Dholka Municipality, with population of about 80 thousand is Dholka sub district's only municipality located in Dholka sub district of Ahmadabad district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Dholka municipality is 21 km2. Population density of the city is 3814 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 80 thousand people, among them about 41 thousand (52%) are male and about 38 thousand (48%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dholka municipality is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 16 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 79,531 70,800 8,337 394 9,497
Male 41,157 36,549 4,389 219 5,131
Female 38,374 34,251 3,948 175 4,366

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 47.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 54 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 48.1% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 47.5%. General caste population has increased by 44%; Schedule caste population has increased by 93.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.5% and child population has increased by 30.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 47.8% 44% 93.7% 15.5% 30.2%
Male 47.5% 43.6% 93% 19% 30.3%
Female 48.1% 44.3% 94.5% 11.5% 30.1%

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 937, in schedule caste is 900 and in schedule tribe is 799. There are 851 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 decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 5 7 -54 -2
2011 932 937 900 799 851
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 83%. 88% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total Male Female
Change 7.5% 4.7% 10.6%
2011 82.7% 88.2% 76.9%
2001 75.2% 83.5% 66.3%

Workers profile

Dholka has 36% (about 28 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 35.6% 29.8% 5.8% 64.4%
Male 55.3% 48.6% 6.8% 44.7%
Female 14.5% 9.7% 4.8% 85.5%