Ira Village, with population of 7376 is Bantval sub district's the 6th most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Ira village is 13 km2 and it is the 11th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 559 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Bantval and distance from Ira village to Bantval is 17 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Ira village is 574323. The village comes under Ira panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 17 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 35 km away. 1 square kilometer (8%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 7376 people, among them 3648 (49%) are male and 3728 (51%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ira village is 12%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1298 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 13.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 6502. Female population growth rate of the village is 12.9% which is -1.1% lower than male population growth rate of 14%. General caste population has increased by 11.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 57.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 32.9% and child population has decreased by -19.1% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1022 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1017, in schedule caste is 1071 and in schedule tribe is 1173. There are 991 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 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 5665 people in the village are literate, among them 3007 are male and 2658 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ira is 87%. 94% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Workers profile

Ira has 52% (3866) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 45% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 42% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.