Arnala Village, with population of about 15 thousand is Vasai sub district's the most populous village, located in Vasai sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Arnala village is 2 km2 and it is the 14th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 7590 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Virar and distance from Arnala village to Virar is 9 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Arnala village is 401302. Vasai is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 20 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 60 km away. 0.06 square kilometer (3%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to about 15 thousand people, among them 7725 (50%) are male and 7606 (50%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Arnala village is 12%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 3005 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Arnala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,331 13,741 117 1,473 1,767
Male 7,725 6,945 66 714 874
Female 7,606 6,796 51 759 893

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 16.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 18.1% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of 14.8%. General caste population has increased by 23.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 303.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -26.6% and child population has decreased by -6.4% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Arnala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.4% 23.4% 303.4% -26.6% -6.4%
Male 14.8% 20.8% 407.7% -25.9% -7.2%
Female 18.1% 26.2% 218.8% -27.2% -5.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 985 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 979, in schedule caste is 773 and in schedule tribe is 1063. There are 1022 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 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Arnala

Total General SC ST Child
Change 27 43 -458 -20 19
2011 985 979 773 1063 1022
2001 958 936 1231 1083 1003

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 5983 are male and 4882 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Arnala is 80%. 87% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Arnala

Total Male Female
Change 2.7% 0.9% 4.8%
2011 80.1% 87.3% 72.7%
2001 77.4% 86.4% 67.9%

Workers profile

Arnala has 50% (7639) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 39% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 36% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Arnala

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.8% 47.1% 2.8% 50.2%
Male 60.9% 58.3% 2.7% 39.1%
Female 38.6% 35.7% 2.9% 61.4%