
Change 6.6% 3.7% 10.0%
2011 75.9% 84.4% 67.2%
2001 69.3% 80.7% 57.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Shahapur

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Hinglud 97 Shahapur 90
Lingayate 94 Vashind 90
Taharpur 93 Asangaon 88
Kalambhe 92 Gotheghar 86
Borsheti Bk. 91 Khardi 80
Pimpalpada 91 Kasara Bk. 80
Kinhavali 90
Cherpoli 90
Vafe 89
Jambhe 88

Workers profile

Shahapur has 44% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 34% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shahapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.2% 32% 12.2% 55.8%
Male 54.2% 43.7% 10.5% 45.8%
Female 33.7% 19.7% 14% 66.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Shahapur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tanasa 95.9 Kasara Bk. 15.5
Shirol 38.1 Khardi 7.6
Mokhavane 32.9 Asangaon 7.2
Dehene 32.6 Shahapur 6.4
Kasara Kh. 26.3 Vashind 4
Kharade 23.4 Gotheghar 0.8
Kothare 22.5
Sakadbav 20.3
Dapur 19
Vashala Bk 18.8