Gokak Taluka, with population of about 6.1 lakh is Belgaum district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Belgaum district of the state Karnataka in India. There are 131 villages in the sub district, among them Naganur is the most populous village with population of about 16 thousand and Gaddiholi is the least populous village with population of 251. Yadwad is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 88 km2 and Konnur (Rural) is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Gokak City Municipal Council; Mudalgi Town Municipal Council; Konnur Town Panchayat; and Gokak Falls Notified Area Council.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.1 lakh people, among them about 3.1 lakh (50%) are male and about 3 lakh (50%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gokak taluka is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 78% (about 4.8 lakh) live in Gokak Sub District rural part and 22% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Gokak Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gokak

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 612,163 486,177 65,948 60,038 93,450
Male 307,626 245,080 32,684 29,862 48,066
Female 304,537 241,097 33,264 30,176 45,384

Most populated Villages and Cities in Gokak

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Naganur 16195 Gokak 79121
Mallapur (P.G.) 16062 Mudalgi 29128
Kallolli 15080 Konnur 19386
Shindikurbet 12243 Gokak Falls 8080
Arabhavi 12065
Koujalgi 11472
Dhupadal 10762
Yadwad 9991
Hallur 9972
Tukkanatti 9351

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 990 in Muslims are 985 and in Jains are 965.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gokak

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 612,163 534,159 65,364 1,170 199 68 9,374 15 1,814
Male 307,626 268,378 32,936 501 115 34 4,771 7 884
Female 304,537 265,781 32,428 669 84 34 4,603 8 930

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17.4% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 15.4%. General caste population has increased by 13.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 35.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 18% and child population has increased by 9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gokak

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.4% 13.9% 35.9% 18% 9%
Male 15.4% 13.1% 34.8% 16.6% 8.1%
Female 17.4% 14.9% 37% 19.4% 10%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 990 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 984, in schedule caste is 1018 and in schedule tribe is 1011. There are 944 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gokak

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 16 16 25 16
2011 990 984 1018 1011 944
2001 973 968 1002 986 928

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Gokak

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kalliguddi 1139 Konnur 1007
Mallapur. S.A. 1102 Gokak Falls 1007
Urabinahatti 1088 Gokak 997
Budihal 1082 Mudalgi 982
Hale Yaragudri 1079
Yaddalgudd 1078
Bagarnal 1072
Iranattti 1068
Dhupadal 1059
Yaragudri 1059

Literacy

Total about 3.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gokak is 68%. 78% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gokak

Total Male Female
Change 11.8% 9.0% 14.8%
2011 67.5% 77.7% 57.3%
2001 55.7% 68.7% 42.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Gokak

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ginimar Hosur 85 Gokak Falls 85
Dum Urabinahatti 80 Gokak 82
Dhupadal 80 Konnur 76
Ankalgi 79 Mudalgi 68
Urabinahatti 77
Konnur (Rural) 77
Budihal 76
Kamankatti 75
Akkatangerahal 73
Mallapur (P.G.) 73

Workers profile

Gokak has 44% (about 2.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 35% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gokak

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.1% 37.3% 6.8% 55.9%
Male 53.6% 49.1% 4.5% 46.4%
Female 34.5% 25.3% 9.2% 65.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gokak

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Yadwad 88.2 Konnur 33.4
Koujalgi 58.4 Gokak 18.8
Gokak (Rural) 40.8 Mudalgi 11.5
Kuligod 37.6 Gokak Falls 3.9
Naganur 31.2
Mamadapur 29.8
Tavag 28
Khanagaon 27.8
Kolavi 27.4
Herenandi 26