Deesa Taluka, with population of about 5.9 lakh is Banas Kantha district's the most populous sub district, located in Banas Kantha district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 148 villages in the sub district, among them Juna Deesa is the most populous village with population of about 15 thousand and Kunvara Padar is the least populous village with population of 271. Mudetha is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 35 km2 and Sherganj is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Deesa Municipality; and Nava Bhildi Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 5.9 lakh people, among them about 3 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.8 lakh (48%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Deesa taluka is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.1 lakh households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 80% (about 4.7 lakh) live in Deesa Sub District rural part and 20% (about 1.2 lakh) population live in the Deesa Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Deesa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 588,123 520,106 53,511 14,506 94,341
Male 304,122 269,096 27,557 7,469 50,336
Female 284,001 251,010 25,954 7,037 44,005

Most populated Villages and Cities in Deesa

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Juna Deesa 15128 Deesa 111160
Malgadh 14471 Nava Bhildi 4994
Mudetha 12230
Lakhani 11154
Aseda 9350
Jherda 9292
Bhadath 8642
Ramsan 7255
Dhuva 6480
Vasna (Juna Deesa) 6051

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 933 in Muslims are 940.

Religion wise population 2011 - Deesa

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 588,123 560,012 22,929 424 117 20 4,312 13 296
Male 304,122 289,712 11,818 219 59 11 2,157 4 142
Female 284,001 270,300 11,111 205 58 9 2,155 9 154

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 28.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 29.1% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 27.6%. General caste population has increased by 29.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.2% and child population has increased by 7.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Deesa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.3% 29.4% 19.2% 25.2% 7.4%
Male 27.6% 28.8% 18.2% 22.6% 7.7%
Female 29.1% 30.1% 20.4% 28% 7.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 934 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 933, in schedule caste is 942 and in schedule tribe is 942. There are 874 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 increased by 11 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 - Deesa

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 10 18 39 -6
2011 934 933 942 942 874
2001 923 923 924 903 880

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Deesa

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Viruvada 1083 Deesa 895
Robas Moti 1054 Nava Bhildi 891
Fagudra 1033
Taleganj 1026
Chitroda 1025
Sandiya 1018
Talegadh 1017
Devsari 1014
Sanath 1008
Dhroba 1007

Literacy

Total about 3.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Deesa is 65%. 78% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 13% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Deesa

Total Male Female
Change 15.2% 12.6% 18.3%
2011 65.4% 78.1% 52%
2001 50.2% 65.5% 33.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Deesa

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Latiya 90 Nava Bhildi 85
Dharanva 81 Deesa 80
Sherganj 80
Vasada 77
Morthal Golia 77
Fatepura 76
Malgadh 76
Velavapura 76
Pamaru 76
Soyla 75

Workers profile

Deesa has 40% (about 2.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 26% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Deesa

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.5% 32.2% 7.3% 60.5%
Male 52.2% 48.9% 3.3% 47.8%
Female 26% 14.3% 11.6% 74%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Deesa

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mudetha 35.1 Deesa 20.8
Lakhani 34 Nava Bhildi 2
Ramsan 34
Juna Deesa 30
Jherda 28.9
Bhadath 28.8
Aseda 23.2
Varan 21
Dama 20.7
Agthala 20.2