Murbad Tahsil, with population of about 1.9 lakh is Thane district's the 6th least populous sub district, located in Thane district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 206 villages in the sub district, among them Mal is the most populous village with population of 3123 and Gorakhgad is the least populous village with population of 1. Walhivale is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 32 km2 and Paronde is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Murbad Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.9 lakh people, among them about 97 thousand (51%) are male and about 93 thousand (49%) are female. 69% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 25% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Murbad tahsil is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 41 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Murbad Sub District rural part and 10% (about 19 thousand) population live in the Murbad Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Murbad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 190,652 132,312 10,997 47,343 22,938
Male 97,228 68,010 5,556 23,662 11,784
Female 93,424 64,302 5,441 23,681 11,154

Most populated Villages and Cities in Murbad

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Mal 3123 Murbad 18725
Dhasai 3053
Deogaon 2645
Kudavali 2189
Saralgaon 2057
Masale 2033
Shivale 1952
Shiravali 1891
Dongar Nhave 1827
Korawale 1793

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 5% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 962 in Buddhists are 985 and in Muslims are 952.

Religion wise population 2011 - Murbad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 190,652 175,957 4,219 170 43 9,366 325 7 565
Male 97,228 89,673 2,161 87 23 4,719 170 5 390
Female 93,424 86,284 2,058 83 20 4,647 155 2 175

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.4% which is 0.9% higher than male population growth rate of 11.5%. General caste population has increased by 6.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 47.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.9% and child population has decreased by -9.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Murbad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12% 6.4% 47.9% 22.9% -9.3%
Male 11.5% 6.5% 47.8% 21.3% -7.8%
Female 12.4% 6.4% 48% 24.6% -10.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 961 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 945, in schedule caste is 979 and in schedule tribe is 1001. There are 947 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 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Murbad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 -1 1 27 -32
2011 961 945 979 1001 947
2001 953 946 978 974 979

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Murbad

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Deoghar 1283 Murbad 875
Thitabi Tarf Vaishakhare 1188
Dighephal 1143
Kharshet Umbroli 1127
Patgaon 1114
Pasheni 1109
Dehanoli 1105
Kudshet 1102
Mandus 1101
Chandrapur 1099

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 74 thousand are male and about 54 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Murbad is 76%. 86% of male and 66% 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 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Murbad

Total Male Female
Change 7.0% 3.5% 10.8%
2011 76.2% 86.2% 65.8%
2001 69.2% 82.7% 55%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Murbad

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mangaon 96 Murbad 89
Vidhyanagar 94
Ambe Tembhe 90
Jadai 90
Saralgaon 89
Boriwali 88
Mohap 87
Tondali 87
Talekhal 87
Nandeni 86

Workers profile

Murbad has 49% (about 93 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 39% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Murbad

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48.7% 38% 10.7% 51.3%
Male 58% 49.4% 8.6% 42%
Female 39% 26.2% 12.8% 61%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Murbad

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Walhivale 32 Murbad 8.3
Merdi 28.2
Palu 20.7
Talegaon 18.1
Sonavale 16.7
Mal 16.1
Singapur 15.1
Pawale 14.3
Dongar Nhave 14.2
Thitabi Tarf Vaishakhare 13.1