Dholka Taluka, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Ahmadabad district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Ahmadabad district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 69 villages in the sub district, among them Koth is the most populous village with population of about 10 thousand and Rampura is the least populous village with population of 300. Moti Boru is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 47 km2 and Anandpura is the smallest with 2 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (48%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dholka taluka is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 51 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 68% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Dholka Sub District rural part and 32% (about 81 thousand) population live in the Dholka Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dholka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 249,852 214,378 33,672 1,802 32,034
Male 130,113 111,357 17,799 957 17,130
Female 119,739 103,021 15,873 845 14,904

Most populated Villages and Cities in Dholka

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Koth 10439 Dholka 80945
Badarkha 10002 Dholka 79531
Chaloda 8641
Vataman 6830
Vasna Keliya 5776
Chandisar 4698
Saroda 4534
Sathal 4303
Varna 4239
Jalalpur Vazifa 4071

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 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 913 in Muslims are 973.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dholka

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 249,852 214,863 34,159 261 90 42 272 1 164
Male 130,113 112,346 17,315 130 47 20 150 1 104
Female 119,739 102,517 16,844 131 43 22 122 0 60

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17% which is 1.3% higher than male population growth rate of 15.7%. General caste population has increased by 17.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -5.5% and child population has increased by 1.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.3% 17.4% 10.8% -5.5% 1.8%
Male 15.7% 17% 9.6% -5.9% 1.6%
Female 17% 18% 12.1% -5.1% 2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 920 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 925, in schedule caste is 892 and in schedule tribe is 883. There are 870 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 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 8 20 8 4
2011 920 925 892 883 870
2001 910 917 872 875 866

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Dholka

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Rampura 1206 Dholka 932
Khatripur 1025 Dholka 932
Ganesar 1009
Bhumli 992
Kadipur 990
Kharanti 976
Samani 971
Shiyawada 968
Loliya 966
Sindhraj 963

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 98 thousand are male and about 71 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dholka is 78%. 87% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dholka

Total Male Female
Change 9.2% 5.8% 13.1%
2011 77.6% 86.7% 67.9%
2001 68.4% 80.9% 54.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Dholka

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Khatripur 95 Dholka 83
Rampur 83 Dholka 82
Girand 83
Virdi 83
Vasna Keliya 83
Rupgadh 82
Shiyawada 82
Ambaliyara 81
Javaraj 80
Bhurkhi 80

Workers profile

Dholka has 40% (about 99 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 21% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dholka

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.7% 31.9% 7.9% 60.3%
Male 57.4% 51.9% 5.5% 42.6%
Female 20.6% 10.1% 10.5% 79.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dholka

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Moti Boru 46.8 Dholka 20.9
Koth 46.4 Dholka 20.9
Varna 30.9
Vataman 30
Loliya 29.9
Bholad 28.8
Uteliya 27.5
Vejalka 27.4
Saragvala 27
Simej 25