Tirthahalli Taluka, with population of about 1.4 lakh is Shimoga district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Shimoga district of the state Karnataka in India. There are 245 villages in the sub district, among them Konandur is the most populous village with population of 3973 and Yadehallipal is the least populous village with population of 13. Talluru is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 44 km2 and Umblebailu is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Tirthahalli Town Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.4 lakh people, among them about 70 thousand (49%) are male and about 72 thousand (51%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tirthahalli taluka is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 35 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 1.3 lakh) live in Tirthahalli Sub District rural part and 10% (about 15 thousand) population live in the Tirthahalli Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tirthahalli

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 142,006 125,206 14,091 2,709 11,870
Male 69,882 61,761 6,808 1,313 6,106
Female 72,124 63,445 7,283 1,396 5,764

Most populated Villages and Cities in Tirthahalli

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Konandur 3973 Tirthahalli 14528
Surali Bale Bailu 2636
Melinakuruvalli 2554
Megaravalli 2539
Mulubagilu 2331
Buklapura (Rural) 1970
Kesalur 1843
Lingapura 1660
Talluru 1652
Muniyur 1414

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1031 in Muslims are 1039.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tirthahalli

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 142,006 130,298 9,792 1,763 22 14 39 0 78
Male 69,882 64,153 4,802 854 11 7 21 0 34
Female 72,124 66,145 4,990 909 11 7 18 0 44

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -0.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -0.5% which is 0.7% higher than male population growth rate of -1.2%. General caste population has decreased by -1.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 2.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.5% and child population has decreased by -27.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tirthahalli

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -0.8% -1.5% 2.3% 16.5% -27.1%
Male -1.2% -1.5% -0.9% 13.8% -26%
Female -0.5% -1.5% 5.4% 19.1% -28.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1032 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1027, in schedule caste is 1070 and in schedule tribe is 1063. 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 31 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Tirthahalli

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 0 63 47 -31
2011 1032 1027 1070 1063 944
2001 1025 1027 1007 1016 975

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Tirthahalli

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Yadehallipal 2250 Tirthahalli 1048
Karekoppa 1429
Guruvalli 1338
Hosakoppa 1314
Talale 1278
Bhandya 1240
Kuchhalu 1240
Bintala 1225
Kolige 1213
Biluve 1204

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 57 thousand are male and about 51 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tirthahalli is 83%. 89% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tirthahalli

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.3% 6.7%
2011 83.1% 88.8% 77.5%
2001 78% 85.5% 70.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Tirthahalli

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Thotadakoppa 100 Tirthahalli 92
Yadehallipal 100
Ingladi 95
Halesara 94
Adinasara 93
Kolagi 93
Kolige 92
Agalabagilu 92
Kadegadde 91
Katagaru 91

Workers profile

Tirthahalli has 50% (about 71 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 65% male and 35% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tirthahalli

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.9% 41.7% 8.2% 50.1%
Male 64.8% 58.9% 6% 35.2%
Female 35.4% 25% 10.3% 64.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Tirthahalli

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Talluru 44.4 Tirthahalli 6.7
Balehalli 34.3
Hosuru 30.2
Shankarapura 16
Shuntihaklu 15.1
Lingapura 10.9
Muniyur 10.9
Kolagi 10.8
Mulubagilu 10.8
Kesalur 10.7