Chikodi Taluka, with population of about 6.3 lakh is Belgaum district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Belgaum district of the state Karnataka in India. There are 132 villages in the sub district, among them Boragaon is the most populous village with population of about 16 thousand and Sadalaga (Rural) is the least populous village with population of 43. Kerur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 39 km2 and Gajabarwadi is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Nipani City Municipal Council; Chikodi Town Municipal Council; and Sadalgi Town Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.3 lakh people, among them about 3.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 3.1 lakh (49%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chikodi taluka is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.3 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 80% (about 5 lakh) live in Chikodi Sub District rural part and 20% (about 1.2 lakh) population live in the Chikodi Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chikodi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 628,800 519,340 102,135 7,325 74,296
Male 319,797 264,732 51,371 3,694 39,066
Female 309,003 254,608 50,764 3,631 35,230

Most populated Villages and Cities in Chikodi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Boragaon 16010 Nipani 62865
Examba 15224 Chikodi 38307
Kerur 14758 Sadalgi 23790
Khadaklat 12155
Hirekudi 11946
Bedkihal 11355
Ankali 11261
Koganoli 11059
Kabbur 10949
Bhoj 10524

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 7% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 966 in Muslims are 984 and in Jains are 946.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chikodi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 628,800 525,275 55,399 647 260 285 45,987 3 944
Male 319,797 267,194 27,916 327 116 143 23,634 1 466
Female 309,003 258,081 27,483 320 144 142 22,353 2 478

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 11.7% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 9.9%. General caste population has increased by 9.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 45.2% and child population has decreased by -3.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chikodi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.8% 9.4% 16.2% 45.2% -3.1%
Male 9.9% 8.7% 14.5% 45.8% -4.2%
Female 11.7% 10.2% 17.9% 44.7% -1.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 966 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 988 and in schedule tribe is 983. There are 902 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 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chikodi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 13 28 -8 22
2011 966 962 988 983 902
2001 951 949 960 991 880

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Chikodi

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tavadi 1139 Nipani 1006
Gondikuppi 1124 Chikodi 989
Peerawadi 1028 Sadalgi 988
Sankanwadi 1022
Bennihalli 1019
Shiradwad 1018
Janwad 1014
Nippani (Rural) 1014
Bhatnaganur 1014
Shivapurawadi 1013

Literacy

Total about 4.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.4 lakh are male and about 1.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chikodi is 76%. 85% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chikodi

Total Male Female
Change 7.8% 4.9% 10.9%
2011 76.1% 84.9% 67%
2001 68.3% 80% 56.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Chikodi

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pangire (A) 87 Nipani 86
Kuppanawadi 86 Chikodi 85
Yadyanawadi 86 Sadalgi 79
Budihal 85
Hosa Yedur 85
Chandur - Tek 85
Mangur 84
Manakapur 84
Malikwad 83
Kasanal 83

Workers profile

Chikodi has 49% (about 3.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 38% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chikodi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.1% 39% 10.1% 50.9%
Male 60% 53.9% 6.2% 40%
Female 37.8% 23.6% 14.2% 62.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chikodi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kerur 39.2 Nipani 20.2
Hirekudi 35.1 Chikodi 18.5
Examba 34.7 Sadalgi 14.7
Kabbur 34.4
Boragaon 34
Nej 30.5
Umrani 24.2
Karoshi 24.1
Nagaramunnoli 22.7
Khadaklat 22.5