Shirgaon Census Town, with population of 5971 is Palghar sub district's the least populous census town located in Palghar sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Shirgaon census town is 8 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 774 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Shirgaon Ward No 01 and the population of Shirgaon Ward No 01 is 5971.

Nearest railway station is Palghar which is 6 km far from here. Palghar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 6 km. District head quarter of the census town is Thane which is 111 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 101 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 5971 people, among them 3097 (52%) are male and 2874 (48%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 20% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shirgaon census town is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1378 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shirgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,971 4,417 361 1,193 642
Male 3,097 2,318 180 599 324
Female 2,874 2,099 181 594 318

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 70% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 26% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 916 in Muslims are 988 and in Buddhists are 1082

Religion wise population 2011 - Shirgaon

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,971 4,195 1,555 8 19 127 5 1 61
Male 3,097 2,189 782 3 12 61 2 0 48
Female 2,874 2,006 773 5 7 66 3 1 13

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 18% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5059. Female population growth rate of the census town is 15.6% which is -4.8% lower than male population growth rate of 20.4%. General caste population has increased by 14.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 112.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.8% and child population has increased by 8.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shirgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18% 14.2% 112.4% 16.8% 8.4%
Male 20.4% 17.7% 111.8% 15.4% 2.5%
Female 15.6% 10.5% 112.9% 18.3% 15.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 928 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 906, in schedule caste is 1006 and in schedule tribe is 992. There are 981 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 decreased by 38 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 108 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shirgaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change -38 -58 6 25 108
2011 928 906 1006 992 981
2001 966 964 1000 967 873

Literacy

Total 4699 people in the census town are literate, among them 2589 are male and 2110 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shirgaon is 88%. 93% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shirgaon

Total Male Female
Change 2.1% 1.1% 2.9%
2011 88.2% 93.4% 82.6%
2001 86.1% 92.3% 79.7%

Workers profile

Shirgaon has 47% (2816) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 32% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shirgaon

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 47.2% 37.2% 10% 52.8%
Male 61.1% 50.2% 10.9% 38.9%
Female 32.1% 23.1% 9% 67.9%