Gandhidham Municipality, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Gandhidham sub district's only municipality located in Gandhidham sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Gandhidham municipality is 30 km2. Population density of the city is 8384 persons per km2. There are 14 wards in the city, among them Gandhidham Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of about 30 thousand and Gandhidham Ward No 08 is the least populous ward with population of about 11 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Gandhidham which is within the city. Gandhidham is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhuj which is 55 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 324 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 483 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8.7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (47%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gandhidham municipality is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 55 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gandhidham

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 247,992 193,432 50,479 4,081 32,757
Male 131,484 103,232 26,137 2,115 17,135
Female 116,508 90,200 24,342 1,966 15,622

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 885 in Muslims are 869 and in Jains are 1018

Religion wise population 2011 - Gandhidham

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 247,992 226,255 13,581 2,999 1,365 177 3,132 43 440
Male 131,484 120,045 7,268 1,508 733 88 1,552 24 266
Female 116,508 106,210 6,313 1,491 632 89 1,580 19 174

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 63.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 61.1% which is -4.5% lower than male population growth rate of 65.6%. General caste population has increased by 64%; Schedule caste population has increased by 71.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -6.3% and child population has increased by 54.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gandhidham

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 63.5% 64% 71.9% -6.3% 54.9%
Male 65.6% 67.1% 70.6% -7.9% 53.3%
Female 61.1% 60.4% 73.4% -4.4% 56.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 886 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 874, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 930. There are 912 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gandhidham

Total General SC ST Child
Change -25 -36 15 34 19
2011 886 874 931 930 912
2001 911 910 916 896 893

Literacy

Total about 1.8 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1 lakh are male and about 75 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gandhidham is 82%. 88% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gandhidham

Total Male Female
Change 6.5% 4.8% 8.2%
2011 81.8% 88% 74.8%
2001 75.3% 83.2% 66.6%

Workers profile

Gandhidham has 36% (about 90 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 12% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gandhidham

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.1% 33.6% 2.5% 63.9%
Male 57.9% 54.8% 3.1% 42.1%
Female 11.6% 9.8% 1.9% 88.4%