Amlai Census Town, with population of about 30 thousand is Madhya Pradesh's the 3rd most populous census town located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Amlai census town is 20 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest census town by area in the state. Population density of the census town is 1525 persons per km2. There are 2 wards in the census town, among them Amlai Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of about 21 thousand and Amlai Ward No 01 is the least populous ward with population of 9677.

Nearest railway station is Amlai which is within the census town. Shahdol is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 24 km. District head quarter of the census town is Shahdol which is 24 km away. Bhopal is the state head quarter of the census town and is 600 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1036.9 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 15°C.

There are 2 census towns in the census town, those are - Amlai (Part 1) and Amlai (Part 2) Census Towns.


The census town is home to about 30 thousand people, among them about 16 thousand (52%) are male and about 15 thousand (48%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 16% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Amlai census town is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 6739 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Amlai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30,354 30,354 3,599 4,977 3,747
Male 15,697 11,358 1,812 2,527 1,951
Female 14,657 10,420 1,787 2,450 1,796

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 932 in Muslims are 959.

Religion wise population 2011 - Amlai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 30,354 29,081 966 164 54 1 49 1 38
Male 15,697 15,050 493 73 29 1 28 1 22
Female 14,657 14,031 473 91 25 0 21 0 16

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 934 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 917, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 970. There are 921 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.


Total about 21 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 12 thousand are male and 9140 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Amlai is 80%. 88% of male and 71% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Amlai has 28% (8604) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 9% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Amlai

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 28.3% 23.4% 4.9% 71.7%
Male 46.4% 39.6% 6.8% 53.6%
Female 9% 6.1% 2.8% 91%