Bharuch District, with population of about 15.5 lakh is Gujarat's the 9th least populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bharuch district is 6509 km2 and it is the 12th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 238 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Bharuch is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.5 lakh and Hansot is the least populous sub district with population of about 61 thousand.

There are 5 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bharuch, Anklesvar, Jambusar and Amod Municipalities and Anklesvar Municipality and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 15.5 lakh people, among them about 8.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 7.5 lakh (48%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 31% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bharuch district is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3.3 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 66% (about 10.3 lakh) live in Bharuch District rural part and 34% (about 5.2 lakh) population live in the Bharuch District urban part. Rural population density of Bharuch district is 162 and urban population density is 3092 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bharuch

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,551,019 1,000,590 62,235 488,194 179,103
Male 805,707 523,330 31,979 250,398 93,265
Female 745,312 477,260 30,256 237,796 85,838

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bharuch

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bharuch 452517 Dahej 13495 Bharuch 169007
Anklesvar 315596 Kosamadi 12287 Anklesvar 89457
Jambusar 197038 Netrang 11225 Anklesvar 73928
Jhagadia 185337 Kavi 10428 Jambusar 43344
Valia 145400 Tankariya 9595 Jhadeshwar 28148
Vagra 100044 Rajpardi 9303 Gadkhol 25332
Amod 93819 Kahanava 8809 Anklesvar 24789
Hansot 61268 Hansot 8726 Bholav 24605
Vedach 7921 Andada 16730
Sarod 7854 Sarangpore 16671

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 22% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 917 in Muslims are 954.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bharuch

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,551,019 1,188,204 343,511 9,494 1,733 442 4,813 342 2,480
Male 805,707 619,776 175,828 4,831 930 261 2,456 190 1,435
Female 745,312 568,428 167,683 4,663 803 181 2,357 152 1,045

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 13.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 13.4% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of 12.9%. General caste population has increased by 15.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.9% and child population has decreased by -7.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bharuch

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.2% 15.7% 1.2% 9.9% -7.7%
Male 12.9% 15.3% 0.9% 9.8% -7.8%
Female 13.4% 16.1% 1.6% 10.1% -7.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 925 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 912, in schedule caste is 946 and in schedule tribe is 950. There are 920 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 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bharuch

Total General SC ST Child
Change 4 6 7 3 2
2011 925 912 946 950 920
2001 921 906 939 947 918

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Valia 962 Tham 1236 Amod 950
Jhagadia 949 Manubar 1233 Bharuch 947
Bharuch 944 Rupania 1163 Sherpura 937
Amod 938 Thava 1161 Maktampur 934
Hansot 932 Khadkhandali 1125 Jambusar 929
Jambusar 923 Mandvi 1121 Nandelav 923
Anklesvar 882 Koliad 1106 Palej 922
Vagra 870 Bhimpor 1086 Jhadeshwar 920
Bori 1085 Anklesvar 920
Sonama 1080 Anklesvar 914

Literacy

Total about 11.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.2 lakh are male and about 5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bharuch is 82%. 87% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bharuch

Total Male Female
Change 7.1% 4.5% 10.0%
2011 81.5% 87.5% 75.1%
2001 74.4% 83% 65.1%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bharuch 86 Vantarsa 97 Valia (Naldhari) 100
Anklesvar 86 Amanpor Mota 97 Bharuch 96
Hansot 80 Samli 97 Anklesvar 95
Vagra 80 Sarnar 94 Nandelav 94
Amod 79 Umraj 93 Bholav 94
Jambusar 79 Varedia 93 Sherpura 93
Jhagadia 75 Nana Vasna 93 Valia - Jhagadia (GNFC Scooter Project Area) 93
Valia 73 Zarna 93 Bhadkodara 93
Intola 93 Jhadeshwar 92
Kathodara 92 Sanjali 90

Workers profile

Bharuch has 40% (about 6.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 21% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bharuch

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.4% 33.9% 6.5% 59.6%
Male 58.2% 52.6% 5.6% 41.8%
Female 21.2% 13.8% 7.5% 78.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bharuch

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Aliabet 84.2 Jambusar 38.7
Dahej 76.3 Amod 18.5
Sarod 73.8 Bharuch 17.4
Gandhar 66.3 Anklesvar 15.5
Degam 59.3 Panoli 10.5
Devla 56.8 Jhadeshwar 9.7
Katpor 53.9 Anklesvar 9.6
Tankari 46.4 Anklesvar 9.6
Uber 44 Kharach 7.5
Paniadara 41.5 Bhadkodara 7.1