Junagadh District, with population of about 27.4 lakh is Gujarat's the 7th most populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Junagadh district is 8831 km2 and it is the 7th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 311 persons per km2. There are 14 sub districts in the district, among them Junagadh is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.4 lakh and Mendarda is the least populous sub district with population of about 69 thousand.

There are 15 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Junagadh Municipal Corporation; Veraval and Mangrol Municipality and Out Growths Veraval, Keshod, Mangrol, Una and Kodinar Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 27.4 lakh people, among them about 14 lakh (51%) are male and about 13.4 lakh (49%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Junagadh district is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 5.3 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 67% (about 18.4 lakh) live in Junagadh District rural part and 33% (about 9.1 lakh) population live in the Junagadh District urban part. Rural population density of Junagadh district is 219 and urban population density is 1960 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Junagadh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,743,082 2,421,718 265,793 55,571 311,930
Male 1,404,356 1,239,574 136,319 28,463 163,535
Female 1,338,726 1,182,144 129,474 27,108 148,395

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Junagadh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Junagadh 439420 Mendarda 15766 Junagadh 319462
Una 388477 Velan 14751 Veraval 171121
Patan-Veraval 322492 Navabandar 14015 Veraval 154636
Kodinar 228809 Malia 13785 Keshod 76193
Mangrol 212973 Delwada 12247 Mangrol 69779
Keshod 194746 Dhamlej 11531 Mangrol 63794
Malia 160181 Bhesan 11358 Una 58528
Sutrapada 141968 Bilkha 11134 Kodinar 41492
Visavadar 140023 Gir Gadhada 9631 Manavadar 30850
Talala 135731 Vadnagar 9296 Sutrapada 26132

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 952 in Muslims are 965.

Religion wise population 2011 - Junagadh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,743,082 2,397,056 334,858 2,586 1,110 1,291 3,841 77 2,263
Male 1,404,356 1,228,210 170,387 1,317 576 672 1,947 42 1,205
Female 1,338,726 1,168,846 164,471 1,269 534 619 1,894 35 1,058

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 12% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 12% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 12.1%. General caste population has increased by 10.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 195.1% and child population has decreased by -15.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Junagadh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12% 10.4% 12.8% 195.1% -15.6%
Male 12.1% 10.5% 12.4% 191.4% -15.8%
Female 12% 10.2% 13.3% 199% -15.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 953 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 954, in schedule caste is 950 and in schedule tribe is 952. There are 907 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 2 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 - Junagadh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -2 -2 8 24 4
2011 953 954 950 952 907
2001 955 956 942 928 903

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kodinar 978 Sajiya 1700 Veraval 969
Sutrapada 969 Kanthala Nes 1310 Mangrol 967
Una 962 Goradwala 1308 Veraval 967
Patan-Veraval 961 Mandvi 1174 Kodinar 965
Bhesan 958 Pancholi 1111 Mangrol 964
Mangrol 953 Luvari Moli 1105 Sutrapada 959
Malia 952 Shirvan 1104 Junagadh 955
Visavadar 950 Gorakhpur 1101 Chorvad 951
Junagadh 946 Silodar 1101 Vanthali 949
Talala 944 Rafaliya 1096 Bantwa 949

Literacy

Total about 18.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 10.5 lakh are male and about 8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Junagadh is 76%. 84% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Junagadh

Total Male Female
Change 8.0% 5.7% 10.5%
2011 75.8% 84.4% 66.9%
2001 67.8% 78.7% 56.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Junagadh 85 Chhodvadi 100 Junagadh 88
Keshod 79 Bheriya 100 Talala 85
Manavadar 78 Sagdividi 100 Keshod 85
Mendarda 78 Kerambha 100 Visavadar 83
Vanthali 77 Dedkadi 100 Bantwa 83
Talala 75 Devaliya 93 Una 82
Bhesan 75 Pipli 88 Vanthali 81
Kodinar 74 Timbdi 87 Bhalpara 80
Visavadar 74 Kindarva 87 Manavadar 80
Mangrol 74 Tulsishyam 86 Kodinar 80

Workers profile

Junagadh has 41% (about 11.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 24% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Junagadh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41% 34.4% 6.6% 59%
Male 57.1% 53.9% 3.2% 42.9%
Female 24% 13.9% 10.1% 76%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Junagadh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Velan 39.5 Mangrol 77.1
Bhesan 36.3 Mangrol 77.1
Ajab 32.4 Junagadh 57.2
Ghantvad 30.1 Keshod 41.9
Bagasra-Ghed 29.5 Veraval 40
Monpari Moti 29.2 Veraval 40
Malia 29 Una 37.4
Ranpur 28.8 Vanthali 35.6
Lodhva 28.4 Sutrapada 34.9
Chhodvadi 26.6 Bantwa 30.4