Rajapur Tahsil, with population of about 1.7 lakh is Ratnagiri district's the 4th least populous sub district, located in Ratnagiri district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 236 villages in the sub district, among them Sakhari Nate is the most populous village with population of 4012 and Tivarambi is the least populous village with population of 13. Solgaon is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 21 km2 and Bag Kazi Husen is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Rajapur Municipal Council.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.7 lakh people, among them about 76 thousand (46%) are male and about 90 thousand (54%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajapur tahsil is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 42 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 1.6 lakh) live in Rajapur Sub District rural part and 6% (9753) population live in the Rajapur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 165,882 160,258 5,179 445 15,590
Male 75,994 73,380 2,366 248 7,998
Female 89,888 86,878 2,813 197 7,592

Most populated Villages and Cities in Rajapur

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Sakhari Nate 4012 Rajapur 9753
Nate 2592
Talvade 2523
Pachal 2505
Solgaon 2024
Kasheli 1907
Katali 1883
Ansure 1868
Dhopeshwar 1693
Juvathi 1650

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1189 in Muslims are 1124 and in Buddhists are 1239.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 165,882 141,925 17,016 66 21 6,498 275 5 76
Male 75,994 64,848 8,011 32 9 2,902 145 3 44
Female 89,888 77,077 9,005 34 12 3,596 130 2 32

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -10.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -11.2% which is -2.2% lower than male population growth rate of -9%. General caste population has decreased by -12.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 164.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 48.3% and child population has decreased by -39.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -10.2% -12.1% 164.8% 48.3% -39.2%
Male -9% -10.9% 143.4% 53.1% -38.7%
Female -11.2% -13.2% 185.9% 42.8% -39.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1183 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1184, in schedule caste is 1189 and in schedule tribe is 794. There are 949 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 29 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -29 -32 177 -58 -15
2011 1183 1184 1189 794 949
2001 1212 1216 1012 852 964

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Rajapur

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pokalewadi 1946 Rajapur 1015
Musalmanwadi (paratavali) 1901
Bharade 1806
Burbewadi 1797
Khalchiwadi 1720
Chavhanwadi 1717
Bhabalewadi 1671
Kond Dasur 1655
Sogamwadi 1623
Kondsar Kh. 1620

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 61 thousand are male and about 58 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajapur is 79%. 90% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajapur

Total Male Female
Change 9.1% 7.5% 10.2%
2011 78.9% 89.7% 70.1%
2001 69.8% 82.2% 59.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Rajapur

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bag Abdul Kadir 98 Rajapur 93
Avali Chiwadi 97
Chavhatawadi 96
Yashavantgad 94
Jambhari(sagave) 94
Ingalwadi 93
Jaitapur 92
Bajarwadi 92
Ganganwadi 92
Bag Kazi Husen 92

Workers profile

Rajapur has 49% (about 81 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 44% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48.7% 32.8% 15.9% 51.3%
Male 54.2% 41.7% 12.5% 45.8%
Female 44.1% 25.2% 18.9% 55.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rajapur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Solgaon 21.2 Rajapur 6.2
Talvade 20
Karak 19.9
Kumbhavade 18.3
Nate 16.9
Kajirda 16.5
Nanar 15.9
Vilye 15.4
Tamhane 14.9
Juvathi 14