Gargaon Village, with population of 2479 is Vada sub district's the 5th most populous village, located in Vada sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Gargaon village is 10 km2 and it is the 18th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 251 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jawhar and distance from Gargaon village to Jawhar is 31 km. Vada is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 12 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 72 km away. 7.73 square kilometer (78%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to 2479 people, among them 1247 (50%) are male and 1232 (50%) are female. 18% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 82% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gargaon village is 14%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 518 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gargaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,479 437 5 2,037 354
Male 1,247 222 2 1,023 174
Female 1,232 215 3 1,014 180

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 0.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2474. Female population growth rate of the village is 5.1% which is 9.3% higher than male population growth rate of -4.2%. General caste population has decreased by -12.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 3.3% and child population has decreased by -13.7% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gargaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 0.2% -12.2% 25% 3.3% -13.7%
Male -4.2% -10.8% 100% -2.8% -16.7%
Female 5.1% -13.7% 0% 10.2% -10.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 988 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 968, in schedule caste is 1500 and in schedule tribe is 991. There are 1034 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 88 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 72 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gargaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change 88 -32 -1500 116 72
2011 988 968 1500 991 1034
2001 900 1000 3000 875 962

Literacy

Total 1438 people in the village are literate, among them 826 are male and 612 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gargaon is 68%. 77% of male and 58% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gargaon

Total Male Female
Change 5.5% 2.3% 10.1%
2011 67.7% 77% 58.2%
2001 62.2% 74.7% 48.1%

Workers profile

Gargaon has 54% (1338) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 54% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 46% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gargaon

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 54% 47.2% 6.8% 46%
Male 54.4% 48.4% 6% 45.6%
Female 53.6% 46% 7.5% 46.4%