Karwar City Municipal Council And Out Growth, with population of about 77 thousand is Karwar sub district's only city municipal council and out growth located in Karwar sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Karwar city municipal council and out growth is 37 km2. Population density of the city is 2088 persons per km2. There are 32 wards in the city, among them Chitakula (og) Ward No 32 (rural Mdds Code:602629) is the most populous ward with population of about 13 thousand and Karwar Ward No 29 is the least populous ward with population of 814.

Nearest railway station is Shirwad which is 7 km far from here. Karwar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Karwar. Bangalore is the state head quarter of the city and is 519 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 3228 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 25°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 77 thousand people, among them about 39 thousand (50%) are male and about 38 thousand (50%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Karwar city municipal council and out growth is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 20 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Karwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 77,139 72,530 3,950 659 7,000
Male 38,784 36,434 1,997 353 3,619
Female 38,355 36,096 1,953 306 3,381

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 976 in Muslims are 1043 and in Christians are 1103.

Religion wise population 2011 - Karwar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 77,139 64,946 8,434 3,650 28 3 28 16 34
Male 38,784 32,861 4,129 1,736 15 3 14 8 18
Female 38,355 32,085 4,305 1,914 13 0 14 8 16

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 22.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 63 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 26.2% which is 7.2% higher than male population growth rate of 19%. General caste population has increased by 22%; Schedule caste population has increased by 46.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -18.2% and child population has increased by 7.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Karwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.5% 22% 46.6% -18.2% 7.3%
Male 19% 18.5% 40.4% -16.9% 6.5%
Female 26.2% 25.6% 53.5% -19.7% 8.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 989 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 991, in schedule caste is 978 and in schedule tribe is 867. There are 934 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 57 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Karwar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 56 83 -29 15
2011 989 991 978 867 934
2001 932 935 895 896 919

Literacy

Total about 65 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 34 thousand are male and about 31 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Karwar is 93%. 96% of male and 90% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Karwar

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 2.5% 6.3%
2011 93% 96.4% 89.6%
2001 88.8% 93.9% 83.3%

Workers profile

Karwar has 36% (about 28 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 15% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Karwar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.9% 30.6% 5.3% 64.1%
Male 56.2% 48.9% 7.3% 43.8%
Female 15.4% 12.1% 3.3% 84.6%