Dandi Census Town, with population of 8942 is Palghar sub district's the 5th least populous census town located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Dandi census town is 1 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 9615 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Dandi Ward No 01 and the population of Dandi Ward No 01 is 8942.

Nearest railway station is Boisar which is 1 km far from here. Palghar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 15 km. District head quarter of the census town is Thane which is 150 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 110 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 8942 people, among them 5136 (57%) are male and 3806 (43%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dandi census town is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 2367 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dandi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8,942 6,987 243 1,712 1,358
Male 5,136 4,137 131 868 686
Female 3,806 2,850 112 844 672

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 7% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 741 in Muslims are 721 and in Not Stateds are 621.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dandi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 8,942 8,140 623 13 8 44 20 0 94
Male 5,136 4,675 362 8 4 19 10 0 58
Female 3,806 3,465 261 5 4 25 10 0 36

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -27.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is -21.6% which is 9.2% higher than male population growth rate of -30.8%. General caste population has decreased by -37%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 76.9% and child population has decreased by -33.1% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dandi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -27.2% -37% 7.5% 76.9% -33.1%
Male -30.8% -39.4% 8.3% 79.7% -35.1%
Female -21.6% -33.2% 6.7% 74% -31%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 741 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 689, in schedule caste is 855 and in schedule tribe is 972. There are 980 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 87 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 59 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dandi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 87 64 -13 -32 59
2011 741 689 855 972 980
2001 654 625 868 1004 921

Literacy

Total 5957 people in the census town are literate, among them 3802 are male and 2155 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dandi is 79%. 85% of male and 69% 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 up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dandi

Total Male Female
Change -2.3% -3.9% 1.9%
2011 78.5% 85.4% 68.8%
2001 80.8% 89.3% 66.9%

Workers profile

Dandi has 41% (3658) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 12% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dandi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.9% 37.3% 3.6% 59.1%
Male 62.5% 58.3% 4.3% 37.5%
Female 11.7% 9.1% 2.7% 88.3%