Shelte Village, with population of 530 is Vada sub district's the 50th least populous village, located in Vada sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Shelte village is 2 km2 and it is the 23rd smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 342 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Palghar and distance from Shelte village to Palghar is 28 km. Vada is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 11 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 71 km away. 1.53 square kilometer (99%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to 530 people, among them 271 (51%) are male and 259 (49%) are female. 31% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 68% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shelte village is 13%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 108 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shelte

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 530 165 3 362 67
Male 271 90 2 179 32
Female 259 75 1 183 35

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 45.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 365. Female population growth rate of the village is 43.1% which is -4.2% lower than male population growth rate of 47.3%. General caste population has increased by 25%; Schedule caste population has increased by 200%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 56% and child population has increased by 1.5% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shelte

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 45.2% 25% 200% 56% 1.5%
Male 47.3% 26.8% 100% 59.8% -15.8%
Female 43.1% 23% 0% 52.5% 25%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 833, in schedule caste is 500 and in schedule tribe is 1022. There are 1094 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 28 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 357 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shelte

Total General SC ST Child
Change -28 -26 500 -49 357
2011 956 833 500 1022 1094
2001 984 859 0 1071 737

Literacy

Total 334 people in the village are literate, among them 200 are male and 134 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shelte is 72%. 84% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shelte

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 5.6% 2.3%
2011 72.1% 83.7% 59.8%
2001 67.6% 78.1% 57.5%

Workers profile

Shelte has 59% (311) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 59% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 0% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 59% of total female population are main and 0% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shelte

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 58.7% 58.5% 0.2% 41.3%
Male 57.9% 57.9% 0% 42.1%
Female 59.5% 59.1% 0.4% 40.5%