Surendranagar District, with population of about 17.6 lakh is Gujarat's the 11th least populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Surendranagar district is about 10 thousand km2 and it is the 5th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 168 persons per km2. There are 10 sub districts in the district, among them Wadhwan is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.6 lakh and Lakhtar is the least populous sub district with population of about 76 thousand.

There are 8 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Surendranagar Dudhrej, Wadhwan, Dhrangadhra, Limbdi and Thangadh Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 17.6 lakh people, among them about 9.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 8.5 lakh (48%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Surendranagar district is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 3.4 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 72% (about 12.6 lakh) live in Surendranagar District rural part and 28% (about 5 lakh) population live in the Surendranagar District urban part. Rural population density of Surendranagar district is 124 and urban population density is 1686 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Surendranagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,756,268 1,555,354 179,461 21,453 240,011
Male 909,917 805,422 93,427 11,068 126,572
Female 846,351 749,932 86,034 10,385 113,439

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Surendranagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Wadhwan 359325 Sayla 16169 Surendranagar Dudhrej 177851
Chotila 220855 Chuda 15350 Wadhwan 75755
Dhrangadhra 218041 Lakhtar 12371 Dhrangadhra 75133
Dasada 180641 Kondh 9867 Limbdi 42769
Limbdi 175339 Ranagadh 9501 Thangadh 42351
Halvad 171000 Ralol 9351 Halvad 32024
Sayla 138643 Muli 9191 Chotila 21364
Muli 118902 Dasada 8733 Patdi 17725
Chuda 97916 Sudamda 8286 Kharaghoda 11944
Lakhtar 75606 Charadva 8256

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% 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 928 in Muslims are 969 and in Jains are 949.

Religion wise population 2011 - Surendranagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,756,268 1,620,282 109,681 1,419 512 312 22,992 128 942
Male 909,917 840,600 55,708 743 288 170 11,798 55 555
Female 846,351 779,682 53,973 676 224 142 11,194 73 387

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 15.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 16.3% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 15.5%. General caste population has increased by 16.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 49.6% and child population has decreased by -2.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Surendranagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.9% 16.5% 8% 49.6% -2.9%
Male 15.5% 16.1% 8% 48.6% -3.5%
Female 16.3% 17% 8% 50.8% -2.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 931, in schedule caste is 921 and in schedule tribe is 938. There are 896 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Surendranagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 7 0 13 10
2011 930 931 921 938 896
2001 924 924 921 925 886

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Surendranagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sayla 944 Shekhdod 1090 Chotila 939
Lakhtar 942 Vaghgadh 1089 Halvad 925
Halvad 941 Pandatirath 1080 Wadhwan 921
Chuda 935 Kalam 1073 Surendranagar Dudhrej 919
Dasada 933 Bhalgam 1071 Thangadh 914
Muli 932 Pratappur 1071 Limbdi 912
Limbdi 931 Vaghela 1061 Patdi 907
Wadhwan 927 Dholi 1055 Kharaghoda 883
Chotila 925 Gangajal 1043 Dhrangadhra 854
Dhrangadhra 913 Adala 1041

Literacy

Total about 10.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.4 lakh are male and about 4.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Surendranagar is 72%. 82% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Surendranagar

Total Male Female
Change 10.5% 7.9% 13.4%
2011 72.1% 82.1% 61.5%
2001 61.6% 74.2% 48.1%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Surendranagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Wadhwan 81 Sali 95 Surendranagar Dudhrej 85
Dasada 75 Metasar 94 Limbdi 84
Dhrangadhra 75 Kamalpur 94 Wadhwan 84
Halvad 73 Ghaspur 92 Patdi 82
Limbdi 70 Malvan 92 Dhrangadhra 81
Chuda 70 Echhvada 91 Halvad 80
Lakhtar 70 Dudapur 91 Thangadh 78
Chotila 65 Haripura 91 Chotila 78
Muli 65 Bhimora 91 Kharaghoda 61
Sayla 60 Bhechada 91

Workers profile

Surendranagar has 41% (about 7.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 26% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Surendranagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.2% 33.4% 7.8% 58.8%
Male 55.4% 51.7% 3.7% 44.6%
Female 25.9% 13.7% 12.2% 74.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Surendranagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ranagadh 135.4 Halvad 74.1
Kondh 97.5 Patdi 51.3
Odu 92.8 Thangadh 50.4
Ralol 73.2 Surendranagar Dudhrej 38.6
Degam 68.1 Chotila 28.2
Muli 65.7 Wadhwan 20
Sayla 65.2 Dhrangadhra 14.3
Zinzuwada 62.8 Kharaghoda 11.6
Bajana 59.8 Limbdi 6.2
Lakhtar 57.4