Kandla Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Gandhidham sub district's the most populous census town located in Gandhidham sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Kandla census town is 3 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 5314 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kandla Ward No 01 and the population of Kandla Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Kandla which is within the census town. Gandhidham is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 12 km. District head quarter of the census town is Bhuj which is 69 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the census town and is 336 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 483 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8.7°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 9028 (57%) are male and 6754 (43%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kandla census town is 15%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 3574 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kandla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,782 14,939 428 415 2,422
Male 9,028 8,520 272 236 1,323
Female 6,754 6,419 156 179 1,099

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 54% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 45% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 931 in Hindus are 573.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kandla

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,782 7,094 8,573 60 16 9 6 0 24
Male 9,028 4,510 4,440 38 12 5 4 0 19
Female 6,754 2,584 4,133 22 4 4 2 0 5

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 7.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 8.5% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 6.6%. General caste population has increased by 8.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -14.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -11.3% and child population has increased by 14.5% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kandla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.4% 8.8% -14.7% -11.3% 14.5%
Male 6.6% 7.2% -1.4% -4.8% 24.1%
Female 8.5% 11.1% -31% -18.6% 4.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 748 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 753, in schedule caste is 574 and in schedule tribe is 758. There are 831 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 153 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kandla

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 25 -245 -129 -153
2011 748 753 574 758 831
2001 735 728 819 887 984

Literacy

Total 6877 people in the census town are literate, among them 4771 are male and 2106 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kandla is 51%. 62% of male and 37% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kandla

Total Male Female
Change 0.6% 0.2% 1.7%
2011 51.5% 61.9% 37.2%
2001 50.9% 61.7% 35.5%

Workers profile

Kandla has 40% (6270) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 8% female population are working population. 60% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kandla

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.7% 37.1% 2.7% 60.3%
Male 63.2% 60.4% 2.8% 36.8%
Female 8.4% 5.9% 2.5% 91.6%