Tapi District, with population of about 8.1 lakh is Gujarat's the 4th least populous district, located in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Tapi district is 3139 km2 and it is the 7th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 257 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Vyara is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.7 lakh and Uchchhal is the least populous sub district with population of about 88 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Vyara and Songadh Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 8.1 lakh people, among them about 4 lakh (50%) are male and about 4 lakh (50%) are female. 15% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 84% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tapi district is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.8 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 7.3 lakh) live in Tapi District rural part and 10% (about 79 thousand) population live in the Tapi District urban part. Rural population density of Tapi district is 234 and urban population density is 2285 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tapi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 807,022 119,534 8,168 679,320 89,075
Male 402,188 62,091 4,139 335,958 45,619
Female 404,834 57,443 4,029 343,362 43,456

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Tapi

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Vyara 268289 Valod 16075 Vyara 39789
Songadh 229782 Shale 13149 Songadh 26515
Nizar 129969 Fulwadi 12368 Ukai 7453
Valod 90566 Unchamala 8830 Bhurivel 5730
Uchchhal 88416 Mohini 7842
Kvelde 7511
Raygadh 7483
Nizar 7416
Dolvan 7179
Vadpada(Nesu) 6934

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 7% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1005 in Christians are 1064 and in Muslims are 959.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tapi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 807,022 725,890 22,309 52,930 239 1,476 1,828 408 1,942
Male 402,188 362,117 11,388 25,647 135 758 965 210 968
Female 404,834 363,773 10,921 27,283 104 718 863 198 974

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -83.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 50 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -82.2% which is 3% higher than male population growth rate of -85.2%. General caste population has decreased by -96.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -95.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -51.8% and child population has decreased by -87.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tapi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -83.8% -96.5% -95.2% -51.8% -87.3%
Male -85.2% -96.8% -95.2% -52.5% -87.8%
Female -82.2% -96.1% -95.1% -51% -86.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1007 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 925, in schedule caste is 973 and in schedule tribe is 1022. There are 953 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 172 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 82 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Tapi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 172 152 27 33 82
2011 1007 925 973 1022 953
2001 835 773 946 989 871

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Uchchhal 1025 Golan 1375 Vyara 975
Nizar 1017 Garpani 1361 Songadh 961
Vyara 1012 Dhaj 1252 Bhurivel 913
Songadh 995 Dhongi Amba 1203 Ukai 872
Valod 988 Katgadh 1188
Chhevdi 1167
Malotha 1166
Nana Satsila 1162
Rupvada 1132
Umja 1130

Literacy

Total about 4.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.7 lakh are male and about 2.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tapi is 68%. 75% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by -7%. Male literacy has gone down by -7% and female literacy rate has gone down by -5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tapi

Total Male Female
Change -6.3% -6.1% -5.2%
2011 68.3% 75.4% 61.2%
2001 74.6% 81.5% 66.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Valod 75 Vaghsepa Mota 98 Bhurivel 92
Vyara 74 Mal 93 Vyara 86
Songadh 67 Kalakva 91 Ukai 83
Nizar 61 Khambhala 90 Songadh 81
Uchchhal 57 Pokhran 90
Kanpura 89
Chandapur 89
Dhongi Amba 88
Panvadi 87
Tichakpura 87

Workers profile

Tapi has 56% (about 4.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 49% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tapi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 55.9% 41.8% 14% 44.1%
Male 62.4% 53.2% 9.2% 37.6%
Female 49.4% 30.5% 18.9% 50.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Tapi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Borda 63.8 Songadh 16
Nindvada 54.7 Ukai 9.4
Bavli 50.3 Vyara 7.9
Vadpada P Tokarva 48.6 Bhurivel 1.5
Vadpada(Nesu) 48.6
Satkashi 43.1
Pati-Bandhara 39.3
Gavan 39.1
Chikhli 39
Sar Jamli 35.8