Rapar Municipality, with population of about 28 thousand is Rapar sub district's only municipality located in Rapar sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Rapar municipality is 52 km2. Population density of the city is 548 persons per km2. There are 7 wards in the city, among them Rapar Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 5410 and Rapar Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 2679.

Nearest railway station is Chitrod which is 22 km far from here. Rapar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhuj which is 140 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 362 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 835 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 28 thousand people, among them about 14 thousand (51%) are male and about 14 thousand (49%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rapar municipality is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 5739 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rapar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28,407 23,851 4,291 265 4,627
Male 14,388 12,040 2,212 136 2,419
Female 14,019 11,811 2,079 129 2,208

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 979 in Muslims are 936 and in Jains are 991.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rapar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 28,407 24,003 3,044 10 23 12 1,300 1 14
Male 14,388 12,131 1,572 4 12 7 653 1 8
Female 14,019 11,872 1,472 6 11 5 647 0 6

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 23.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 23 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 25.2% which is 3.9% higher than male population growth rate of 21.3%. General caste population has increased by 40%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -90% and child population has increased by 17.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rapar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.2% 40% 27.6% -90% 17.6%
Male 21.3% 38.9% 24.2% -90.4% 19.4%
Female 25.2% 41.2% 31.4% -89.7% 15.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 974 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 981, in schedule caste is 940 and in schedule tribe is 949. There are 913 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 29 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 29 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rapar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 29 16 52 62 -29
2011 974 981 940 949 913
2001 945 965 888 887 942

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9217 are male and 6941 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rapar is 68%. 77% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rapar

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 5.6% 9.5%
2011 67.9% 77% 58.8%
2001 60.7% 71.4% 49.3%

Workers profile

Rapar has 32% (9087) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 11% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rapar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32% 29.1% 2.9% 68%
Male 52.9% 50.1% 2.7% 47.1%
Female 10.6% 7.5% 3.1% 89.4%