Bhuj Taluka, with population of about 4.4 lakh is Kachchh district's the most populous sub district, located in Kachchh district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 149 villages in the sub district, among them Dhrobana is the most populous village with population of 8098 and Nabhoi is the least populous village with population of 4. Kunariya (Jam) is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 86 km2 and Chakar is the smallest with 2 km2.

There are 6 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Bhuj Municipality and Out Growth; Bhuj Municipality; Madhapar, Sukhpar, Mankuva and Mirjhapar Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.4 lakh people, among them about 2.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.2 lakh (49%) 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 Bhuj taluka is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 97 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 52% (about 2.3 lakh) live in Bhuj Sub District rural part and 48% (about 2.1 lakh) population live in the Bhuj Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhuj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 443,269 395,305 43,551 4,413 65,968
Male 228,136 203,579 22,241 2,316 34,271
Female 215,133 191,726 21,310 2,097 31,697

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bhuj

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Dhrobana 8098 Bhuj 148834
Kera 8063 Bhuj 143286
Dinara 7319 Madhapar 32293
Kukma 7216 Sukhpar 13303
Sumarasar -Shekhvali 6236 Mankuva 11975
Baladiya 5470 Mirjhapar 7109
Bharapar 5454
Naranpar Pasayati 5307
Juriya 5267
Dhori 4480

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 31% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 933 in Muslims are 966 and in Jains are 997.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhuj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 443,269 292,934 138,838 1,029 1,045 130 8,262 19 1,012
Male 228,136 151,537 70,635 552 650 73 4,137 14 538
Female 215,133 141,397 68,203 477 395 57 4,125 5 474

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 28.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 28.2% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 28.7%. General caste population has increased by 32.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 35.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -70.4% and child population has increased by 24.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.5% 32.7% 35.4% -70.4% 24.8%
Male 28.7% 33.2% 34.6% -70.6% 24.1%
Female 28.2% 32.2% 36.3% -70.3% 25.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 943 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 942, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 905. There are 925 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 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total General SC ST Child
Change -4 -7 11 7 11
2011 943 942 958 905 925
2001 947 949 947 898 914

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhuj

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Nabhoi 3000 Sukhpar 1065
Fulay 1385 Mankuva 999
Payarko 1203 Madhapar 984
Naliyeri Timbo 1129 Mirjhapar 961
Vinchhiya 1111 Bhuj 888
Varnora Mota 1092 Bhuj 887
Bandhara Nana 1092
Bharasar 1089
Meghpar 1086
Berdo 1080

Literacy

Total about 2.8 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.6 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhuj is 73%. 81% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total Male Female
Change 9.7% 7.9% 11.5%
2011 73.2% 80.8% 65.1%
2001 63.5% 72.9% 53.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhuj

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Payarko 86 Bhuj 87
Kotda Ugamana 85 Bhuj 86
Deshalpar 84 Madhapar 86
Tankanasar 82 Sukhpar 82
Anandsar 82 Mirjhapar 80
Vadasar 82 Mankuva 80
Vandhay 81
Bhujodi 80
Gado 80
Nagor 80

Workers profile

Bhuj has 36% (about 1.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 16% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhuj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.2% 31.9% 4.3% 63.8%
Male 55.2% 52% 3.2% 44.8%
Female 16% 10.6% 5.4% 84%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhuj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kunariya (Jam) 85.9 Bhuj 39.8
Loria 63.7 Bhuj 39.8
Ratadiya 63 Madhapar 28.4
Lodai 52.6 Mankuva 19.6
Ratiya 48.7 Mirjhapar 11.2
Dinara 45.3 Sukhpar 10.8
Juna 43.5
Juriya 40.8
Kera 40.6
Padhar 39.7