Gujarat State Rural Part, with population of about 3 crore is India's the 11th most rural populous state. Total geographical area of Gujarat state rural part is about 1.9 lakh km2 and it is the 7th biggest rural state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 184 persons per km2. There are 26 districts in the state, among them Banas Kantha Rural is the most populous district with rural population of about 27.1 lakh and The Dangs Rural is the least populous district with rural population of about 2 lakh. Kachchh Rural is the biggest district in the state with an rural area of about 45 thousand km2 and The Dangs Rural is the smallest with 1755 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 3 crore people, among them about 2 crore (51%) are male and about 2 crore (49%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 23% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gujarat state rural part is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 67.7 lakh households in the state and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Gujarat state rural part is 184 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gujarat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34,694,609 24,391,188 2,281,573 8,021,848 4,824,903
Male 17,799,159 12,580,361 1,176,107 4,042,691 2,521,455
Female 16,895,450 11,810,827 1,105,466 3,979,157 2,303,448

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 948 in Muslims are 962.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gujarat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 34,694,609 32,390,541 2,049,186 162,368 11,292 6,182 44,118 5,518 25,404
Male 17,799,159 16,623,861 1,044,496 81,319 7,088 3,292 22,357 2,787 13,959
Female 16,895,450 15,766,680 1,004,690 81,049 4,204 2,890 21,761 2,731 11,445

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 9.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 9.5% which is 0.4% higher than male population growth rate of 9.1%. General caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.8% and child population has decreased by -5.1% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gujarat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.3% 7.5% 4.6% 16.8% -5.1%
Male 9.1% 7.3% 4.3% 16.5% -5.5%
Female 9.5% 7.6% 5% 17.2% -4.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 949 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 939, in schedule caste is 940 and in schedule tribe is 984. There are 914 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the state. Overall sex ratio in the state has increased by 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gujarat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 4 3 6 6 8
2011 949 939 940 984 914
2001 945 936 934 978 906

Literacy

Total about 2 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 1 crore are male and about 89.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of GUJARAT is 72%. 82% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gujarat

Total Male Female
Change 10.4% 7.5% 13.6%
2011 71.7% 81.6% 61.4%
2001 61.3% 74.1% 47.8%

Workers profile

GUJARAT has 45% (about 2 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 32% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gujarat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.9% 34.2% 10.6% 55.1%
Male 57.1% 51.4% 5.8% 42.9%
Female 32% 16.2% 15.8% 68%