Karwar Taluka, with population of about 1.6 lakh is Uttara Kannada district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Uttara Kannada district of the state Karnataka in India. There are 50 villages in the sub district, among them Majali is the most populous village with population of 7665 and Maigini is the least populous village with population of 70. Devakar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 41 km2 and Angadi is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Karwar City Municipal Council and Out Growth; Karwar City Municipal Council; and Kadwad Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.6 lakh people, among them about 78 thousand (50%) are male and about 77 thousand (50%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Karwar taluka is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 40 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 53% (about 82 thousand) live in Karwar Sub District urban part and 47% (about 74 thousand) population live in the Karwar Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Karwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 155,213 146,812 7,232 1,169 14,578
Male 78,248 73,947 3,660 641 7,460
Female 76,965 72,865 3,572 528 7,118

Most populated Villages and Cities in Karwar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Majali 7665 Karwar 77139
Amadalli 7158 Karwar 63755
Virje 7058 Kadwad 4403
Arga 4861
Shirwad 4169
Chendiye 3336
Kadra 3250
Todur 3140
Kinnar 3082
Mudgeri 2498

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 977 in Muslims are 1034 and in Christians are 1046.

Religion wise population 2011 - Karwar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 155,213 136,530 11,082 7,269 112 18 61 22 119
Male 78,248 69,067 5,448 3,552 71 12 29 11 58
Female 76,965 67,463 5,634 3,717 41 6 32 11 61

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 5.8% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 4.1%. General caste population has increased by 6.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -70.5% and child population has decreased by -7.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Karwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5% 6.3% 25.4% -70.5% -7.8%
Male 4.1% 5.3% 22.4% -66.5% -8.6%
Female 5.8% 7.3% 28.8% -74.2% -7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 984 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 985, in schedule caste is 976 and in schedule tribe is 824. There are 954 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 16 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 - Karwar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 18 49 -246 16
2011 984 985 976 824 954
2001 968 967 927 1070 938

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Karwar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Maigini 1258 Kadwad 1015
Angadi 1208 Karwar 989
Kadiye 1196 Karwar 980
Madhewada 1184
Nagekove 1161
Wailwada 1158
Katar 1138
Kolage 1128
Naitisavar 1126
Mudgeri 1124

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 67 thousand are male and about 59 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Karwar is 90%. 95% of male and 85% 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 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Karwar

Total Male Female
Change 5.9% 3.4% 8.5%
2011 89.9% 94.9% 84.8%
2001 84% 91.5% 76.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Karwar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Angadi 96 Karwar 93
Sawantwada 96 Karwar 93
Arga 96 Kadwad 85
Virje 93
Belur 93
Hankonjoog 93
Ghadasai 92
Mudgeri 92
Naitisavar 91
Kerwadi \I\ 91

Workers profile

Karwar has 37% (about 58 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 17% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Karwar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.4% 28.9% 8.5% 62.6%
Male 57.4% 45.9% 11.5% 42.6%
Female 17% 11.6% 5.4% 83%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Karwar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Devakar 40.7 Karwar 37
Kaiga 40.6 Karwar 37
Nagekove 39.5 Kadwad 10.2
Kadra 38.9
Gotegali 36.5
Balemane 35
Bhaire 26.9
Shirve 25.9
Lande 23.8
Amadalli 23.2