Bhuj Municipality, with population of about 1.4 lakh is Bhuj sub district's only municipality located in Bhuj sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bhuj municipality is 40 km2. Population density of the city is 3601 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Bhuj Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of about 28 thousand and Bhuj Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 5148.

Nearest railway station is Bhuj which is within the city. Bhuj is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhuj. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 379 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 500 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.4 lakh people, among them about 76 thousand (53%) are male and about 67 thousand (47%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhuj municipality is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 32 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhuj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 143,286 133,033 7,874 2,379 16,592
Male 75,914 70,610 4,088 1,216 8,709
Female 67,372 62,423 3,786 1,163 7,883

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 45.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 99 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 44.1% which is -2.5% lower than male population growth rate of 46.6%. General caste population has increased by 49.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 40.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -41.4% and child population has increased by 42.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 45.4% 49.7% 40.7% -41.4% 42.4%
Male 46.6% 51.3% 41.2% -44.8% 43%
Female 44.1% 47.9% 40.1% -37.3% 41.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 887 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 884, in schedule caste is 926 and in schedule tribe is 956. There are 905 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total General SC ST Child
Change -16 -20 -7 114 -8
2011 887 884 926 956 905
2001 903 904 933 842 913

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 61 thousand are male and about 49 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhuj is 87%. 91% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 6.5% 11.0%
2011 86.6% 90.8% 81.8%
2001 77.9% 84.3% 70.8%

Workers profile

Bhuj has 38% (about 54 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 13% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhuj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.6% 33.3% 4.4% 62.4%
Male 59.4% 54.6% 4.8% 40.6%
Female 13.2% 9.3% 3.9% 86.8%