Gandhinagar Taluka, with population of about 5.6 lakh is Gandhinagar district's the most populous sub district, located in Gandhinagar district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 48 villages in the sub district, among them Dabhoda is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Rajpur is the least populous village with population of 282. Dabhoda is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 23 km2 and Pundarasan is the smallest with 3 km2.

There are 8 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Gandhinagar Notified Area and Out Growth; Gandhinagar Notified Area; Pethapur Municipality; Vavol, Adalaj, Chiloda (Naroda), Bhat and Palaj Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 5.6 lakh people, among them about 2.9 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.7 lakh (48%) are female. 89% 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 Gandhinagar taluka is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 64% (about 3.6 lakh) live in Gandhinagar Sub District urban part and 36% (about 2 lakh) population live in the Gandhinagar Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 560,497 497,541 50,448 12,508 65,021
Male 292,052 258,992 26,380 6,680 35,347
Female 268,445 238,549 24,068 5,828 29,674

Most populated Villages and Cities in Gandhinagar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Dabhoda 13891 Gandhinagar 292797
Randheja 12205 Gandhinagar 206167
Valad 9399 Pethapur 23497
Adraj Moti 9355 Vavol 12628
Chhala 8182 Adalaj 11957
Sardhav 7703 Chiloda (Naroda) 9735
Chiloda (Dabhoda) 7355 Bhat 6823
Titoda 7144 Palaj 2634
Unava 6769
Vadodara 6750

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 3% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 0% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 920 in Muslims are 920 and in Jains are 989

Religion wise population 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 560,497 533,934 17,722 2,433 1,317 344 2,719 39 1,989
Male 292,052 278,090 9,230 1,237 900 195 1,367 23 1,010
Female 268,445 255,844 8,492 1,196 417 149 1,352 16 979

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -1.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -0.7% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of -3%. General caste population has decreased by -0.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -12.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -4.6% and child population has decreased by -14.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1.9% -0.6% -12.8% -4.6% -14.4%
Male -3% -1.8% -12.9% -5.8% -16.5%
Female -0.7% 0.8% -12.7% -3% -11.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 919 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 921, in schedule caste is 912 and in schedule tribe is 872. There are 840 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 45 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 23 1 25 45
2011 919 921 912 872 840
2001 898 898 911 847 795

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Gandhinagar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pirojpur 1006 Palaj 953
Shiholi Moti 997 Adalaj 948
Vankanerda 995 Pethapur 930
Chekhalarani 992 Gandhinagar 918
Ratanpur 988 Vavol 914
Pindharada 983 Gandhinagar 908
Dabhoda 981 Chiloda (Naroda) 887
Pundarasan 980 Bhat 878
Dashela 979
Adraj Moti 975

Literacy

Total about 4.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.4 lakh are male and about 1.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gandhinagar is 86%. 93% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 2.9% 8.0%
2011 86.2% 93.2% 78.6%
2001 80.9% 90.3% 70.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Gandhinagar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Limbadia 93 Gandhinagar 91
Jalund 92 Vavol 89
Jakhora 92 Gandhinagar 89
Pundarasan 90 Chiloda (Naroda) 85
Lavarpur 89 Bhat 85
Nava Dharmpur 89 Adalaj 84
Chiloda (Dabhoda) 89 Pethapur 83
Sonarda 88 Palaj 80
Mahudara 86
Galudan 84

Workers profile

Gandhinagar has 36% (about 2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 16% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gandhinagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.3% 31% 5.3% 63.7%
Male 55.3% 49.9% 5.4% 44.7%
Female 15.7% 10.6% 5.2% 84.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gandhinagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dabhoda 23.1 Gandhinagar 182.3
Chhala 21.7 Gandhinagar 182.3
Rupal 17.2 Pethapur 25.3
Valad 15.9 Adalaj 17.9
Randheja 14.2 Palaj 11.2
Unava 13.7 Vavol 7.6
Magodi 13.6 Bhat 7
Chandrala 13.1 Chiloda (Naroda) 4.3
Isanpur Mota 12.9
Vadodara 12.8