Anjar Municipality, with population of about 87 thousand is Anjar sub district's only municipality located in Anjar sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Anjar municipality is 18 km2. Population density of the city is 4895 persons per km2. There are 12 wards in the city, among them Anjar Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of about 11 thousand and Anjar Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 4344.

Nearest railway station is Anjar which is within the city. Anjar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhuj which is 46 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 333 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 350 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 87 thousand people, among them about 45 thousand (52%) are male and about 42 thousand (48%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anjar municipality is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 19 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anjar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 87,183 81,099 5,619 465 11,723
Male 45,172 42,037 2,908 227 6,089
Female 42,011 39,062 2,711 238 5,634

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 912 in Muslims are 983 and in Jains are 1060.

Religion wise population 2011 - Anjar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 87,183 66,698 18,099 116 252 17 1,485 4 512
Male 45,172 34,878 9,126 58 126 10 721 2 251
Female 42,011 31,820 8,973 58 126 7 764 2 261

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 27.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 68 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 27.3% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 27.8%. General caste population has increased by 38.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -90.9% and child population has increased by 18.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Anjar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27.6% 38.8% 16.4% -90.9% 18.9%
Male 27.8% 39.5% 15.7% -91.5% 16.3%
Female 27.3% 38.1% 17.2% -90.1% 21.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 932 and in schedule tribe is 1048. There are 925 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 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 42 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Anjar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -4 -9 11 154 42
2011 930 929 932 1048 925
2001 934 938 921 894 883

Literacy

Total about 61 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 34 thousand are male and about 27 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anjar is 80%. 87% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Anjar

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 3.7% 7.1%
2011 80.5% 86.7% 73.8%
2001 75.1% 83% 66.7%

Workers profile

Anjar has 33% (about 29 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 8% female population are working population. 55% 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 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Anjar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33% 31.5% 1.5% 67%
Male 55.9% 54.6% 1.3% 44.1%
Female 8.3% 6.7% 1.6% 91.7%