Anand Taluka, with population of about 6.1 lakh is Anand district's the most populous sub district, located in Anand district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 37 villages in the sub district, among them Samarkha is the most populous village with population of about 23 thousand and Meghva Gana is the least populous village with population of 1712. Sarsa is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 23 km2 and Jitodiya is the smallest with 2 km2.

There are 9 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Anand Municipality and Out Growth; Anand, Karamsad, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Ode and Boriavi Municipalities; Gamdi and Hadgood Census Towns and Vithal Udyognagar Industrial Notified Area.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.1 lakh people, among them about 3.2 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.9 lakh (48%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anand taluka is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.3 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 57% (about 3.5 lakh) live in Anand Sub District urban part and 43% (about 2.6 lakh) population live in the Anand Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anand

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 609,307 568,970 25,161 15,176 69,306
Male 315,720 295,051 12,869 7,800 37,020
Female 293,587 273,919 12,292 7,376 32,286

Most populated Villages and Cities in Anand

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Samarkha 22712 Anand 209410
Chikhodra 15957 Anand 198282
Sarsa 14582 Karamsad 35285
Vasad 14384 Vallabh Vidyanagar 23783
Napad Vanto 14260 Ode 23250
Adas 12582 Boriavi 19865
Vadod 11996 Gamdi 14582
Khambholaj 9463 Hadgood 14262
Rasnol 9390 Vithal Udyognagar 5035
Mogar 9028

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 927 in Muslims are 946 and in Christians are 954

Religion wise population 2011 - Anand

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 609,307 502,592 82,074 18,881 1,184 110 3,116 41 1,309
Male 315,720 260,826 42,172 9,664 632 63 1,611 25 727
Female 293,587 241,766 39,902 9,217 552 47 1,505 16 582

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 18.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 20.4% which is 3.5% higher than male population growth rate of 16.9%. General caste population has increased by 18.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.2% and child population has increased by 7.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Anand

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.6% 18.4% 21.1% 19.2% 7.7%
Male 16.9% 16.9% 18.6% 16.2% 4.9%
Female 20.4% 20.1% 23.9% 22.5% 11.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 928, in schedule caste is 955 and in schedule tribe is 946. There are 872 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 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Anand

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 25 40 49 49
2011 930 928 955 946 872
2001 904 903 915 897 823

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Anand

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Khanpur 972 Vallabh Vidyanagar 964
Napad Vanto 957 Karamsad 937
Valasan 955 Anand 934
Rahtalav 951 Boriavi 933
Samarkha 951 Anand 932
Sundan 943 Gamdi 931
Vadod 941 Ode 930
Rajupura 939 Hadgood 930
Jitodiya 938 Vithal Udyognagar 860
Ramnagar 936

Literacy

Total about 4.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.6 lakh are male and about 2.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anand is 88%. 94% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Anand

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 3.5% 10.6%
2011 87.5% 93.6% 81.1%
2001 80.7% 90.1% 70.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Anand

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gana 97 Karamsad 91
Meghva Gana 94 Vallabh Vidyanagar 91
Navli 93 Anand 90
Jitodiya 92 Anand 89
Vans Khiliya 92 Hadgood 89
Chikhodra 90 Gamdi 88
Ajarpura 90 Vithal Udyognagar 87
Napad Talpad 90 Boriavi 86
Sandesar 89 Ode 82
Vasad 89

Workers profile

Anand has 37% (about 2.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 16% female population are working population. 51% 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 - Anand

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.6% 31.8% 4.8% 63.4%
Male 56% 51.2% 4.8% 44%
Female 15.8% 10.8% 4.9% 84.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Anand

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sarsa 22.6 Anand 48.3
Samarkha 21.3 Anand 48.3
Adas 17.7 Ode 33
Khambholaj 16.4 Karamsad 16.1
Vasad 13.6 Boriavi 15.4
Vadod 13.4 Gamdi 5.7
Vaherakhadi 12.9 Hadgood 4.5
Chikhodra 12.7 Vithal Udyognagar 3.3
Khanpur 12.1 Vallabh Vidyanagar 2.3
Rasnol 11.9