Jawhar Municipal Council, with population of about 12 thousand is Jawhar sub district's only municipal council located in Jawhar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Jawhar municipal council is 4 km2. Population density of the city is 3420 persons per km2. There are 26 wards in the city, among them Jawhar Ward No 14 is the most populous ward with population of 1112 and Jawhar Ward No 22 is the least populous ward with population of 114.

Nearest railway station is Dahanu which is 70 km far from here. Jawhar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Thane which is 110 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 150 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1851.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.4°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 12 thousand people, among them 6127 (51%) are male and 5913 (49%) are female. 57% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 35% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jawhar municipal council is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2724 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jawhar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12,040 6,908 929 4,203 1,443
Male 6,127 3,600 458 2,069 772
Female 5,913 3,308 471 2,134 671

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 22% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 963 in Muslims are 971 and in Buddhists are 1027.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jawhar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 12,040 8,875 2,700 20 7 377 7 47 7
Male 6,127 4,521 1,370 11 5 186 5 24 5
Female 5,913 4,354 1,330 9 2 191 2 23 2

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 6.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 11.1% which is 8.6% higher than male population growth rate of 2.5%. General caste population has decreased by -2.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 47%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.2% and child population has decreased by -14.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jawhar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.6% -2.4% 47% 17.2% -14.4%
Male 2.5% -5.7% 30.9% 14.4% -12%
Female 11.1% 1.4% 67% 20.2% -17.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 965 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 919, in schedule caste is 1028 and in schedule tribe is 1031. There are 869 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 75 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 53 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jawhar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 75 64 222 49 -53
2011 965 919 1028 1031 869
2001 890 855 806 982 922

Literacy

Total 9421 people in the city are literate, among them 4990 are male and 4431 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jawhar is 89%. 93% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jawhar

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 3.5% 8.0%
2011 88.9% 93.2% 84.5%
2001 83.5% 89.7% 76.5%

Workers profile

Jawhar has 34% (4137) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 16% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jawhar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.4% 29.3% 5.1% 65.6%
Male 52.1% 45.4% 6.7% 47.9%
Female 16% 12.6% 3.4% 84%