Bhavnagar District, with population of about 28.8 lakh is Gujarat's the 6th most populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bhavnagar district is about 10 thousand km2 and it is the 6th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 287 persons per km2. There are 11 sub districts in the district, among them Bhavnagar is the most populous sub district with population of about 7.9 lakh and Vallabhipur is the least populous sub district with population of about 80 thousand.

There are 11 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation; Botad, Mahuva, Palitana, Sihor and Gariadhar Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) and Mahuva Municipality and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 28.8 lakh people, among them about 14.9 lakh (52%) are male and about 13.9 lakh (48%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhavnagar district is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 5.4 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 59% (about 17 lakh) live in Bhavnagar District rural part and 41% (about 11.8 lakh) population live in the Bhavnagar District urban part. Rural population density of Bhavnagar district is 176 and urban population density is 2894 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,880,365 2,714,221 157,034 9,110 381,470
Male 1,490,201 1,404,623 80,827 4,751 201,720
Female 1,390,164 1,309,598 76,207 4,359 179,750

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bhavnagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bhavnagar 787319 Jesar 13578 Bhavnagar 605882
Mahuva 452011 Sartanpar 12490 Bhavnagar 593368
Talaja 325667 Lathidad 12393 Botad 130327
Botad 286618 Paliyad 11977 Mahuva 98519
Palitana 230271 Tana 10774 Mahuva 82772
Sihor 212236 Nesvad 10501 Palitana 64497
Gadhada 200475 Mota Khuntavada 10334 Sihor 54547
Gariadhar 118276 Bhadrod 9601 Gariadhar 33949
Ghogha 100977 Sanosara 9340 Gadhada 29872
Umrala 86323 Kalsar 9230 Talaja 27822

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% 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 932 in Muslims are 943 and in Jains are 981.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,880,365 2,632,574 212,863 3,457 1,410 445 26,974 127 2,515
Male 1,490,201 1,362,821 109,528 1,831 770 242 13,613 70 1,326
Female 1,390,164 1,269,753 103,335 1,626 640 203 13,361 57 1,189

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 16.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 16.4% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 16.9%. General caste population has increased by 17%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 24.8% and child population has decreased by -5.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.6% 17% 10.5% 24.8% -5.1%
Male 16.9% 17.2% 10.7% 21.5% -5.6%
Female 16.4% 16.7% 10.3% 28.6% -4.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 933 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 932, in schedule caste is 943 and in schedule tribe is 917. There are 891 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 4 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 - Bhavnagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -4 -5 -4 50 10
2011 933 932 943 917 891
2001 937 937 947 867 881

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mahuva 968 Mota Chhaida 1233 Ghogha 1045
Gariadhar 959 Anandpur 1152 Katpar 970
Gadhada 959 Dudadhar 1142 Malanka 963
Palitana 958 Khakhariya 1139 Talaja 955
Ghogha 947 Khijadiya(Mokhadaka) 1132 Mahuva 947
Umrala 945 Survilas 1119 Mahuva 945
Botad 940 Khijadiya (Nonghanvadar) 1118 Palitana 942
Vallabhipur 940 Anida 1117 Gadhada 939
Sihor 923 Moti Mandavali 1106 Songadh 938
Bhavnagar 920 Bhanvadiya 1104 Vallabhipur 937

Literacy

Total about 18.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 10.9 lakh are male and about 8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhavnagar is 76%. 84% of male and 66% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total Male Female
Change 9.3% 6.4% 12.4%
2011 75.5% 84.4% 66.1%
2001 66.2% 78% 53.7%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhavnagar 83 Palanpar 100 Vartej 86
Ghogha 78 Jaliya(Kharana) 100 Bhavnagar 85
Gariadhar 76 Chonda 99 Bhavnagar 85
Botad 76 Kantodiya 97 Botad 82
Sihor 75 Malpara 95 Sihor 81
Palitana 74 Usrad 95 Dhola 81
Vallabhipur 74 Manvad (Hadmatiya) 95 Talaja 80
Umrala 74 Bharoli 93 Ghogha 80
Gadhada 72 Sanodar 93 Dhasa Vishi 80
Talaja 70 Bharatimba 92 Mahuva 80

Workers profile

Bhavnagar has 40% (about 11.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 22% female population are working population. 53% 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 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhavnagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.9% 34.4% 5.5% 60.1%
Male 56.3% 53.1% 3.2% 43.7%
Female 22.4% 14.5% 8% 77.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhavnagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Akwada 62.6 Gadhada 64.5
Monpur 59.4 Bhavnagar 54.1
Sanes 59 Bhavnagar 54.1
Turkha 49.6 Vallabhipur 40.9
Kalatalav 48 Sihor 32.4
Ganeshgadh 43.2 Gariadhar 27.7
Narbad 40.6 Vartej 20.5
Bhadbhid 39.9 Dhasa Vishi 20.2
Chamardi 39.4 Umrala 15.5
Patana 37 Talaja 14.4