Gandhidham Taluka, with population of about 3.3 lakh is Kachchh district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Kachchh district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 6 villages in the sub district, among them Kidana is the most populous village with population of about 16 thousand and Bharapar is the least populous village with population of 1462. Mithi Rohar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 36 km2 and Bharapar is the smallest with 10 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Gandhidham Municipality; Kandla, Galpadar and Antarjal Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.3 lakh people, among them about 1.7 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (47%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gandhidham taluka is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 71 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 88% (about 2.9 lakh) live in Gandhidham Sub District urban part and 12% (about 39 thousand) population live in the Gandhidham Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gandhidham

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 327,166 262,420 58,783 5,963 45,533
Male 174,343 140,622 30,539 3,182 23,935
Female 152,823 121,798 28,244 2,781 21,598

Most populated Villages and Cities in Gandhidham

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kidana 15669 Gandhidham 247992
Mithi Rohar 13712 Kandla 15782
Shinay 4345 Galpadar 13155
Padana 2059 Antarjal 11256
Chudva 1734
Bharapar 1462

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 11% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 870 in Muslims are 915 and in Christians are 945

Religion wise population 2011 - Gandhidham

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 327,166 281,860 36,355 3,368 1,597 196 3,185 55 550
Male 174,343 150,689 18,987 1,732 880 99 1,585 29 342
Female 152,823 131,171 17,368 1,636 717 97 1,600 26 208

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 62.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 60.9% which is -2.7% lower than male population growth rate of 63.6%. General caste population has increased by 64%; Schedule caste population has increased by 74.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -24.5% and child population has increased by 55.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gandhidham

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 62.3% 64% 74.5% -24.5% 55.1%
Male 63.6% 65.8% 73.8% -23.9% 55.6%
Female 60.9% 62% 75.3% -25.1% 54.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 877 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 866, in schedule caste is 925 and in schedule tribe is 874. There are 902 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 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gandhidham

Total General SC ST Child
Change -15 -20 8 -14 -6
2011 877 866 925 874 902
2001 892 886 917 888 908

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Gandhidham

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Shinay 972 Antarjal 911
Padana 968 Gandhidham 886
Kidana 936 Galpadar 758
Mithi Rohar 917 Kandla 748
Chudva 705
Bharapar 549

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.3 lakh are male and about 92 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gandhidham is 78%. 85% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gandhidham

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 6.8% 10.2%
2011 77.9% 84.9% 69.9%
2001 69.5% 78.1% 59.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Gandhidham

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Shinay 82 Galpadar 82
Kidana 73 Gandhidham 82
Bharapar 69 Antarjal 73
Padana 59 Kandla 51
Chudva 49
Mithi Rohar 47

Workers profile

Gandhidham has 36% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 11% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gandhidham

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.9% 33.5% 2.4% 64.1%
Male 57.9% 55.1% 2.8% 42.1%
Female 10.8% 8.8% 1.9% 89.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gandhidham

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mithi Rohar 36 Gandhidham 29.6
Kidana 29.7 Antarjal 9.6
Shinay 23.1 Galpadar 7.8
Chudva 14.1 Kandla 3
Padana 11.7
Bharapar 9.9