Shikarpur is a Block situated in Shivamogga district in Karnataka. Situated in rural region of Karnataka, it is one among the 7 blocks of Shivamogga district. According to the government register, the block number of Shikarpur is 85. The block has 176 villages and there are total 40834 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Shikarpur's population is 185350. Out of this, 93949 are males while the females count 91401 here. This block has 21935 kids in the age bracket of 0-6 years. Among them 11121 are boys and 10814 are girls.
Literacy ratio in Shikarpur block is 63%. 118326 out of total 185350 population is literate here. In males the literacy ratio is 70% as 65857 males out of total 93949 are educated however female literacy ratio is 57% as 52469 out of total 91401 females are educated in this Block.
The dark part is that illiteracy ratio of Shikarpur block is 36%. Here 67024 out of total 185350 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy ratio here is 29% as 28092 males out of total 93949 are uneducated. In females the illiteracy rate is 42% and 38932 out of total 91401 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of employed individual of Shikarpur block is 90045 while 95305 are non-working. And out of 90045 employed individual 35149 persons are fully dependent on cultivation.