Salaya Municipality, with population of about 33 thousand is Khambhalia sub district's the least populous municipality located in Khambhalia sub district of Jamnagar district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Salaya municipality is 10 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 3478 persons per km2. There are 9 wards in the city, among them Salaya Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of 4730 and Salaya Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 3044.

Nearest railway station is Khambhalia which is 13 km far from here. Khambhalia is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 13 km. District head quarter of the city is Jamnagar which is 72 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 403 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 50 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11.5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 33 thousand people, among them about 16 thousand (50%) are male and about 17 thousand (50%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Salaya municipality is 17%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 4684 households in the city and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Salaya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 33,246 32,763 477 6 5,547
Male 16,485 16,243 238 4 2,798
Female 16,761 16,520 239 2 2,749

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1024 in Hindus are 942.

Religion wise population 2011 - Salaya

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 33,246 2,730 30,466 40 7 0 1 0 2
Male 16,485 1,406 15,052 22 3 0 0 0 2
Female 16,761 1,324 15,414 18 4 0 1 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 23.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 27 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 24.2% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 23.2%. General caste population has increased by 24.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -0.4% and child population has increased by 8.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Salaya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.7% 24.1% -0.4% 0% 8.4%
Male 23.2% 23.6% 2.6% 0% 9.6%
Female 24.2% 24.7% -3.2% 0% 7.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1017 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1017, in schedule caste is 1004 and in schedule tribe is 500. There are 982 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 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Salaya

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 9 -61 500 -21
2011 1017 1017 1004 500 982
2001 1009 1008 1065 0 1003

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 8459 are male and 4735 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Salaya is 48%. 62% of male and 34% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 16%. Male literacy has gone up by 18% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Salaya

Total Male Female
Change 15.3% 18.0% 12.8%
2011 47.6% 61.8% 33.8%
2001 32.3% 43.8% 21%

Workers profile

Salaya has 30% (9969) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 6% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Salaya

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30% 28.2% 1.8% 70%
Male 54.4% 53.1% 1.3% 45.6%
Female 6% 3.7% 2.2% 94%