Davanagere Taluka, with population of about 6.8 lakh is Davanagere district's the most populous sub district, located in Davanagere district of the state Karnataka in India. There are 154 villages in the sub district, among them Bethuru is the most populous village with population of 6675 and Panchenahalli is the least populous village with population of 8. Anaji is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 19 km2 and Kuntapalanahalli is the smallest with 1 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.8 lakh people, among them about 3.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 3.4 lakh (49%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Davanagere taluka is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.5 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 64% (about 4.3 lakh) live in Davanagere Sub District urban part and 36% (about 2.5 lakh) population live in the Davanagere Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Davanagere

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 681,979 505,717 113,499 62,763 74,076
Male 344,759 256,201 57,180 31,378 37,887
Female 337,220 249,516 56,319 31,385 36,189

Most populated Villages and Cities in Davanagere

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bethuru 6675 Davanagere 434971
Doddabathi 6593
Likikere 5935
Mayakonda 5630
Hadadi 5412
Belavanur 4621
Kakkaragolla 4604
Kandagal 4512
Syagale 4428
Tholahunse 4296

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 18% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 976 in Muslims are 981.

Religion wise population 2011 - Davanagere

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 681,979 549,980 119,555 3,611 166 89 4,682 825 3,071
Male 344,759 278,280 60,339 1,774 96 38 2,369 400 1,463
Female 337,220 271,700 59,216 1,837 70 51 2,313 425 1,608

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 15.1% which is 3.8% higher than male population growth rate of 11.3%. General caste population has increased by 11.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.6% and child population has decreased by -5.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Davanagere

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.2% 11.9% 19.8% 12.6% -5.1%
Male 11.3% 10% 18.2% 10.6% -5.9%
Female 15.1% 13.9% 21.5% 14.7% -4.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 978 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 974, in schedule caste is 985 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 955 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 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Davanagere

Total General SC ST Child
Change 32 33 26 35 15
2011 978 974 985 1000 955
2001 946 941 959 965 940

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Davanagere

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Panchenahalli 1667 Davanagere 979
Katihalli 1134
Rangavvanahalli 1123
Bullapura 1115
Ramapura 1114
Pamenahalli 1082
Kalapanahalli 1067
Ramagondanahalli 1065
Jadaganahalli 1057
Kaidale 1055

Literacy

Total about 4.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.6 lakh are male and about 2.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Davanagere is 81%. 86% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Davanagere

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 5.2% 9.6%
2011 81% 86.3% 75.7%
2001 73.8% 81.1% 66.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Davanagere

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Panchenahalli 100 Davanagere 85
Basavanahatti 100
Chikkavvanagathihalli 98
Madakeripura 98
Vaderahalli 95
Rangavvanahalli 95
Hulapanakatte 94
Neelanahalli 93
Mandaluru 92
Huvinamadu 90

Workers profile

Davanagere has 41% (about 2.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 23% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Davanagere

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.7% 33.6% 7.1% 59.3%
Male 57.8% 49.8% 8% 42.2%
Female 23.2% 17.1% 6.1% 76.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Davanagere

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Anaji 18.8 Davanagere 77.1
Neerthadi 18.4
Bethuru 17
Likikere 16.1
Syagale 15.5
Kodaganur 14.8
Anagodu 14.7
Hadadi 14.5
Kandagal 14.2
Alur 14.1