Dapoli Tahsil, with population of about 1.8 lakh is Ratnagiri district's the 5th least populous sub district, located in Ratnagiri district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 172 villages in the sub district, among them Harnai is the most populous village with population of 7274 and Turavade is the least populous village with population of 37. Kudavale is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 16 km2 and Oni is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Dapoli Camp Nagar Panchayat; Dabhol, Jalgaon and Gimhavane Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 83 thousand (46%) are male and about 96 thousand (54%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dapoli tahsil is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 45 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 1.4 lakh) live in Dapoli Sub District rural part and 19% (about 34 thousand) population live in the Dapoli Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dapoli

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 178,340 164,548 4,692 9,100 17,019
Male 82,817 76,029 2,312 4,476 8,827
Female 95,523 88,519 2,380 4,624 8,192

Most populated Villages and Cities in Dapoli

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Harnai 7274 Dapoli Camp 15713
Pandhari 5780 Dabhol 7038
Burondi 3966 Jalgaon 6480
Kelashi 3145 Gimhavane 5025
Palgad 2959
Asud 2450
Tetavali 2008
Wakavali 2001
Kherdi 1871
Ade 1718

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 15% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1165 in Muslims are 1121 and in Buddhists are 1107.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dapoli

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 178,340 139,699 27,408 230 16 10,386 352 15 234
Male 82,817 64,540 12,920 113 7 4,929 194 8 106
Female 95,523 75,159 14,488 117 9 5,457 158 7 128

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -7.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -9.3% which is -3.3% lower than male population growth rate of -6%. General caste population has decreased by -8.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -14.6% and child population has decreased by -37.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dapoli

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -7.8% -8.1% 24.3% -14.6% -37.7%
Male -6% -6.1% 23.6% -14.3% -37%
Female -9.3% -9.7% 24.9% -14.8% -38.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1153 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1164, in schedule caste is 1029 and in schedule tribe is 1033. There are 928 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 decreased by 43 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 20 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dapoli

Total General SC ST Child
Change -43 -46 10 -6 -20
2011 1153 1164 1029 1033 928
2001 1196 1210 1019 1039 948

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Dapoli

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Borivali 2488 Dapoli Camp 1022
Shivajinagar 2118 Gimhavane 1009
Malvi 2096 Dabhol 1002
Waghivane 2000 Jalgaon 921
Satamba 1981
Olgaon 1964
Rawtoli 1914
Aghari 1896
Kinhal 1874
Shital Nagar 1787

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 67 thousand are male and about 64 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dapoli is 81%. 90% 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 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dapoli

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 4.6% 8.1%
2011 81.4% 90.4% 73.7%
2001 74.6% 85.8% 65.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Dapoli

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhati 96 Jalgaon 95
Sahilnagar 96 Gimhavane 93
Umbarghar 96 Dapoli Camp 93
Juikar Mohalla 94 Dabhol 88
Brahmanwadi 93
Saldure 93
Shivajinagar 93
Murud 91
Dr.iqubalnagar 91
Wakavali 90

Workers profile

Dapoli has 41% (about 73 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 31% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dapoli

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.7% 32.4% 8.2% 59.3%
Male 51.6% 43.7% 7.9% 48.4%
Female 31.2% 22.7% 8.5% 68.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dapoli

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kudavale 15.7 Dabhol 9
Palgad 15.3 Gimhavane 8.1
Kolbandre 13.7 Jalgaon 4.6
Kherdi 12.6 Dapoli Camp 4.5
Kangavai 12.5
Vanoshi Tarf Panchanadi 12
Sakurde 11
Tadil 11
Agarvayangani 9.7
Karanjani 9.4