Shajapur District, with population of about 15.1 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 20th most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Shajapur district is 6195 km2 and it is the 24th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 244 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Shajapur is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.5 lakh and Moman Badodiya is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.2 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Shajapur, Shujalpur and Agar Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 15.1 lakh people, among them about 7.8 lakh (52%) are male and about 7.3 lakh (48%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shajapur district is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 12.2 lakh) live in Shajapur District rural part and 19% (about 2.9 lakh) population live in the Shajapur District urban part. Rural population density of Shajapur district is 200 and urban population density is 2597 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shajapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,512,681 1,120,931 353,914 37,836 217,759
Male 780,520 578,143 182,961 19,416 113,404
Female 732,161 542,788 170,953 18,420 104,355

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Shajapur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Shajapur 251782 Jhonkar 8855 Shajapur 69263
Shujalpur 239244 Sundarsi 8424 Shujalpur 51225
Kalapipal 201354 Berchha 8157 Agar 37917
Agar 173335 Aranya Kalan 7867 Maksi 20088
Susner 143828 Moman Badodiya 7686 Nalkheda 16690
Badod 135523 Bolai 7436 Susner 16432
Gulana 133807 Dongargaon 7159 Soyatkalan 14781
Nalkheda 118592 Jamner 7094 Badod 13834
Moman Badodiya 115216 Tanodiya 6616 Polaykalan 12268
Gulana 6594 Pankhedi 11723

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 935 in Muslims are 955.

Religion wise population 2011 - Shajapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,512,681 1,321,003 174,724 815 631 179 13,755 66 1,508
Male 780,520 682,595 89,384 401 309 94 6,981 36 720
Female 732,161 638,408 85,340 414 322 85 6,774 30 788

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 17.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 17.9% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 16.5%. General caste population has increased by 15.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 7.2% and child population has decreased by -7.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shajapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.2% 15.4% 24.8% 7.2% -7.2%
Male 16.5% 14.7% 24.1% 5.5% -6.4%
Female 17.9% 16% 25.5% 9% -8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 938 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 939, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 949. There are 920 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shajapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 11 11 31 -16
2011 938 939 934 949 920
2001 927 928 923 918 936

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Shajapur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Susner 956 Khaspura 1667 Soyatkalan 959
Badod 952 Kankariya Ranayal 1667 Nalkheda 957
Nalkheda 946 Raghunathpura 1500 Badod 954
Agar 945 Hamali 1333 Susner 948
Moman Badodiya 935 Bayda 1308 Shajapur 944
Shajapur 934 Mahendri Nalkheda 1237 Shujalpur 940
Shujalpur 933 Mehandi 1215 Kanad 940
Gulana 928 Ajgaripur 1188 Agar 934
Kalapipal 926 Kumhariya Agar 1182 Maksi 934
Bhumree 1179 Akodia 932

Literacy

Total about 8.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.4 lakh are male and about 3.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shajapur is 69%. 81% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by -2%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone down by -1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shajapur

Total Male Female
Change -1.8% -1.8% -1.5%
2011 69.1% 81.5% 55.9%
2001 70.9% 83.3% 57.4%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Shajapur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Shujalpur 75 Durvesh Khedi 100 Shajapur 85
Shajapur 74 Raghunathpura 100 Pankhedi 83
Kalapipal 72 Khatakhedi Badnagar 97 Shujalpur 81
Gulana 71 Kisoni 94 Susner 81
Agar 66 Nipanya Khurd 94 Agar 80
Moman Badodiya 66 Pachawata 93 Badod 79
Nalkheda 65 Salkan Khedi 91 Polaykalan 79
Susner 63 Behka 91 Nalkheda 77
Badod 60 Sutheli 91 Akodia 77
Ghat Khedi 91 Maksi 77

Workers profile

Shajapur has 47% (about 7.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 39% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shajapur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 47.5% 33.6% 13.8% 52.5%
Male 55.3% 46.6% 8.7% 44.7%
Female 39.1% 19.8% 19.2% 60.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Shajapur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sundarsi 33.2 Badagaon 35.4
Bolai 31.4 Akodia 19.5
Karju 27.2 Maksi 19.2
Soyat Khurd 25.8 Shajapur 17.2
Tanodiya 24.2 Shujalpur 7.7
Dongargaon 23.3 Pankhedi 6.3
Aranya Kalan 23 Agar 3.5
Behrawal 22.4 Polaykalan 2.2
Semalkhedi 21.1 Soyatkalan 1.1
Dharola 21 Nalkheda 0.3