Shirwad Village, with population of 4169 is Karwar sub district's the 5th most populous village, located in Karwar sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Shirwad village is 20 km2 and it is the 13th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 211 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Karwar and distance from Shirwad village to Karwar is 6 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Shirwad village is 581306. The village comes under Shirwad panchayat. Karwar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 6 km. District head quarter of the village is Karwar which is 6 km away. 15.01 square kilometer (76%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 4169 people, among them 2060 (49%) are male and 2109 (51%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shirwad village is 12%, among them 47% are boys and 53% are girls. There are 1063 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 14.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 3636. Female population growth rate of the village is 22.1% which is 14.2% higher than male population growth rate of 7.9%. General caste population has increased by 2.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 217.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 650% and child population has decreased by -0.6% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1024 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1024, in schedule caste is 1042 and in schedule tribe is 875. There are 1147 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 119 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 285 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 3060 people in the village are literate, among them 1629 are male and 1431 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shirwad is 83%. 89% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Workers profile

Shirwad has 36% (1521) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 16% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.