Kachchh District Rural Part, with population of about 13.6 lakh is Gujarat's the 12th most rural populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Kachchh district rural part is about 45 thousand km2 and it is the biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 30 persons per km2. There are 10 sub districts in the district, among them Bhuj Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 2.3 lakh and Gandhidham Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 39 thousand.

There are 7 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Gandhidham, Bhuj, Anjar, Mandvi and Bhachau Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) and Bhuj Municipality and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 13.6 lakh people, among them about 7.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 6.5 lakh (48%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kachchh district rural part is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.9 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Kachchh district rural part is 30 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kachchh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,363,836 1,179,245 170,304 14,287 222,543
Male 713,524 618,648 87,247 7,629 115,533
Female 650,312 560,597 83,057 6,658 107,010

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 75% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 23% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 899 in Muslims are 955 and in Jains are 1110.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kachchh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,363,836 1,028,594 320,173 1,893 3,513 138 8,902 32 591
Male 713,524 541,588 163,780 1,093 2,390 75 4,219 21 358
Female 650,312 487,006 156,393 800 1,123 63 4,683 11 233

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 23.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 20.2% which is -5.5% lower than male population growth rate of 25.7%. General caste population has increased by 35.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 28.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -86.6% and child population has increased by 17.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kachchh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.1% 35.6% 28.6% -86.6% 17.5%
Male 25.7% 39.3% 28.2% -86.2% 17.6%
Female 20.2% 31.8% 29% -86.9% 17.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 911 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 906, in schedule caste is 952 and in schedule tribe is 873. There are 926 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 42 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kachchh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -42 -52 6 -49 -1
2011 911 906 952 873 926
2001 953 958 946 922 927

Literacy

Total about 7.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.5 lakh are male and about 2.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kachchh is 65%. 75% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kachchh

Total Male Female
Change 11.4% 10.0% 12.4%
2011 64.9% 75.1% 53.7%
2001 53.5% 65.1% 41.3%

Workers profile

Kachchh has 38% (about 5.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 17% female population are working population. 54% 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 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kachchh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.9% 32.9% 5% 62.1%
Male 56.8% 53.6% 3.1% 43.2%
Female 17.2% 10.1% 7.1% 82.8%