Bhachau Municipality, with population of about 40 thousand is Bhachau sub district's only municipality located in Bhachau sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bhachau municipality is 27 km2. Population density of the city is 1460 persons per km2. There are 9 wards in the city, among them Bhachau Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 7965 and Bhachau Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 2492.

Nearest railway station is Bhachau which is within the city. Bhachau is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhuj which is 77 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 302 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 781 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 40 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (55%) are male and about 18 thousand (45%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhachau municipality is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 8647 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhachau

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 39,532 35,232 3,779 521 6,236
Male 21,661 19,443 1,953 265 3,270
Female 17,871 15,789 1,826 256 2,966

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 15% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 797 in Muslims are 941 and in Jains are 1129.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhachau

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 39,532 32,500 5,845 69 39 2 1,060 0 17
Male 21,661 18,086 3,011 31 21 1 498 0 13
Female 17,871 14,414 2,834 38 18 1 562 0 4

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 55.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 48% which is -14.7% lower than male population growth rate of 62.7%. General caste population has increased by 75.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 40.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -80.2% and child population has increased by 45.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhachau

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 55.7% 75.7% 40.1% -80.2% 45.6%
Male 62.7% 85.1% 36.5% -80.7% 42.2%
Female 48% 65.3% 44.2% -79.7% 49.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 825 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 812, in schedule caste is 935 and in schedule tribe is 966. There are 907 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 83 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 44 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhachau

Total General SC ST Child
Change -83 -98 50 50 44
2011 825 812 935 966 907
2001 908 910 885 916 863

Literacy

Total about 24 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 15 thousand are male and 9021 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhachau is 72%. 81% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhachau

Total Male Female
Change 13.0% 10.9% 14.0%
2011 71.9% 81.2% 60.5%
2001 58.9% 70.3% 46.5%

Workers profile

Bhachau has 35% (about 14 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 11% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhachau

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.7% 32% 2.7% 65.3%
Male 54.4% 53% 1.4% 45.6%
Female 10.8% 6.5% 4.3% 89.2%