Melwa Village, with population of 1350 is Luni sub district's the 49th most populous village, located in Luni sub district of Jodhpur district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Melwa village is 19 km2 and it is the 18th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 70 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jodhpur and distance from Melwa village to Jodhpur is 49 km. Pin code of Melwa village is 342001. Luni is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 40 km. District head quarter of the village is Jodhpur which is 49 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 1350 people, among them 698 (52%) are male and 652 (48%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Melwa village is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 225 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Melwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,350 1,104 246 0 233
Male 698 579 119 0 122
Female 652 525 127 0 111

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -1.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1366. Female population growth rate of the village is 1.6% which is 5.2% higher than male population growth rate of -3.6%. General caste population has decreased by -12.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 143.6% and child population has decreased by -25.8% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Melwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1.2% -12.7% 143.6% 0% -25.8%
Male -3.6% -13.7% 124.5% 0% -31.1%
Female 1.6% -11.6% 164.6% 0% -19%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 934 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 907, in schedule caste is 1067. There are 910 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 47 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 136 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Melwa

Total General SC ST Child
Change 47 22 161 0 136
2011 934 907 1067 0 910
2001 887 885 906 0 774

Literacy

Total 607 people in the village are literate, among them 394 are male and 213 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Melwa is 54%. 68% of male and 39% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 16%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 24%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Melwa

Total Male Female
Change 16.7% 9.9% 24.4%
2011 54.3% 68.4% 39.4%
2001 37.6% 58.5% 15%

Workers profile

Melwa has 46% (625) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 43% female population are working population. 29% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 20% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 38% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Melwa

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 46.3% 17.5% 28.8% 53.7%
Male 49.1% 28.9% 20.2% 50.9%
Female 43.3% 5.2% 38% 56.7%