Dhar Tahsil, with population of about 5.8 lakh is Dhar district's the most populous sub district, located in Dhar district of the state Madhya Pradesh in India. There are 422 villages in the sub district, among them Kesoor is the most populous village with population of 6393 and Bodwada Khurd is the least populous village with population of 11. Saray Talab is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 34 km2 and Banjari is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Pithampur and Dhar Municipalities; Mandav Nagar Panchayat; and Dehrisaray Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 5.8 lakh people, among them about 3 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.8 lakh (48%) are female. 54% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 36% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dhar tahsil is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 59% (about 3.4 lakh) live in Dhar Sub District rural part and 41% (about 2.4 lakh) population live in the Dhar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dhar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 578,423 314,126 53,515 210,782 95,915
Male 301,567 166,512 27,719 107,336 50,154
Female 276,856 147,614 25,796 103,446 45,761

Most populated Villages and Cities in Dhar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kesoor 6393 Pithampur 126200
Digthan 6230 Dhar 93917
Nalchha 6186 Mandav 10657
Sejwaya 5952 Dehrisaray 8606
Bagdi 5431
Tirla 4680
Dedala 4005
Gunawad 3754
Sadalpur 3718
Saray Talab 3434

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 916 in Muslims are 932.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dhar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 578,423 523,861 49,497 1,165 512 217 2,726 23 422
Male 301,567 273,345 25,625 576 281 104 1,406 12 218
Female 276,856 250,516 23,872 589 231 113 1,320 11 204

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 34% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 35.2% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 32.9%. General caste population has increased by 28.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 38.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 41.3% and child population has increased by 17.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dhar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34% 28.9% 38.3% 41.3% 17.2%
Male 32.9% 27.9% 38.2% 40.1% 18.3%
Female 35.2% 30% 38.4% 42.5% 15.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 918 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 887, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 964. There are 912 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dhar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 15 2 17 -19
2011 918 887 931 964 912
2001 902 872 929 947 931

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Dhar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ganganagar 1701 Mandav 983
Dudhikundal Pura 1459 Dhar 940
Chorbardi 1444 Dehrisaray 877
Nanaghat 1316 Pithampur 796
Ghugaripura 1273
Kachhawada 1266
Banjari 1237
Naibaroda 1212
Bichhubardi 1204
Bodwada Khurd 1200

Literacy

Total about 3.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dhar is 69%. 78% of male and 58% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dhar

Total Male Female
Change 7.5% 3.8% 11.9%
2011 68.6% 78.4% 57.8%
2001 61.1% 74.6% 45.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Dhar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kunjrod 88 Dehrisaray 89
Baksana 88 Dhar 84
Chhapar 86 Pithampur 81
Badpipli 84 Mandav 54
Baykheda 83
Chidawad 83
Radhanagar 83
Osara 82
Umriya 82
Asukhedi 81

Workers profile

Dhar has 43% (about 2.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 31% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dhar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 43% 31.7% 11.3% 57%
Male 54% 44.5% 9.5% 46%
Female 31% 17.7% 13.3% 69%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dhar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Saray Talab 34.3 Pithampur 75.5
Akaldunadhar 32 Mandav 42.2
Utawad 27.4 Dhar 36
Dedala 25.7 Dehrisaray 1.5
Bijoor 22.8
Adbeli 20.6
Kesoor 18
Gardawad 17.2
Miyapura Pahad 16.3
Nalchha 16