DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE

 

Population and Demographic Trend :

 

Population :

As per the 2001 provisional population statistics, the urban/rural population of the district is as follows :

 

Taluka wise Rural/Urban total population as per 2001 census

 

Taluk

Area

Total Population

Male

Female

Dharwad

Rural

202517

103962

98555

Urban

16286

8290

7996

Total

218803

112252

106551

Hubli

Rural

128315

65952

62363

Urban

0

0

0

Total

128315

65952

62363

Kalghatagi

Rural

122302

63238

59064

Urban

14676

7482

7194

Total

136978

70720

66258

Kundagol

Rural

140202

72114

68088

Urban

16837

8645

8192

Total

157039

80759

76280

Navalgund

Rural

128732

66043

62689

Urban

47909

24419

23490

Total

176641

90462

86179

HDMC

Urban

786018

403270

382748

Grand Total

Rural

722068

371309

350759

Urban

881726

452106

429620

Total

1603794

823415

780379

** Source :Census 2001 census.

 

v      The percentage of urban population to the total population is 54.98, i.e., urban population is more than rural population. As per 1991 census, it is 52.53%.

 

As per 2001 census, Hubli-Dharwad twin cities stand 2nd in the State having the highest population next to the capital city, Bangalore. The HDMC population works out to 6.53% of the Class I cities as per 2001 census.

 

Hubli Dharwad cities form 49.00% of the total population of the district. If we exclude these two cities, then there will not be any urban area in Hubli Taluka. These two cities have floating population and consists of children of elementary education. These points insist on having separate BRC for these educational blocks.

 

The percentage of residents in urban area is more than that in Rural area i.e., 54.98%.

         The size of Male Population is more in both Urban and Rural areas.

         The size of Male Population in Rural areas is [51.42%] and that of Female Population in Urban Areas is [48.72%].

 

Decadal Growth Rate :

 

District decadal percentage growth rate of the population is given in the following table :

 

Decadal Growth Rate since 1961-2001

 

DECADES

1961-71

1971-81

1981-91

1991-01

DECADAL GROWTH RATE [%]

 

26.76

 

31.26

 

19.64

 

16.65

** Source :Census 1961 to 2001 census publications

 

v      There is a decline in the decadal growth rate since 71-81, but compared to 61-71, an increase is observed in the district.

 

 

Taluka wise decadal growth rate for 1991-2001 is given in the following table :

 

Talukawise/ Sexwise Decadal Growth Rate :

 

Sl. No

Name of the Taluka

Decadal Growth Rate [1991 to 2001 census]

Total

Male

Female

1

Dharwad

13.46

13.32

13.62

2

Hubli

13.47

13.08

13.88

3

Kalghatagi

12.97

12.79

13.17

4

Kundagol

13.84

13.42

14.28

5

Navalgund

9.39

9.25

9.54

6

HDMC

21.24

19.81

22.79

 

Total

16.65

15.86

17.48

** Source :Census 1991, 2001 census.

The decadal growth rate in all the talukas, except in HDMC, is less. The lowest growth rate of 9.25% for female is found in Navalagund Taluka. In spite of the female decadal growth being higher than the male decadal growth, the sex ratio is not favorable.

 

Sex Ratio :

District sex ratio since 1971 to 2001 is given in the following table :

 

Sex Ratio

 

Year

1971

1981

1991

2001

Sex Ratio

928

938

935

948

** Source :Census 1991, 2001 census.

In the above table the sex ratio has shown an increase in 2001 as compared to 1991 census. But the State sex ratio is 948 as per 2001 census. Hence, the district sex ratio is not a good indicator.

 

Density of Population :

 

The density of the population as in 1991 and 2001 taluka wise is given below :

 

Taluka wise Density :

 

Sl. No

Taluka

Density

1991

2001

1

Dharwad

187

216

2

Hubli

178

203

3

Kalghatagi

177

200

4

Kundagol

212

242

5

Navalgund

149

163

6

HDMC

3394

4136

 

District Total

333

376

** Source :Census 1991, 2001 census.

Even though the decadal growth rate is decreasing in trend, the density of population has increased. It is due to urbanisation and migration from rural to urban area for better economical conditions.

 

 

SC/ST Population [Male and Female] :

 

Block

Total Population (2001)

SC Population (2001) Approx.

ST Population (2001) Approx.

Total SC

% of SC population to total Population

Male

Female

Total ST

% of ST population to total Population

Male

Female

Dharwad

218803

19692

9.00

10124

9568

14222

6.50

7312

6910

Hubli

128315

11548

9.50

5937

5611

8982

7.00

4618

4364

Kalghatagi

136978

12328

12.00

6338

5990

9588

7.00

4930

4658

Kundagol

157039

14134

9.50

7267

6867

11778

7.50

6056

5722

Navalgund

176641

15898

11.00

8174

7724

12365

7.00

6357

6008

Hubli-Dharwad City

786018

70742

10.00

36371

34371

53056

6.75

27278

25778

Total

1603794

144342

10.00%

74211

70131

109991

6.75%

56551

53440

** Source Census 2001 base

 

On an average SC population is about 10% and ST population is 6.75% in this district.