Purandhar Tahsil, with population of about 2.4 lakh is Pune district's the 4th least populous sub district, located in Pune district of the state Maharashtra in India. There are 107 villages in the sub district, among them Walhe is the most populous village with population of 4747 and Pokhar is the least populous village with population of 254. Walhe is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 46 km2 and Chivhewadi is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Sasvad and Jejuri Municipal Councils and Shivatkar (Nira) Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.4 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (49%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Purandhar tahsil is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 51 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Purandhar Sub District rural part and 24% (about 58 thousand) population live in the Purandhar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Purandhar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 235,659 212,530 17,053 6,076 25,037
Male 119,906 108,258 8,518 3,130 13,272
Female 115,753 104,272 8,535 2,946 11,765

Most populated Villages and Cities in Purandhar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Walhe 4747 Sasvad 31821
Garade 4381 Jejuri 14515
Kolvihire 3784 Shivatkar (Nira) 11228
Belsar 3741
Mandaki 3678
Malshiras 3571
Dive 3484
Chambali 3449
Bhivari 3314
Malawadi 3184

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 965 in Muslims are 981.

Religion wise population 2011 - Purandhar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 235,659 225,417 6,130 323 64 2,620 880 36 189
Male 119,906 114,722 3,095 167 41 1,298 460 18 105
Female 115,753 110,695 3,035 156 23 1,322 420 18 84

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 5.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 5.9% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 5.1%. General caste population has increased by 4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 41% and child population has decreased by -14.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Purandhar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.5% 4% 15.6% 41% -14.3%
Male 5.1% 3.7% 13.9% 41.1% -15.5%
Female 5.9% 4.3% 17.4% 41% -13%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 965 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 963, in schedule caste is 1002 and in schedule tribe is 941. There are 886 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Purandhar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 5 30 -1 25
2011 965 963 1002 941 886
2001 958 958 972 942 861

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Purandhar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Panvadi 1105 Jejuri 976
Bandhalwadi 1104 Shivatkar (Nira) 969
Dawanewadi 1102 Sasvad 962
Laptalewadi 1084
Munjvadi 1069
Khaigarwadi 1069
Harni 1052
Pingori 1052
Mawadi Supe 1042
Takrarwadi 1039

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 95 thousand are male and about 79 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Purandhar is 83%. 89% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Purandhar

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 1.9% 8.6%
2011 82.5% 89.4% 75.5%
2001 77.3% 87.5% 66.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Purandhar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ambodi 97 Jejuri 89
Askarwadi 92 Sasvad 87
Walunj 91 Shivatkar (Nira) 86
Pokhar 90
Samagirwasti 89
Ranamala 89
Veer 89
Kumbhoshi 87
Hivare 87
Borhalewadi 86

Workers profile

Purandhar has 53% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 45% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 40% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Purandhar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 52.6% 48% 4.6% 47.4%
Male 59.6% 56.2% 3.4% 40.4%
Female 45.4% 39.5% 5.9% 54.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Purandhar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Walhe 45.9 Sasvad 22.6
Garade 36.2 Jejuri 6.7
Malshiras 34.9 Shivatkar (Nira) 4.5
Gulunche 26.7
Bhivari 25.1
Jejuri Rural 24.6
Rajuri 22.1
Pangare 21.7
Gherapurandhar 20.5
Pargaon 19.8