Khaira Census Town, with population of about 32 thousand is Palghar sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Khaira census town is 2 km2 and it is the 4th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 12991 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Khaira Ward No 01 and the population of Khaira Ward No 01 is about 32 thousand.

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 11 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 about 32 thousand people, among them about 18 thousand (58%) are male and about 13 thousand (42%) are female. 96% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Khaira census town is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 7651 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Khaira

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31,699 30,305 549 845 4,210
Male 18,332 17,605 287 440 2,208
Female 13,367 12,700 262 405 2,002

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 715 in Muslims are 793 and in Jains are 952

Religion wise population 2011 - Khaira

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 31,699 26,948 3,357 325 277 196 408 35 153
Male 18,332 15,709 1,872 166 152 109 209 22 93
Female 13,367 11,239 1,485 159 125 87 199 13 60

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 38.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 23 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 52.2% which is 21.8% higher than male population growth rate of 30.4%. General caste population has increased by 42.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -26.5% and child population has increased by 11.3% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Khaira

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 38.8% 42.9% 14.6% -26.5% 11.3%
Male 30.4% 33.4% 8.7% -26.3% 7.5%
Female 52.2% 58.5% 21.9% -26.6% 15.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 729 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 721, in schedule caste is 913 and in schedule tribe is 920. There are 907 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 104 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 66 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Khaira

Total General SC ST Child
Change 104 114 99 -5 66
2011 729 721 913 920 907
2001 625 607 814 925 841

Literacy

Total about 24 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 15 thousand are male and 9403 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Khaira is 88%. 92% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Khaira

Total Male Female
Change 4.8% 2.4% 9.9%
2011 88.4% 92.4% 82.7%
2001 83.6% 90% 72.8%

Workers profile

Khaira has 41% (about 13 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 12% female population are working population. 57% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Khaira

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.8% 37.1% 3.8% 59.2%
Male 61.9% 57.3% 4.6% 38.1%
Female 12% 9.4% 2.6% 88%