Mahim Village, with population of about 10 thousand is Palghar sub district's the 2nd most populous village, located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Mahim village is 37 km2 and it is the 5th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 278 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Palghar and distance from Mahim village to Palghar is 10 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Mahim village is 401402. Palghar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 10 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 65 km away. 0.13 square kilometer (0%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to about 10 thousand people, among them 5086 (49%) are male and 5257 (51%) are female. 58% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 39% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahim village is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 2462 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mahim

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,343 6,046 283 4,014 1,082
Male 5,086 3,010 142 1,934 547
Female 5,257 3,036 141 2,080 535

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 7.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9647. Female population growth rate of the village is 10.6% which is 6.6% higher than male population growth rate of 4%. General caste population has decreased by -2.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 119.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 21.7% and child population has decreased by -15.6% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mahim

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.2% -2.8% 119.4% 21.7% -15.6%
Male 4% -5.8% 118.5% 18.4% -20.6%
Female 10.6% 0.3% 120.3% 24.9% -9.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1034 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1009, in schedule caste is 993 and in schedule tribe is 1075. There are 978 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 62 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 117 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mahim

Total General SC ST Child
Change 62 62 8 55 117
2011 1034 1009 993 1075 978
2001 972 947 985 1020 861

Literacy

Total 7033 people in the village are literate, among them 3758 are male and 3275 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahim is 76%. 83% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mahim

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 2.8% 6.1%
2011 75.9% 82.8% 69.4%
2001 71.7% 80% 63.3%

Workers profile

Mahim has 48% (4978) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 37% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mahim

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 48.1% 33.9% 14.2% 51.9%
Male 59.3% 44.7% 14.6% 40.7%
Female 37.4% 23.5% 13.8% 62.6%