The Dangs District, with population of about 2.3 lakh is Gujarat's the least populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of The Dangs district is 1766 km2 and it is the smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 129 persons per km2. There is only one sub district in this district which is The Dangs and the population of The Dangs is about 2.3 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (50%) are female. 5% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 95% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of The Dangs district is 18%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 45 thousand households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 89% (about 2 lakh) live in The Dangs District rural part and 11% (about 25 thousand) population live in the The Dangs District urban part. Rural population density of The Dangs district is 116 and urban population density is 2349 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - The Dangs

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 228,291 11,226 992 216,073 40,743
Male 113,821 5,792 490 107,539 20,743
Female 114,470 5,434 502 108,534 20,000

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in The Dangs

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
The Dangs 228291 Subir 3188 Ahwa 15004
Dhavalidod 2280 Waghai 6715
Samgahan 2275 Saputara 2968
Malegaon 1935
Kosimda 1841
Gadhvi 1811
Pimpri 1783
Kadmal(Subir) 1725
Kalibel 1695
Nishana 1627

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 9% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1004 in Christians are 1035 and in Muslims are 982.

Religion wise population 2011 - The Dangs

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 228,291 203,545 3,593 20,029 69 32 39 560 424
Male 113,821 101,578 1,813 9,842 35 18 22 289 224
Female 114,470 101,967 1,780 10,187 34 14 17 271 200

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 22.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 23.4% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 21.1%. General caste population has increased by 4.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23.4% and child population has increased by 11.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - The Dangs

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.3% 4.6% 7.7% 23.4% 11.5%
Male 21.1% 0.8% 5.6% 22.5% 12.1%
Female 23.4% 9.1% 9.8% 24.3% 10.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1006 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 938, in schedule caste is 1024 and in schedule tribe is 1009. There are 964 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - The Dangs

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 71 39 14 -10
2011 1006 938 1024 1009 964
2001 987 867 985 995 974

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in The Dangs

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
The Dangs 1006 Dhadhra 1386 Saputara 1879
Ambur 1340 Waghai 973
Jamanya 1300 Ahwa 954
Kakadvihir 1241
Chankhal 1231
Ahirpada 1231
Gunjpeda 1226
Barda(Khambhla Saja) 1224
Bilbari 1223
Lahan Jhadadar 1213

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 77 thousand are male and about 64 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of The Dangs is 75%. 83% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - The Dangs

Total Male Female
Change 15.5% 12.4% 18.9%
2011 75.2% 83.1% 67.4%
2001 59.7% 70.7% 48.5%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in The Dangs

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
The Dangs 75 Sadadvihir 96 Ahwa 90
Chikatiya 95 Saputara 87
Kukadnakhi 92 Waghai 84
Patli 92
Jhavda 92
Humbapada 92
Bhalkhet 92
Baradpani 92
Bhisya 91
Sawarkhadi 91

Workers profile

The Dangs has 52% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 50% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 30% of total female population are main and 20% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - The Dangs

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 51.8% 38.6% 13.2% 48.2%
Male 53.9% 47.4% 6.5% 46.1%
Female 49.7% 29.8% 19.9% 50.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in The Dangs

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Diwan Tembrun 50.6 Saputara 4.2
Girmal 36.5 Ahwa 4
Moti Kasad 30.1 Waghai 2.3
Nishana 28.2
Jarsol 26.1
Wasurna 26
Godadiya 25.3
Shivarimal 24.1
Dhodhalpada 22.6
Dhulda 21.7