Shirve Village, with population of 402 is Karwar sub district's the 13th least populous village, located in Karwar sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Shirve village is 26 km2 and it is the 8th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 16 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Karwar and distance from Shirve village to Karwar is 30 km. Pin code of Shirve village is 581400. The village comes under Devalmakki panchayat. Karwar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 30 km. District head quarter of the village is Karwar. 24.08 square kilometer (93%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 402 people, among them 201 (50%) are male and 201 (50%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shirve village is 12%, among them 62% are boys and 38% are girls. There are 83 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 7.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 374. Female population growth rate of the village is 2.6% which is -10.3% lower than male population growth rate of 12.9%. General caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by 0% and child population has decreased by -6% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1000 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 500. There are 621 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 101 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 652 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 257 people in the village are literate, among them 147 are male and 110 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shirve is 72%. 85% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Workers profile

Shirve has 41% (165) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 69% male and 13% female population are working population. 10% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 59% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.