Kachchh District Urban Part, with population of about 7.3 lakh is Gujarat's the 8th most urban populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Kachchh district urban part is 292 km2 and it is the 12th biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 2494 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Gandhidham Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 2.9 lakh and Mundra Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of about 20 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 7.3 lakh people, among them about 3.8 lakh (53%) are male and about 3.5 lakh (47%) 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 urban part is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.6 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Kachchh district urban part is 2494 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kachchh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 728,535 630,039 88,555 9,941 95,869
Male 383,213 332,040 45,977 5,196 50,206
Female 345,322 297,999 42,578 4,745 45,663

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 889 in Muslims are 953 and in Jains are 1009.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kachchh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 728,535 580,327 122,182 4,299 2,840 352 16,410 66 2,059
Male 383,213 307,272 62,572 2,235 1,624 187 8,168 35 1,120
Female 345,322 273,055 59,610 2,064 1,216 165 8,242 31 939

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 53.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 52% which is -2.7% lower than male population growth rate of 54.7%. General caste population has increased by 58.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 65.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -58.3% and child population has increased by 47.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kachchh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 53.4% 58.5% 65.5% -58.3% 47.3%
Male 54.7% 60.3% 64.5% -58.6% 47%
Female 52% 56.5% 66.7% -58% 47.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 901 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 897, in schedule caste is 926 and in schedule tribe is 913. There are 910 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kachchh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -16 -22 12 14 4
2011 901 897 926 913 910
2001 917 919 914 899 906

Literacy

Total about 5.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.9 lakh are male and about 2.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kachchh is 81%. 87% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kachchh

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 5.2% 8.6%
2011 80.8% 87.1% 73.9%
2001 74% 81.9% 65.3%

Workers profile

Kachchh has 36% (about 2.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 11% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kachchh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.6% 32.8% 2.8% 64.4%
Male 57.3% 54.5% 2.9% 42.7%
Female 11.5% 8.7% 2.8% 88.5%