Salwad Census Town, with population of about 10 thousand is Palghar sub district's the 6th least populous census town located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Salwad census town is 6 km2 and it is the 6th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1847 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Salwad Ward No 01 and the population of Salwad Ward No 01 is about 10 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Boisar which is 5 km far from here. Palghar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 20 km. District head quarter of the census town is Thane which is 155 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 115 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1851.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.4°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12.3°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 10 thousand people, among them 6237 (60%) are male and 4160 (40%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Salwad census town is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2696 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Salwad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,397 9,722 301 374 1,273
Male 6,237 5,857 177 203 671
Female 4,160 3,865 124 171 602

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 661 in Muslims are 685 and in Not Stateds are 724

Religion wise population 2011 - Salwad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,397 9,485 593 62 3 69 54 0 131
Male 6,237 5,711 352 35 3 35 25 0 76
Female 4,160 3,774 241 27 0 34 29 0 55

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 31.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 7887. Female population growth rate of the census town is 36% which is 6.8% higher than male population growth rate of 29.2%. General caste population has increased by 29.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 148.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 57.1% and child population has increased by 0.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Salwad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.8% 29.1% 148.8% 57.1% 0.9%
Male 29.2% 26.7% 160.3% 48.2% 2.6%
Female 36% 33.1% 134% 69.3% -1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 667 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 660, in schedule caste is 701 and in schedule tribe is 842. There are 897 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 34 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 33 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Salwad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 34 32 -78 105 -33
2011 667 660 701 842 897
2001 633 628 779 737 930

Literacy

Total 8024 people in the census town are literate, among them 5147 are male and 2877 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Salwad is 88%. 92% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has decreased by -2%. Male literacy has gone down by -4% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Salwad

Total Male Female
Change -1.8% -3.0% 1.2%
2011 87.9% 92.5% 80.9%
2001 89.7% 95.5% 79.7%

Workers profile

Salwad has 45% (4693) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 65% male and 15% female population are working population. 61% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Salwad

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 45.1% 41.6% 3.5% 54.9%
Male 65.4% 61.3% 4.1% 34.6%
Female 14.8% 12.2% 2.5% 85.2%