Salcete is a Block positioned in South Goa district in Goa. Positioned in urban region of Goa, it is one of the 5 blocks of South Goa district. According to the government records, the block code of Salcete is 8. The block has 41 villages and there are total 41875 families in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Salcete's population is 173116. Out of this, 84932 are males whereas the females count 88184 here. This block has 18295 kids in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 9401 are boys and 8894 are girls.
Literacy rate in Salcete block is 79%. 136886 out of total 173116 population is literate here. Among males the literacy ratio is 81% as 69523 males out of total 84932 are literate however female literacy ratio is 76% as 67363 out of total 88184 females are literate in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy ratio of Salcete block is 20%. Here 36230 out of total 173116 individuals are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 18% as 15409 males out of total 84932 are illiterate. Among the females the illiteracy ratio is 23% and 20821 out of total 88184 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of employed people of Salcete block is 60916 whereas 112200 are un-employed. And out of 60916 occupied person 2118 peoples are totally dependent on farming.