Shirdi Nagar Panchayat, with population of about 36 thousand is Rahta sub district's only nagar panchayat located in Rahta sub district of Ahmadnagar district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Shirdi nagar panchayat is 13 km2. Population density of the city is 2774 persons per km2. There are 17 wards in the city, among them Shirdi Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 5334 and Shirdi Ward No 07 is the least populous ward with population of 724.

Nearest railway station is Shirdi which is within the city. Rahta is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 5 km. District head quarter of the city is Ahmadnagar which is 90 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the city and is 290 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 575.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42.3°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7.6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 36 thousand people, among them about 19 thousand (52%) are male and about 17 thousand (48%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shirdi nagar panchayat is 14%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 7775 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shirdi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 36,004 27,423 7,282 1,299 5,107
Male 18,751 14,367 3,731 653 2,745
Female 17,253 13,056 3,551 646 2,362

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 921 in Muslims are 918 and in Buddhists are 872

Religion wise population 2011 - Shirdi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 36,004 29,804 4,405 262 42 685 665 16 125
Male 18,751 15,518 2,297 122 23 366 355 8 62
Female 17,253 14,286 2,108 140 19 319 310 8 63

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 37.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 26 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 40.2% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 35.1%. General caste population has increased by 32.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 60.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 35.7% and child population has increased by 22.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shirdi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 37.5% 32.6% 60.2% 35.7% 22.1%
Male 35.1% 29.4% 62.3% 36.6% 22.3%
Female 40.2% 36.3% 58.1% 34.9% 21.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 920 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 909, in schedule caste is 952 and in schedule tribe is 989. There are 860 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 34 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shirdi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 34 46 -25 -13 -5
2011 920 909 952 989 860
2001 886 863 977 1002 865

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 14 thousand are male and about 12 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shirdi is 84%. 90% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shirdi

Total Male Female
Change 2.9% 1.0% 5.2%
2011 83.9% 89.9% 77.4%
2001 81% 88.9% 72.2%

Workers profile

Shirdi has 34% (about 12 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 13% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shirdi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.6% 31.5% 2.2% 66.4%
Male 52.8% 50.1% 2.7% 47.2%
Female 12.8% 11.2% 1.6% 87.2%