Sanand Taluka, with population of about 2.4 lakh is Ahmadabad district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Ahmadabad district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 52 villages in the sub district, among them Virochannagar is the most populous village with population of 7081 and Rampura is the least populous village with population of 459. Virochannagar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 41 km2 and Naranpura is the smallest with 3 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Sanand Municipality and Out Growth; and Sanand Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.4 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (48%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sanand taluka is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 48 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 60% (about 1.4 lakh) live in Sanand Sub District rural part and 40% (about 96 thousand) population live in the Sanand Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sanand

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 237,845 206,787 29,654 1,404 33,490
Male 123,742 107,294 15,672 776 17,791
Female 114,103 99,493 13,982 628 15,699

Most populated Villages and Cities in Sanand

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Virochannagar 7081 Sanand 95890
Mankol 5862 Sanand 41530
Modasar 5410
Goraj 4879
Zolapur 4807
Chekhla 4774
Juwal 4545
Kunvar 4504
Anadej 4408
Kolat 4327

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 918 in Muslims are 974.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sanand

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 237,845 219,204 17,576 281 84 65 472 12 151
Male 123,742 114,292 8,904 135 54 31 238 6 82
Female 114,103 104,912 8,672 146 30 34 234 6 69

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 23% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 24% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 22.2%. General caste population has increased by 22.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 130.5% and child population has increased by 4.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sanand

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23% 22.3% 25.2% 130.5% 4.4%
Male 22.2% 21.4% 24.8% 116.8% 2.6%
Female 24% 23.3% 25.7% 150.2% 6.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 922 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 927, in schedule caste is 892 and in schedule tribe is 809. There are 882 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 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sanand

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 14 6 108 32
2011 922 927 892 809 882
2001 909 913 886 701 850

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Sanand

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Soyla 1031 Sanand 897
Juda 1003 Sanand 886
Charal 991
Lekhamba 986
Pipan 985
Fangdi 985
Garodiya 977
Lodariyal 976
Moti Devti 968
Hirapur 967

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 90 thousand are male and about 61 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sanand is 74%. 85% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sanand

Total Male Female
Change 11.7% 8.1% 15.8%
2011 73.8% 85.2% 61.5%
2001 62.1% 77.1% 45.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Sanand

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Rampura 91 Sanand 86
Garodiya 90 Sanand 82
Khoda 82
Vasna Iyava 81
Bhavanpur 81
Tajpur 81
Modasar 81
Naranpura 79
Iyava 79
Kalana 78

Workers profile

Sanand has 38% (about 90 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 17% female population are working population. 53% 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 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sanand

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.9% 32.3% 5.5% 62.1%
Male 57% 53.2% 3.8% 43%
Female 17.1% 9.7% 7.4% 82.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sanand

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Virochannagar 40.5 Sanand 157.7
Mankol 30.7 Sanand 157.7
Zolapur 26.2
Khoraj 26
Makhiyav 24.7
Zamp 24.1
Bakrana 23.2
Rethal 23
Chekhla 19.4
Modasar 19.4