Porbandar District, with population of about 5.9 lakh is Gujarat's the 2nd least populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Porbandar district is 2316 km2 and it is the 4th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 253 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Porbandar is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.8 lakh and Kutiyana is the least populous sub district with population of about 86 thousand.

There are 5 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Porbandar Municipality and Out Growth; Porbandar, Chhaya, Ranavav and Kutiyana Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 5.9 lakh people, among them about 3 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.9 lakh (49%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Porbandar district is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 51% (about 3 lakh) live in Porbandar District rural part and 49% (about 2.9 lakh) population live in the Porbandar District urban part. Rural population density of Porbandar district is 140 and urban population density is 1602 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Porbandar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 585,449 520,580 51,830 13,039 65,926
Male 300,209 266,872 26,607 6,730 34,648
Female 285,240 253,708 25,223 6,309 31,278

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Porbandar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Porbandar 384660 Madhavpur 20241 Porbandar 152760
Ranavav 114568 Kandorna-Rana 8690 Porbandar 151770
Kutiyana 86221 Dharampur 7704 Chhaya 47699
Balej 6392 Ranavav 46018
Khageshri 6186 Khapat 16744
Advana 5736 Kutiyana 16581
Oddar 5379 Amardad 5872
Kadachh 5130
Bakharla 4779
Mander 4683

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% 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 949 in Muslims are 980.

Religion wise population 2011 - Porbandar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 585,449 549,749 33,565 500 248 91 515 38 743
Male 300,209 282,116 16,949 268 153 50 254 24 395
Female 285,240 267,633 16,616 232 95 41 261 14 348

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 9.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 9.3% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of 8.8%. General caste population has increased by 8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 102% and child population has decreased by -13.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Porbandar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.1% 8% 7.5% 102% -13.4%
Male 8.8% 7.8% 7.2% 99.1% -13.6%
Female 9.3% 8.2% 7.8% 105.1% -13.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 950 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 951, in schedule caste is 948 and in schedule tribe is 937. 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 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Porbandar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 4 4 5 27 5
2011 950 951 948 937 903
2001 946 947 943 910 898

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ranavav 959 Dataniya Nes 2000 Kutiyana 962
Kutiyana 955 Dhorivav Nes 1857 Ranavav 954
Porbandar 946 Chhapravala Nes 1444 Amardad 948
Fulzar Nes 1171 Khapat 944
Khakhravala Nes 1143 Porbandar 943
Satvira Nes 1104 Porbandar 943
Tukda Gosa 1079 Chhaya 930
Mokar 1072
Godhana 1067
Dharsan 1061

Literacy

Total about 3.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.2 lakh are male and about 1.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Porbandar is 76%. 83% of male and 68% 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 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Porbandar

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 5.1% 9.3%
2011 75.8% 83.5% 67.7%
2001 68.6% 78.4% 58.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Porbandar 78 Bhadula 94 Porbandar 86
Kutiyana 72 Karval Nes 88 Porbandar 86
Ranavav 71 Dharampur 81 Chhaya 84
Palkhada 81 Kutiyana 78
Simani 81 Khapat 77
Padardi 79 Amardad 75
Pipaliya 78 Ranavav 74
Gadhvana 77
Khijdad 77
Kunvadar 77

Workers profile

Porbandar has 39% (about 2.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 20% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Porbandar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.5% 33.4% 6.1% 60.5%
Male 58% 53.6% 4.4% 42%
Female 20% 12.1% 7.9% 80%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Porbandar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mokar 75.4 Ranavav 79.7
Khageshri 54.3 Kutiyana 36.2
Bhavpara 43.9 Porbandar 32.7
Balej 41.7 Porbandar 32.7
Gosa 40.5 Chhaya 17.8
Mahiyari 37.6 Khapat 6.9
Ratiya 37.2 Amardad 5
Madhavpur 34.6
Bhad 33.4
Advana 32.7