As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Maharashtra is 11.24 Cr. Thus the population of Maharashtra forms 9.28 percent of India in 2011. Maharashtra has total population of 112,374,333 in which males were 58,243,056 while females were 54,131,277.
Total area of Maharashtra is 307,713 square km. Thus the population Density of Maharashtra is 365 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Maharashtra is 82.34% which is greater than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 88.38% and the female literacy rate is 75.87% in Maharashtra.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Maharashtra is 929 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Maharashtra is at 894 which is lower than 918 of India.
In Maharashtra out of total population, 49,427,878 were engaged in work activities. 88.5% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 11.5% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 49,427,878 workers engaged in Main Work, 11,478,075 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 11,068,928 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Maharashtra, 45.22% people lived in urban regions while 54.78% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 50,818,259 out of which 26,704,022 were males while remaining 24,114,237 were females. In rural areas of Maharashtra, male population was 31,539,034 while female population was 30,017,040.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Maharashtra was 903 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Maharashtra was 899 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Maharashtra were 5,637,563 which is 11.09% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Maharashtra was 952 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Maharashtra was 890 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Maharashtra for urban regions was 88.69 percent in which males were 92.12% literate while female literacy stood at 84.89%. The total literate population of Maharashtra was 81,554,290. Similarly in rural areas of Maharashtra, the average literacy rate was 77.01 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 85.15% and 68.54% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Maharashtra were 41,482,761.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||890||899|
List of districts of Maharashtra with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Maharashtra is divided into 35 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. Thane is the largest district of Maharashtra by population, while the least populated district of Maharashtra is Sindhudurg.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Maharashtra sorted by population.