Nakhatrana Taluka, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Kachchh district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Kachchh district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 120 villages in the sub district, among them Nakhatrana is the most populous village with population of about 17 thousand and Ratamiya is the least populous village with population of 12. Nirona is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 129 km2 and Tal is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 74 thousand (51%) are male and about 72 thousand (49%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nakhatrana taluka is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 29 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Nakhatrana taluka live in the Nakhatrana Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 146,367 119,626 25,319 1,422 21,786
Male 74,380 60,742 12,887 751 11,337
Female 71,987 58,884 12,432 671 10,449

Most populated Villages in Nakhatrana

Villages
Name Population
Nakhatrana 17478
Nirona 5710
Netra 5511
Kotda Jadodar 5467
Vithon 4972
Ravapar (Navavas) 4584
Virani Moti 4506
Manjal 3007
Devpar 3005
Mathal 2933

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 22% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 967 in Muslims are 972.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 146,367 113,512 32,176 71 71 38 415 2 82
Male 74,380 57,709 16,314 43 40 16 205 1 52
Female 71,987 55,803 15,862 28 31 22 210 1 30

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.2% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 13.3%. General caste population has increased by 16.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 29.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -78.8% and child population has increased by 5.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.2% 16.1% 29.7% -78.8% 5.3%
Male 13.3% 16.3% 29.4% -78.6% 5.9%
Female 13.2% 15.9% 30% -79% 4.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 968 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 969, in schedule caste is 965 and in schedule tribe is 893. There are 922 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 -4 5 -19 -10
2011 968 969 965 893 922
2001 968 973 960 912 932

Villages with highest sex ratio in Nakhatrana

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Ranara Mota 1375
Jarjok 1248
Naranpar 1169
Kakadbhit 1140
Medisar 1095
Sukhpar (Roha) 1074
Vadva Bhopavala 1074
Dhavda Mota 1068
Aiyar 1052
Sukhpar (Virani) 1035

Literacy

Total about 89 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 50 thousand are male and about 38 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nakhatrana is 71%. 80% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 3.6% 7.1%
2011 71.1% 79.5% 62.5%
2001 65.8% 75.9% 55.4%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Nakhatrana

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Vibhapar 100
Khirsara (Nava) 91
Anandpar 87
Versalpar 87
Angiya Nana 85
Kalyanpar 84
Devpar 83
Lakhadi 83
Naranpar 83
Anandsar 83

Workers profile

Nakhatrana has 37% (about 54 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 17% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nakhatrana

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.7% 32.2% 4.5% 63.3%
Male 56.1% 53.6% 2.6% 43.9%
Female 16.6% 10.1% 6.5% 83.4%

Biggest Villages in Nakhatrana

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Nirona 128.5
Fulay 115.6
Bibar 78
Maru (Muru) 56.7
Kotda Jadodar 43.6
Ambara (Amara) 31.6
Paneli 30.1
Chavadka 29.2
Gadani 29.2
Aral Moti 28.4