Dholka Municipality And Out Growth, with population of about 81 thousand is Dholka sub district's only municipality and out growth located in Dholka sub district of Ahmadabad district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Dholka municipality and out growth is 21 km2. Population density of the city is 3882 persons per km2. There are 13 wards in the city, among them Dholka Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of about 10 thousand and Maflipur (og) Ward No 13 (rural Mdds Code:511764) is the least populous ward with population of 1414.

Nearest railway station is Dhloka which is within the city. Dholka is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Ahmadabad which is 42 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 65 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 550 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10.8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 81 thousand people, among them about 42 thousand (52%) are male and about 39 thousand (48%) 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 Dholka municipality and out growth is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 17 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dholka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 80,945 72,200 8,337 408 9,776
Male 41,905 37,289 4,389 227 5,272
Female 39,040 34,911 3,948 181 4,504

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 65% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 908 in Muslims are 981.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dholka

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 80,945 52,687 27,684 179 84 35 194 0 82
Male 41,905 27,609 13,978 91 44 19 107 0 57
Female 39,040 25,078 13,706 88 40 16 87 0 25

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 50.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 54 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 50.6% which is 0.4% higher than male population growth rate of 50.2%. General caste population has increased by 46.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 93.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.6% and child population has increased by 34% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 50.4% 46.8% 93.7% 19.6% 34%
Male 50.2% 46.5% 93% 23.4% 33.9%
Female 50.6% 47.1% 94.5% 15.3% 34.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 932 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 936, in schedule caste is 900 and in schedule tribe is 797. There are 854 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 4 7 -56 1
2011 932 936 900 797 854
2001 929 932 893 853 853

Literacy

Total about 58 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 32 thousand are male and about 26 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dholka is 82%. 88% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total Male Female
Change 6.9% 4.2% 9.9%
2011 82.1% 87.7% 76.2%
2001 75.2% 83.5% 66.3%

Workers profile

Dholka has 36% (about 29 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 15% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dholka

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.7% 30% 5.7% 64.3%
Male 55.3% 48.6% 6.7% 44.7%
Female 14.8% 10% 4.7% 85.2%