Bhokardan Tahsil, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Jalna district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Jalna district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 157 villages in the sub district, among them Walsawangi is the most populous village with population of 9619 and Pimpalgaon (sul) is the least populous village with population of 17. Pimpalgaon (renukai) is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 26 km2 and Pimpalgaon (sul) is the smallest with 1 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Bhokardan Municipal Council.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (48%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhokardan tahsil is 15%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 63 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 2.9 lakh) live in Bhokardan Sub District rural part and 8% (about 24 thousand) population live in the Bhokardan Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhokardan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 311,303 258,715 40,012 12,576 46,585
Male 161,473 134,466 20,468 6,539 24,977
Female 149,830 124,249 19,544 6,037 21,608

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bhokardan

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Walsawangi 9619 Bhokardan 24416
Dhawada 9447
Paradh Bk. 6747
Pimpalgaon (renukai) 5827
Jalgaon (sapakal) 5799
Rajur 5699
Anwa 5656
Hasanabad 5444
Avhana 5126
Kathora bajar 4817

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 925 in Muslims are 933 and in Buddhists are 959.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhokardan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 311,303 249,765 43,078 192 54 17,021 769 18 406
Male 161,473 129,764 22,287 95 18 8,689 400 11 209
Female 149,830 120,001 20,791 97 36 8,332 369 7 197

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 21.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 20% which is -3% lower than male population growth rate of 23%. General caste population has increased by 19.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 36.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 28.1% and child population has increased by 9.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhokardan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.5% 19.2% 36.1% 28.1% 9.9%
Male 23% 20.9% 35.5% 30.8% 11.7%
Female 20% 17.5% 36.7% 25.3% 7.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 928 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 924, in schedule caste is 955 and in schedule tribe is 923. There are 865 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 decreased by 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhokardan

Total General SC ST Child
Change -23 -27 9 -40 -32
2011 928 924 955 923 865
2001 951 951 946 963 897

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhokardan

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jaidevwadi 1303 Bhokardan 915
Jomala 1243
Takli hivardi 1137
Pimpalgaon (sul) 1125
Ekephal 1115
Deulgaon tad 1052
Mehgaon 1038
Ram Nagar 1029
Nasirabad 1020
Ita 1013

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 75 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhokardan is 71%. 83% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhokardan

Total Male Female
Change 7.6% 3.0% 11.9%
2011 71.2% 82.8% 58.7%
2001 63.6% 79.8% 46.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhokardan

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jaidevwadi 85 Bhokardan 82
Pokhari 84
Mehgaon 80
Karlawadi 80
Latifpur 80
Ram Nagar 80
Tadegaonwadi 79
Pimpalgaon kolte 77
Rajapur 77
Danapur 77

Workers profile

Bhokardan has 49% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 45% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 38% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhokardan

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.3% 44.5% 4.8% 50.7%
Male 53.3% 50.1% 3.3% 46.7%
Female 45% 38.5% 6.5% 55%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhokardan

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Pimpalgaon (renukai) 26.2 Bhokardan 2.6
Walsawangi 26
Jalgaon (sapakal) 25.1
Talegaon 23.8
Tadegaon 23.5
Dhawada 22.5
Chandai tepli 21.1
Walsa dawargaon 20.2
Latifpur 19.8
Vazirkheda 18.4