Narmada District, with population of about 5.9 lakh is Gujarat's the 3rd least populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Narmada district is 2817 km2 and it is the 5th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 210 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Nandod is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.4 lakh and Tilakwada is the least populous sub district with population of about 64 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Rajpipla Municipality.

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. 17% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 82% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Narmada district is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% 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 90% (about 5.3 lakh) live in Narmada District rural part and 10% (about 62 thousand) population live in the Narmada District urban part. Rural population density of Narmada district is 189 and urban population density is 2462 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Narmada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 590,297 100,172 8,733 481,392 78,123
Male 301,086 52,097 4,465 244,524 40,250
Female 289,211 48,075 4,268 236,868 37,873

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Narmada

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Nandod 241053 Chikda 3921 Rajpipla 34845
Dediapada 174449 Amletha 3665 Dediapada 9026
Sagbara 110924 Tilakwada 3649 Kevadiya 6788
Tilakwada 63871 Vadia 3563 Selamba 6717
Khopi 3544 Sagbara 4496
Javli 3482
Lachhras 3311
Kolvan 3294
Ambavadi 2953
Zarvani 2931

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 960 in Muslims are 959.

Religion wise population 2011 - Narmada

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 590,297 559,848 22,600 4,413 147 80 373 2,078 758
Male 301,086 285,703 11,538 2,113 76 40 196 1,007 413
Female 289,211 274,145 11,062 2,300 71 40 177 1,071 345

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 14.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 15.5% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 14.1%. General caste population has decreased by -2.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -13%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.9% and child population has decreased by -3.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Narmada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.8% -2.5% -13% 19.9% -3.5%
Male 14.1% -4.3% -13.8% 19.7% -3.3%
Female 15.5% -0.4% -12.2% 20% -3.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 961 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 923, in schedule caste is 956 and in schedule tribe is 969. There are 941 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Narmada

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 37 18 3 -4
2011 961 923 956 969 941
2001 949 886 938 966 945

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sagbara 1013 Kuyala 1571 Sagbara 985
Dediapada 977 Shishkhuta 1340 Rajpipla 977
Nandod 935 Kodba 1296 Selamba 950
Tilakwada 924 Pangam 1276 Kevadiya 905
Kanjai 1219 Dediapada 887
Golvan 1210
Andu 1200
Pana 1197
Mohbi 1193
Chatwad 1174

Literacy

Total about 3.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 1.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Narmada is 72%. 81% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Narmada

Total Male Female
Change 12.4% 8.8% 16.5%
2011 72.3% 81.2% 63.1%
2001 59.9% 72.4% 46.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tilakwada 79 Kasundar 99 Kevadiya 90
Nandod 78 Mahupada 95 Rajpipla 89
Sagbara 68 Mayasi 94 Sagbara 85
Dediapada 65 Navapara (Nikoli) 94 Dediapada 85
Shira 94 Selamba 79
Nikoli 93
Gopalpura 93
Nani Raval 92
Limpura 92
Dhanpor 92

Workers profile

Narmada has 50% (about 2.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 42% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 24% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Narmada

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.9% 32.9% 17.1% 50.1%
Male 57.9% 47% 10.9% 42.1%
Female 41.7% 18.1% 23.6% 58.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Narmada

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Junaraj 67.1 Kevadiya 6.3
Gadher 33.5 Dediapada 5.8
Zarvani 26.8 Sagbara 5.4
Godada 26.6 Rajpipla 4.5
Chopdi 25.5 Selamba 3.2
Mokhdi 21.2
Morjadi 21.2
Limkhetar 19.2
Surpan 17.9
Mankad Khada 16.4