Kelwa Village, with population of 6421 is Palghar sub district's the 5th most populous village, located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Kelwa village is 38 km2 and it is the biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 170 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Palghar and distance from Kelwa village to Palghar is 15 km. Palghar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 15 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 130 km away. 3.82 square kilometer (10%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to 6421 people, among them 3232 (50%) are male and 3189 (50%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 27% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kelwa village is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1506 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kelwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,421 4,641 15 1,765 631
Male 3,232 2,341 8 883 314
Female 3,189 2,300 7 882 317

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 3.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 6196. Female population growth rate of the village is 3.6% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 3.6%. General caste population has increased by 3.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -31.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 3.6% and child population has decreased by -21% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kelwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3.6% 3.8% -31.8% 3.6% -21%
Male 3.6% 3.4% -42.9% 5.1% -26.3%
Female 3.6% 4.3% -12.5% 2.2% -15%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 987 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 982, in schedule caste is 875 and in schedule tribe is 999. There are 1010 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 134 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kelwa

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 8 304 -28 134
2011 987 982 875 999 1010
2001 987 974 571 1027 876

Literacy

Total 4699 people in the village are literate, among them 2515 are male and 2184 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kelwa is 81%. 86% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kelwa

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 1.4% 6.8%
2011 81.2% 86.2% 76%
2001 77% 84.8% 69.2%

Workers profile

Kelwa has 53% (3411) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 44% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 39% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kelwa

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 53.1% 48.8% 4.4% 46.9%
Male 62.2% 58.7% 3.5% 37.8%
Female 43.9% 38.7% 5.3% 56.1%