Chhindwara Tahsil, with population of about 3.4 lakh is Chhindwara district's the most populous sub district, located in Chhindwara district of the state Madhya Pradesh in India. There are 124 villages in the sub district, among them Guraiya is the most populous village with population of 6137 and Dauda Raiyatwari is the least populous village with population of 20. Jhajhariya Urf.Khutiya is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and Dauda Raiyatwari is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Chhindwara Municipality and Out Growth; Chhindwara Municipality; and Lonia Karbal Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.4 lakh people, among them about 1.7 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.6 lakh (49%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chhindwara tahsil is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 71 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 56% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Chhindwara Sub District urban part and 44% (about 1.5 lakh) population live in the Chhindwara Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chhindwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 337,144 228,945 44,155 64,044 38,114
Male 172,361 117,661 22,482 32,218 19,584
Female 164,783 111,284 21,673 31,826 18,530

Most populated Villages and Cities in Chhindwara

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Guraiya 6137 Chhindwara 175052
Rohana Kalan 4555 Chhindwara 138291
Partala 4388 Lonia Karbal 14989
Gangiwada 3934
Ubhegaon Khajari 3344
Seoni Megha 3019
Sarna 3001
Bhaisadand 2625
Sonakhar 2479
Jamuniya 2457

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 954 in Muslims are 974 and in Jains are 926.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chhindwara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 337,144 301,875 25,293 2,150 1,041 1,497 3,831 1,305 152
Male 172,361 154,484 12,814 1,042 535 749 1,989 668 80
Female 164,783 147,391 12,479 1,108 506 748 1,842 637 72

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -21.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -21.4% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of -22.2%. General caste population has decreased by -19.4%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -9.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -34.7% and child population has decreased by -41.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chhindwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -21.8% -19.4% -9.7% -34.7% -41.1%
Male -22.2% -19.9% -10.8% -34.6% -41.1%
Female -21.4% -18.9% -8.5% -34.9% -41.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 946, in schedule caste is 964 and in schedule tribe is 988. There are 946 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chhindwara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 9 12 24 -3 -1
2011 956 946 964 988 946
2001 947 934 940 991 947

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Chhindwara

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pipariya Bistsala 1345 Chhindwara 963
Bijepani 1111 Chhindwara 958
Dhoulpur 1092 Lonia Karbal 954
Dhanori Gusai 1088
Bhula 1083
Sonapipri 1053
Keolari 1051
Pipariya Lalu 1049
Dewardha 1049
Poama 1044

Literacy

Total about 2.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.3 lakh are male and about 1.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chhindwara is 81%. 87% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chhindwara

Total Male Female
Change 7.1% 3.9% 10.7%
2011 81.2% 87.2% 75%
2001 74.1% 83.3% 64.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Chhindwara

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Dauda Raiyatwari 89 Chhindwara 89
Partala 85 Chhindwara 88
Jhanda 85 Lonia Karbal 88
Matkuli 85
Kusmeli 83
Imli Kheda 83
Usariya 83
Jatalapur 82
Pakhadiya 81
Jetama 80

Workers profile

Chhindwara has 39% (about 1.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 24% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chhindwara

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.6% 32.4% 6.2% 61.4%
Male 52.8% 47.3% 5.5% 47.2%
Female 23.7% 16.8% 6.9% 76.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chhindwara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Jhajhariya Urf.Khutiya 10.8 Chhindwara 41.8
Rohana Kalan 10.4 Chhindwara 41.8
Seoni Megha 10 Lonia Karbal 5.4
Sihora 9.8
Atarwada 9.1
Bhanadai 9
Pulpuldoh 8.7
Sankh 8.5
Lakdai Jamhodi 8.3
Ubhegaon Khajari 8.1