Panch Mahals District, with population of about 23.9 lakh is Gujarat's the 9th most populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Panch Mahals district is 5231 km2 and it is the 13th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 457 persons per km2. There are 11 sub districts in the district, among them Godhra is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.6 lakh and Jambughoda is the least populous sub district with population of about 42 thousand.

There are 8 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Godhra, Halol, Lunawada, Kalol and Santrampur Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) Halol and Kalol Municipality and Out Growths.

Demographics

The district is home to about 23.9 lakh people, among them about 12.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 11.6 lakh (49%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 30% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Panch Mahals district is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 4.5 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 86% (about 20.6 lakh) live in Panch Mahals District rural part and 14% (about 3.3 lakh) population live in the Panch Mahals District urban part. Rural population density of Panch Mahals district is 402 and urban population density is 2823 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Panch Mahals

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,390,776 1,568,726 100,446 721,604 361,311
Male 1,226,961 807,335 51,278 368,348 186,998
Female 1,163,815 761,391 49,168 353,256 174,313

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Panch Mahals

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Godhra 462516 Vandeli 14781 Godhra 143644
Shehera 277559 Simaliya 12675 Halol 64265
Santrampur 265694 Gollav 12262 Halol 59605
Lunawada 257228 Vejalpur 11995 Lunawada 36954
Halol 237959 Sampa 11235 Kalol 32084
Ghoghamba 218467 Karoli 10237 Kalol 28777
Kalol 216371 Dhamnod 9551 Santrampur 19465
Morwa (Hadaf) 186920 Morwa (Hadaf) 9040 Shehera 19175
Kadana 129545 Batakwada 9022 Jafrabad 9685
Khanpur 96041 Aniad 8976 Vavdi Bujarg 9107

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 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 948 in Muslims are 956.

Religion wise population 2011 - Panch Mahals

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,390,776 2,220,974 158,513 2,863 662 337 5,236 131 2,060
Male 1,226,961 1,140,071 81,044 1,481 353 170 2,672 70 1,100
Female 1,163,815 1,080,903 77,469 1,382 309 167 2,564 61 960

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 18% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 18.7% which is 1.3% higher than male population growth rate of 17.4%. General caste population has increased by 13.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 29.8% and child population has increased by 5.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Panch Mahals

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18% 13.9% 8.6% 29.8% 5.9%
Male 17.4% 13.2% 8.2% 29.5% 6%
Female 18.7% 14.7% 9% 30% 5.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 949 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 943, in schedule caste is 959 and in schedule tribe is 959. There are 932 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 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Panch Mahals

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 13 7 4 -3
2011 949 943 959 959 932
2001 938 930 952 955 935

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Panch Mahals

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Morwa (Hadaf) 973 Bhuva Dungri 1320 Jafrabad 942
Khanpur 959 Bokannala 1293 Vavdi Bujarg 939
Ghoghamba 958 Albeta 1200 Godhra 935
Santrampur 956 Vavyo 1190 Kalol 935
Jambughoda 951 Chapatiya 1189 Santrampur 934
Kadana 951 Nani Vareth 1179 Kalol 933
Godhra 950 Jaliya Kuva 1176 Shehera 929
Shehera 948 Vaghadiyani Andhari 1175 Lunawada 928
Lunawada 942 Daniya 1168 Halol 913
Kalol 933 Kanzara (Sant) 1158 Halol 909

Literacy

Total about 14.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 8.6 lakh are male and about 5.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Panch Mahals is 71%. 83% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Panch Mahals

Total Male Female
Change 10.1% 6.6% 14.0%
2011 71% 82.5% 58.9%
2001 60.9% 75.9% 44.9%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Panch Mahals

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Godhra 76 Nizaran Dilgam 94 Lunawada 88
Lunawada 76 Galaliya 94 Godhra 88
Kalol 75 Pavapur 94 Kalol 87
Halol 72 Bhatna Muvada 94 Vavdi Bujarg 87
Shehera 71 Divada 93 Kalol 87
Santrampur 70 Chopda 93 Halol 86
Kadana 68 Rughanathpura 93 Kalol 86
Morwa (Hadaf) 68 Maliya 92 Halol 86
Khanpur 68 Vijapur 92 Santrampur 85
Jambughoda 64 Khoda Amba 92 Jafrabad 83

Workers profile

Panch Mahals has 46% (about 11 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 36% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 26% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Panch Mahals

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.9% 28.7% 17.2% 54.1%
Male 54.9% 45.7% 9.1% 45.1%
Female 36.4% 10.6% 25.8% 63.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Panch Mahals

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Simaliya 40.5 Halol 27
Kanpur 26.8 Halol 27
Khedaya Alias Pratapgadh 26.4 Godhra 20.2
Samli 25.6 Shehera 18.4
Gollav 24.4 Santrampur 17.2
Karoli 22.4 Lunawada 12.8
Champaner 22.3 Vavdi Bujarg 8
Vandeli 22.1 Kalol 7.5
Nadisar 20.7 Kalol 7.5
Talavdi 19.7 Jafrabad 6.9