Chikhale Village, with population of 1038 is Vada sub district's the 57th most populous village, located in Vada sub district of Thane district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Chikhale village is 6 km2 and it is the 48th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 175 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Bhiwandi and distance from Chikhale village to Bhiwandi is 34 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Chikhale village is 421303. Vada is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 18 km. District head quarter of the village is Thane which is 55 km away. 3.29 square kilometer (55%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to 1038 people, among them 531 (51%) are male and 507 (49%) are female. 63% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 33% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chikhale village is 11%, among them 45% are boys and 55% are girls. There are 222 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chikhale

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,038 655 38 345 118
Male 531 340 21 170 53
Female 507 315 17 175 65

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 14.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 910. Female population growth rate of the village is 14.2% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 13.9%. General caste population has increased by 15.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 11.3% and child population has decreased by -5.6% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chikhale

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.1% 15.9% 8.6% 11.3% -5.6%
Male 13.9% 17.6% 5% 8.3% -19.7%
Female 14.2% 14.1% 13.3% 14.4% 10.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 955 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 926, in schedule caste is 810 and in schedule tribe is 1029. There are 1226 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 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 332 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chikhale

Total General SC ST Child
Change 2 -29 60 54 332
2011 955 926 810 1029 1226
2001 953 955 750 975 894

Literacy

Total 748 people in the village are literate, among them 420 are male and 328 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chikhale is 81%. 88% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chikhale

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.1% 6.9%
2011 81.3% 87.9% 74.2%
2001 76.2% 84.8% 67.3%

Workers profile

Chikhale has 41% (422) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 25% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chikhale

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.7% 36% 4.6% 59.3%
Male 55.6% 50.1% 5.5% 44.4%
Female 25% 21.3% 3.7% 75%