Rapar Taluka, with population of about 2.2 lakh is Kachchh district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Kachchh district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 97 villages in the sub district, among them Bhimasar is the most populous village with population of 9413 and Nagalpar is the least populous village with population of 102. Palansva is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 140 km2 and Sarasla is the smallest with 2 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.2 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (49%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rapar taluka is 18%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 42 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Rapar Sub District rural part and 13% (about 28 thousand) population live in the Rapar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rapar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 217,315 191,337 25,296 682 40,074
Male 111,065 97,655 13,046 364 20,756
Female 106,250 93,682 12,250 318 19,318

Most populated Villages and Cities in Rapar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bhimasar 9413 Rapar 28407
Adesar 8325
Palansva 8241
Kidiyanagar 6833
Fatehgadh 5913
Gedi 5855
Sanva 5106
Rav Moti 4710
Gagodar 4580
Bela 4284

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 957 in Muslims are 956.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rapar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 217,315 197,141 17,580 113 41 16 2,328 2 94
Male 111,065 100,758 8,987 71 29 11 1,158 2 49
Female 106,250 96,383 8,593 42 12 5 1,170 0 45

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 11.5% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of 8.2%. General caste population has increased by 41.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -98.4% and child population has increased by 9.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rapar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.8% 41.6% 21.1% -98.4% 9.1%
Male 8.2% 39.8% 19.8% -98.3% 9.3%
Female 11.5% 43.4% 22.5% -98.4% 8.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 957 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 959, in schedule caste is 939 and in schedule tribe is 874. There are 931 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 29 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 - Rapar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 29 24 21 -38 -4
2011 957 959 939 874 931
2001 928 935 918 912 935

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Rapar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Thanpar 1323 Rapar 974
Sany 1204
Kalyanpar 1190
Khirai 1161
Sai 1101
Vajepar 1092
Badargadh 1081
Chitrod 1074
Chhotapar 1070
Pragpar 1065

Literacy

Total about 97 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 60 thousand are male and about 37 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rapar is 55%. 67% of male and 42% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 14% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rapar

Total Male Female
Change 15.0% 13.8% 16.7%
2011 54.8% 66.9% 42.1%
2001 39.8% 53.1% 25.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Rapar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Surba Vandh 78 Rapar 68
Jadavas 78
Chhotapar 74
Sany 73
Pethapar 71
Davri 67
Vallabhpar 66
Vajepar 66
Versara 65
Manaba 64

Workers profile

Rapar has 37% (about 79 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 20% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rapar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.6% 28.4% 8.1% 63.4%
Male 52.2% 47.6% 4.6% 47.8%
Female 20.3% 8.4% 11.9% 79.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rapar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Palansva 139.5 Rapar 51.8
Rav Moti 132.2
Jatavada (Jilar Vandh) 124.5
Gedi 118.8
Lodrani (Parkara Vandh) 108.1
Chitrod 96.6
Fatehgadh 90.8
Balasar 88.2
Bela 84.8
Sanva 84.2