Abdasa Taluka, with population of about 1.2 lakh is Kachchh district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Kachchh district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 133 villages in the sub district, among them Naliya is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Karaiya is the least populous village with population of 8. Jakhau is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 130 km2 and Pay is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.2 lakh people, among them about 61 thousand (52%) are male and about 56 thousand (48%) 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 Abdasa taluka is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 24 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Abdasa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 117,538 103,315 13,689 534 18,602
Male 61,387 54,106 6,982 299 9,737
Female 56,151 49,209 6,707 235 8,865

Most populated Villages in Abdasa

Villages
Name Population
Naliya 11415
Kothara 5670
Jakhau 5369
Bhanada 4214
Vayor 4027
Mothala 4007
Vinjhan 3849
Suthari 2906
Dumra 2813
Varadiya 2727

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 60% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 38% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 888 in Muslims are 963 and in Sikhs are 657.

Religion wise population 2011 - Abdasa

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 117,538 70,802 44,675 144 931 10 910 0 66
Male 61,387 37,499 22,762 88 562 6 429 0 41
Female 56,151 33,303 21,913 56 369 4 481 0 25

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 20.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 98 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17.5% which is -5.9% lower than male population growth rate of 23.4%. General caste population has increased by 26.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 32.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -90.4% and child population has increased by 15.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Abdasa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20.5% 26.6% 32.5% -90.4% 15.9%
Male 23.4% 30.1% 31.6% -89.5% 15.9%
Female 17.5% 22.9% 33.5% -91.3% 15.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 915 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 909, in schedule caste is 961 and in schedule tribe is 786. There are 910 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 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Abdasa

Total General SC ST Child
Change -45 -54 14 -157 0
2011 915 909 961 786 910
2001 960 963 947 943 910

Villages with highest sex ratio in Abdasa

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Sukhpar Bara 1392
Hamirpar 1188
Kharua 1167
Kandhay 1150
Hajapar 1129
Bhoa 1129
Nodevandh 1112
Balapar 1107
Nanavada 1106
Vandh Timbo 1091

Literacy

Total about 67 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 40 thousand are male and about 27 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Abdasa is 67%. 77% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Abdasa

Total Male Female
Change 9.8% 8.2% 10.9%
2011 67.3% 76.7% 57%
2001 57.5% 68.5% 46.1%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Abdasa

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Karaiya 100
Bhanada 93
Sindhodi Nani 88
Ber Moti 85
Kadoli 83
Pat 82
Kanakpar 80
Naranpar 79
Lala 78
Bhachunda 78

Workers profile

Abdasa has 39% (about 46 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 18% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Abdasa

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.3% 33.4% 5.8% 60.7%
Male 58.4% 54.6% 3.7% 41.6%
Female 18.3% 10.2% 8.1% 81.7%

Biggest Villages in Abdasa

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Jakhau 130.1
Naliya 74
Mothala 72.3
Suthari 67.9
Vinjhan 66.8
Tera 45.9
Kothara 45.8
Bandiya 44.2
Lathedi 42
Rampar 41.2