Sabar Kantha District, with population of about 24.3 lakh is Gujarat's the 8th most populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Sabar Kantha district is 7394 km2 and it is the 11th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 328 persons per km2. There are 13 sub districts in the district, among them Himatnagar is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.3 lakh and Vadali is the least populous sub district with population of about 92 thousand.

There are 9 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Himatnagar, Modasa, Idar, Khedbrahma and Prantij Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) and Idar Municipality and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 24.3 lakh people, among them about 12.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 11.8 lakh (49%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 22% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sabar Kantha district is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 4.8 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 85% (about 20.6 lakh) live in Sabar Kantha District rural part and 15% (about 3.6 lakh) population live in the Sabar Kantha District urban part. Rural population density of Sabar Kantha district is 289 and urban population density is 1520 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sabar Kantha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,428,589 1,698,748 187,685 542,156 345,490
Male 1,244,231 875,173 96,527 272,531 181,529
Female 1,184,358 823,575 91,158 269,625 163,961

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Sabar Kantha

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Himatnagar 325669 Dhansura 12424 Himatnagar 81137
Khedbrahma 293143 Kanknol 11529 Modasa 67648
Idar 257904 Ilol 9445 Idar 42306
Bhiloda 239216 Demai 8958 Idar 31176
Modasa 222625 Dantral 8883 Khedbrahma 25001
Bayad 206391 Choila 8648 Prantij 23596
Meghraj 167115 Demti 8577 Vadali 20646
Prantij 161279 Tintoi 8564 Talod 18298
Talod 154424 Gabat 8482 Bayad 17886
Dhansura 106733 Balvantpura 8368 Bhiloda 16074

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 951 in Muslims are 968.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sabar Kantha

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,428,589 2,260,560 148,563 6,375 614 168 11,110 52 1,147
Male 1,244,231 1,158,715 75,495 3,245 303 100 5,682 27 664
Female 1,184,358 1,101,845 73,068 3,130 311 68 5,428 25 483

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 16.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 16.9% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 16.3%. General caste population has increased by 14.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 29% and child population has increased by 6.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sabar Kantha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.6% 14.1% 8.3% 29% 6.4%
Male 16.3% 13.7% 8.3% 29.2% 5.1%
Female 16.9% 14.5% 8.2% 28.8% 7.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 952 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 941, in schedule caste is 944 and in schedule tribe is 989. There are 903 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 24 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sabar Kantha

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 6 -1 -4 24
2011 952 941 944 989 903
2001 947 935 945 993 879

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Sabar Kantha

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Vijaynagar 999 Tasiya 1375 Khedbrahma 957
Khedbrahma 981 Chumfari 1333 Prantij 951
Bhiloda 977 Fatepur 1237 Vadali 950
Meghraj 966 Karanpur 1234 Meghraj 948
Vadali 958 Godhawada 1218 Sathamba 947
Malpur 956 Akodra 1214 Vijaynagar 938
Idar 947 Delvada (Chhochhar) 1186 Malpur 938
Modasa 943 Velaniya 1155 Modasa 937
Bayad 940 Lodhiyana Pahadiya 1150 Bhiloda 936
Talod 937 Ukardi 1149 Savgadh 935

Literacy

Total about 15.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.2 lakh are male and about 6.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sabar Kantha is 76%. 86% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sabar Kantha

Total Male Female
Change 9.2% 6.0% 12.4%
2011 75.8% 86.4% 64.7%
2001 66.6% 80.4% 52.3%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Sabar Kantha

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Himatnagar 84 Nichi Dhanal 99 Modasa 87
Prantij 81 Jitpur (Ramsi) 99 Himatnagar 87
Idar 80 Basol 99 Parabada 87
Modasa 79 Himatpur 99 Savgadh 86
Bhiloda 79 Rampur (Brahmpuri) 98 Meghraj 86
Talod 78 Kesharpura Kampo 98 Prantij 84
Bayad 77 Badarpura 97 Malpur 84
Vijaynagar 76 Javanpur 96 Bhiloda 84
Dhansura 76 Jagmer 96 Idar 83
Vadali 75 Jitpur (Vadgam) 95 Bayad 83

Workers profile

Sabar Kantha has 45% (about 10.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 34% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 17% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sabar Kantha

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.7% 32.7% 11.9% 55.3%
Male 54.8% 48.1% 6.6% 45.2%
Female 34.1% 16.6% 17.5% 65.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sabar Kantha

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ilol 32.4 Vadali 36.6
Dhansura 31.3 Idar 29.8
Kunol 26.6 Idar 29.8
Akrund 25 Khedbrahma 27.3
Shinol 24.5 Bayad 23.6
Demti 24.5 Talod 22.4
Mudeti 23.7 Prantij 20.4
Bhankhra 23.2 Bhiloda 13.8
Kundol (Pal) 23.1 Modasa 13.5
Amodara 22.8 Savgadh 9.9