Mahagaon Village, with population of 1091 is Palghar sub district's the 91st least populous village, located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Mahagaon village is 38 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 29 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Palghar and distance from Mahagaon village to Palghar is 16 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Mahagaon village is 401501. Palghar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 16 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 140 km away. 5.27 square kilometer (14%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to 1091 people, among them 552 (51%) are male and 539 (49%) are female. 12% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 88% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahagaon village is 13%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 237 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mahagaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,091 126 5 960 146
Male 552 64 1 487 80
Female 539 62 4 473 66

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -32.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1627. Female population growth rate of the village is -34.7% which is -3.5% lower than male population growth rate of -31.2%. General caste population has decreased by -35.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -32.9% and child population has decreased by -53.4% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mahagaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -32.9% -35.7% 0% -32.9% -53.4%
Male -31.2% -37.9% 0% -30.3% -50.3%
Female -34.7% -33.3% 0% -35.4% -56.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 976 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 969, in schedule caste is 4000 and in schedule tribe is 971. There are 825 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 53 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 119 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mahagaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change -53 66 4000 -76 -119
2011 976 969 4000 971 825
2001 1029 903 0 1047 944

Literacy

Total 609 people in the village are literate, among them 356 are male and 253 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahagaon is 64%. 75% of male and 53% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mahagaon

Total Male Female
Change 13.7% 8.6% 18.1%
2011 64.4% 75.4% 53.5%
2001 50.7% 66.8% 35.4%

Workers profile

Mahagaon has 49% (536) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 41% female population are working population. 33% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 25% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 29% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mahagaon

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.1% 22.4% 26.8% 50.9%
Male 57.2% 32.6% 24.6% 42.8%
Female 40.8% 11.9% 28.9% 59.2%