Bhachau Taluka, with population of about 1.9 lakh is Kachchh district's the 5th least populous sub district, located in Kachchh district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 69 villages in the sub district, among them Adhoi (Pasakayara) is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Rajthali is the least populous village with population of 44. Kanthkot is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 105 km2 and Godpar is the smallest with 2 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.9 lakh people, among them about 98 thousand (53%) are male and about 88 thousand (47%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhachau taluka is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 41 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 79% (about 1.5 lakh) live in Bhachau Sub District rural part and 21% (about 40 thousand) population live in the Bhachau Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhachau

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 186,035 165,700 18,213 2,122 31,292
Male 97,897 87,379 9,417 1,101 16,297
Female 88,138 78,321 8,796 1,021 14,995

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bhachau

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Adhoi (Pasakayara) 10794 Bhachau 39532
Samakhiari 10402
Lakadiya 8651
Chobari 8000
Chirai Nani 7711
Vondh 6972
Shikarpur 4988
Jangi 4713
Chirai Moti 3953
Gharana 3469

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 890 in Muslims are 941 and in Jains are 1267.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhachau

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 186,035 159,876 23,120 238 101 5 2,593 1 101
Male 97,897 84,588 11,909 128 64 3 1,144 0 61
Female 88,138 75,288 11,211 110 37 2 1,449 1 40

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 25.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 23.6% which is -4.3% lower than male population growth rate of 27.9%. General caste population has increased by 57.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -92.3% and child population has increased by 25.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhachau

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25.8% 57.3% 21.5% -92.3% 25.6%
Male 27.9% 60.5% 20.6% -92.3% 25.8%
Female 23.6% 53.8% 22.4% -92.3% 25.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 900 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 896, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 927. There are 920 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 decreased by 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhachau

Total General SC ST Child
Change -32 -39 14 4 -3
2011 900 896 934 927 920
2001 932 935 920 923 923

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhachau

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Modpar 1556 Bhachau 825
Lakhpat 1175
Meghpar (Kunjisar) 1137
Amardi 1113
Bandhadi 1083
Sikara 1068
Naransari 1055
Vamka 1047
Katariya Juna 1041
Toraniya 1038

Literacy

Total about 93 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 58 thousand are male and about 35 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhachau is 60%. 72% of male and 47% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhachau

Total Male Female
Change 12.9% 11.5% 13.9%
2011 60.1% 71.5% 47.4%
2001 47.2% 60% 33.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhachau

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kumbhardi 74 Bhachau 72
Samakhiari 73
Sukhpar 68
Katariya Nava 66
Dholavira 66
Chirai Nani 65
Amardi 64
Shivlakha 64
Lakadiya 62
Vondhada 62

Workers profile

Bhachau has 36% (about 66 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 13% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhachau

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.6% 32.2% 3.4% 64.4%
Male 55.6% 53.3% 2.4% 44.4%
Female 13.4% 8.9% 4.5% 86.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhachau

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kanthkot 105 Bhachau 27.1
Chobari 92.4
Jangi 65.1
Vondh 62.8
Shivlakha 54.7
Ratanpar 53.8
Dholavira 52.9
Chhadavada 52.6
Shikarpur 51.9
Adhoi (Pasakayara) 50.7