Gandevi Taluka, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Navsari district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Navsari district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 55 villages in the sub district, among them Bigri is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Vagalvad is the least populous village with population of 314. Mendhar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 30 km2 and Vagalvad is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 5 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Bilimora and Gandevi Municipalities Devsar, Bilimora (Talodh) and Antaliya Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (49%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 31% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gandevi taluka is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 57 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 62% (about 1.5 lakh) live in Gandevi Sub District rural part and 38% (about 95 thousand) population live in the Gandevi Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gandevi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 249,264 165,376 6,763 77,125 22,898
Male 126,527 84,665 3,368 38,494 11,923
Female 122,737 80,711 3,395 38,631 10,975

Most populated Villages and Cities in Gandevi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bigri 10780 Bilimora 53187
Saribujrang 8801 Gandevi 16827
Amalsad 7572 Devsar 10346
Gandeva 7100 Bilimora (Talodh) 7204
Masa 6607 Antaliya 6936
Endhal 5729
Kachholi 5163
Mendhar 4919
Undach Vaniya Faliya 4226
Vaghrech 4066

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 6% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 970 in Muslims are 960 and in Sikhs are 1014.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gandevi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 249,264 230,374 14,692 523 1,937 39 1,306 152 241
Male 126,527 116,930 7,495 251 962 26 651 77 135
Female 122,737 113,444 7,197 272 975 13 655 75 106

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 3.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 4.3% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 3.1%. General caste population has increased by 4.4%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -23.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 5.6% and child population has decreased by -14.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gandevi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3.7% 4.4% -23.6% 5.6% -14.4%
Male 3.1% 3.9% -24.4% 4.8% -15.2%
Female 4.3% 4.9% -22.7% 6.4% -13.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 970 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 953, in schedule caste is 1008 and in schedule tribe is 1004. There are 920 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 increased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gandevi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 9 22 15 18
2011 970 953 1008 1004 920
2001 959 944 986 989 902

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Gandevi

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mendhar 1106 Gandevi 986
Kalamtha 1067 Bilimora (Talodh) 947
Dhamdachha 1044 Bilimora 946
Khergam 1037 Devsar 936
Khapariya 1034 Antaliya 882
Dhanori 1033
Kalvach 1028
Endhal 1021
Vaghrech 1021
Torangam 1020

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 97 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gandevi is 90%. 93% of male and 87% 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 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gandevi

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 4.4% 9.3%
2011 90% 93.1% 86.8%
2001 83.2% 88.7% 77.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Gandevi

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pinjra 99 Devsar 96
Pati 97 Antaliya 95
Masa 97 Bilimora (Talodh) 93
Dhakwada 97 Bilimora 89
Khakhwada 96 Gandevi 88
Nandarkha 96
Gadat 95
Sonwadi 95
Vasan 95
Ancheli 95

Workers profile

Gandevi has 41% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 23% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gandevi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.3% 36.2% 5.1% 58.7%
Male 59.3% 53.9% 5.4% 40.7%
Female 22.8% 17.9% 4.9% 77.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gandevi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mendhar 29.6 Bilimora 16
Masa 21 Gandevi 4.4
Gandeva 15.5 Bilimora (Talodh) 3.3
Bigri 12.6 Devsar 3
Endhal 10.3 Antaliya 2.7
Kalamtha 8.8
Dhanori 8.7
Ambheta 7.9
Amalsad 5.8
Undach Vaniya Faliya 5.5