Gulbarga District, with population of about 25.7 lakh is Karnataka's the 5th most populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Gulbarga district is about 11 thousand km2 and it is the 2nd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 234 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Gulbarga is the most populous sub district with population of about 8.3 lakh and Sedam is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.2 lakh.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Gulbarga Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; and Gulbarga Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 25.7 lakh people, among them about 13 lakh (51%) are male and about 12.6 lakh (49%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gulbarga district is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.7 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 67% (about 17.3 lakh) live in Gulbarga District rural part and 33% (about 8.4 lakh) population live in the Gulbarga District urban part. Rural population density of Gulbarga district is 162 and urban population density is 3122 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gulbarga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,566,326 1,852,285 648,782 65,259 365,372
Male 1,301,755 938,834 330,091 32,830 188,076
Female 1,264,571 913,451 318,691 32,429 177,296

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Gulbarga

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Gulbarga 829830 Mannur 12866 Gulbarga 543147
Chitapur 404188 Ravoor 12117 Gulbarga 533587
Aland 342207 Kamalapur 11071 Shahabad 47582
Jevargi 296903 Mashal 11015 Aland 42371
Chincholi 254287 Nalwar 10846 Sedam 39341
Afzalpur 220339 Malkhed (J) 10648 Wadi 37988
Sedam 218572 Yedrami 10598 Chitapur 31299
Mudhole 9349 Afzalpur 27088
Madan Hipperga 9243 Jevargi 25686
Kalgi 9144 Chincholi 20897

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 20% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 971 in Muslims are 967 and in Not Stateds are 1132.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gulbarga

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,566,326 2,011,014 513,125 8,344 826 9,589 4,865 330 18,233
Male 1,301,755 1,020,105 260,888 4,167 457 4,915 2,492 180 8,551
Female 1,264,571 990,909 252,237 4,177 369 4,674 2,373 150 9,682

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -18% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 31.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -17.8% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of -18.3%. General caste population has decreased by -18%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -9.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -57.7% and child population has decreased by -31.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gulbarga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -18% -18% -9.6% -57.7% -31.9%
Male -18.3% -18.3% -9.8% -57.9% -32.1%
Female -17.8% -17.7% -9.4% -57.5% -31.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 971 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 973, in schedule caste is 965 and in schedule tribe is 988. There are 943 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gulbarga

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 7 4 9 5
2011 971 973 965 988 943
2001 966 966 961 979 938

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sedam 1013 Gottamgotta 2000 Chitapur 1021
Chitapur 997 Moranhal 1875 Kurgunta 1020
Chincholi 991 Bomanhalli 1337 Shahabad 1006
Jevargi 968 Kudhalli 1275 Shahabad ACC 988
Gulbarga 962 Gurampalli 1203 Sedam 985
Afzalpur 949 Tondkal 1181 Jevargi 980
Aland 944 Fathepur 1173 Gulbarga 964
Balwad 1172 Gulbarga 964
Rajivnagar 1161 Wadi 963
Chitkanpalli 1159 Afzalpur 950

Literacy

Total about 14.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 8.3 lakh are male and about 6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gulbarga is 65%. 74% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gulbarga

Total Male Female
Change 14.9% 12.6% 17.2%
2011 64.9% 74.4% 55.1%
2001 50% 61.8% 37.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gulbarga 75 Hoshalli 91 Shahabad ACC 88
Aland 64 Madarsanhalli 87 Gulbarga 82
Afzalpur 61 Gongi 82 Gulbarga 82
Chincholi 60 Pallapur 81 Shahabad ACC 79
Chitapur 59 Aldihal 79 Sedam 77
Jevargi 58 Naganhalli * 79 Chincholi 76
Sedam 58 Nagarhalli S.Malli 79 Jevargi 74
Kotanhipperga 78 Aland 74
Kudki 78 Shahabad 72
Nagarhal 77 Afzalpur 70

Workers profile

Gulbarga has 42% (about 10.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 32% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gulbarga

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.4% 32.9% 9.5% 57.6%
Male 52.2% 44% 8.2% 47.8%
Female 32.2% 21.4% 10.8% 67.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gulbarga

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mashal 78.8 Chitapur 74.4
Aland (Rural) 70.4 Gulbarga 64.5
Srinivas Saradgi 58.3 Gulbarga 64.5
Mannur 57.2 Sedam 24.4
Diggaon 53.5 Wadi 20.6
Atnoor 52.8 Aland 14.7
Karajagi 52.7 Kurgunta 11.9
Narona 52.3 Jevargi 10.2
Martur 51.5 Chincholi 9.8
Kiranagi 50.6 Shahabad 8.7