Banavasi Village, with population of 6783 is Sirsi sub district's the most populous village, located in Sirsi sub district of Uttara Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Banavasi village is 7 km2 and it is the 51st biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 917 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Sirsi and distance from Banavasi village to Sirsi is 21 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Banavasi village is 581318. The village comes under Banavasi panchayat. Sirsi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 21 km. District head quarter of the village is Karwar which is 121 km away. 1.41 square kilometer (19%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 6783 people, among them 3423 (50%) are male and 3360 (50%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Banavasi village is 11%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are 1584 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Banavasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,783 5,443 1,265 75 762
Male 3,423 2,766 622 35 433
Female 3,360 2,677 643 40 329

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 982 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 968, in schedule caste is 1034 and in schedule tribe is 1143. There are 760 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village.


Total 5241 people in the village are literate, among them 2707 are male and 2534 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Banavasi is 87%. 91% of male and 84% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Banavasi has 40% (2697) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 22% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Banavasi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40 34 6 60
Male 58 53 4 42
Female 22 15 7 78