Ratlam Municipal Corporation, with population of about 2.6 lakh is Ratlam sub district's only municipal corporation located in Ratlam sub district of Ratlam district in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Ratlam municipal corporation is 39 km2. Population density of the city is 6760 persons per km2. There are 49 wards in the city, among them Ratlam Ward No 11 is the most populous ward with population of about 11 thousand and Ratlam Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 2174.

Nearest railway station is Ratlan which is within the city. Ratlam is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Ratlam. Bhopal is the state head quarter of the city and is 293 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 908 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 47°C and minimum temperature goes down to 19°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.6 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (49%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ratlam municipal corporation is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 53 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ratlam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 264,914 225,223 27,124 12,567 29,763
Male 134,915 114,673 13,768 6,474 15,433
Female 129,999 110,550 13,356 6,093 14,330

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 68% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 24% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 7% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 954 in Muslims are 977 and in Jains are 992.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ratlam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 264,914 179,198 63,797 2,875 1,029 74 17,575 55 311
Male 134,915 91,718 32,263 1,367 518 29 8,825 31 164
Female 129,999 87,480 31,534 1,508 511 45 8,750 24 147

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 19.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 20.6% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 18%. General caste population has increased by 17.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 41.6% and child population has increased by 4.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ratlam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.2% 17.4% 26.6% 41.6% 4.2%
Male 18% 16.2% 25.2% 38.6% 3.7%
Female 20.6% 18.6% 28.1% 45.1% 4.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 964 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 964, in schedule caste is 970 and in schedule tribe is 941. There are 929 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ratlam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 20 22 42 9
2011 964 964 970 941 929
2001 943 944 948 899 920

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 95 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ratlam is 87%. 92% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ratlam

Total Male Female
Change 2.3% 0.6% 4.2%
2011 86.8% 91.7% 81.8%
2001 84.5% 91.1% 77.6%

Workers profile

Ratlam has 33% (about 89 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 13% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ratlam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.5% 30% 3.4% 66.5%
Male 52.8% 48.4% 4.4% 47.2%
Female 13.4% 11% 2.4% 86.6%