Phajeer Village, with population of 6550 is Bantval sub district's the 9th most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Phajeer village is 13 km2 and it is the 12th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 510 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Bantval and distance from Phajeer village to Bantval is 23 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Phajeer village is 574199. The village comes under Phajeer panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 23 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 23 km away. 0.08 square kilometer (1%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 6550 people, among them 3288 (50%) are male and 3262 (50%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Phajeer village is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 1267 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 11.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5885. Female population growth rate of the village is 11.7% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 10.9%. General caste population has increased by 9.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 69.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 333.3% and child population has decreased by -7.3% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 992 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 992, in schedule caste is 973 and in schedule tribe is 1167. There are 978 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 123 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 5084 people in the village are literate, among them 2714 are male and 2370 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Phajeer is 87%. 93% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Workers profile

Phajeer has 49% (3217) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 39% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 33% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.