Chorasi Taluka, with population of about 2.3 lakh is Surat district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Surat district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 37 villages in the sub district, among them Hajira is the most populous village with population of about 17 thousand and Okha is the least populous village with population of 63. Hajira is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 20 km2 and Sabargam is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 12 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Surat and Surat Municipal Corporation and Out Growths; Kansad Municipality; Sachin, Mora, Ichchhapor, Pardi Kanade and Bharthana Kosad Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous) Hajira, Sachin and Magdalla Industrial Notified Areas.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (61%) are male and about 90 thousand (39%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 13% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chorasi taluka is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 55 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 62% (about 1.4 lakh) live in Chorasi Sub District urban part and 38% (about 86 thousand) population live in the Chorasi Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chorasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 229,277 193,323 5,361 30,593 26,498
Male 139,773 121,526 2,833 15,414 14,095
Female 89,504 71,797 2,528 15,179 12,403

Most populated Villages and Cities in Chorasi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Hajira 16724 Surat 33813
Lajpor 7920 Surat 33813
Kumbharia 5824 Kansad 28327
Damka 5604 Sachin 28102
Sunvali 4165 Mora 13924
Bhatlai 4066 Ichchhapor 12097
Saniya Hemad 3964 Pardi Kanade 9167
Kapletha 3312 Bharthana Kosad 5679
Saroli 3063 Hajira 5562
Vansva 2498 Limla 3683

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 Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 639 in Muslims are 648 and in Jains are 865.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chorasi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 229,277 211,850 14,238 949 663 80 1,242 108 147
Male 139,773 129,241 8,640 586 450 44 666 57 89
Female 89,504 82,609 5,598 363 213 36 576 51 58

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -60.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -63.6% which is -4.7% lower than male population growth rate of -58.9%. General caste population has decreased by -62.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -70.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -44.3% and child population has decreased by -69.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chorasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -60.9% -62.3% -70.4% -44.3% -69.1%
Male -58.9% -59.8% -70.1% -45.1% -69.4%
Female -63.6% -65.9% -70.7% -43.4% -68.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 640 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 591, in schedule caste is 892 and in schedule tribe is 985. There are 880 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 decreased by 83 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chorasi

Total General SC ST Child
Change -83 -104 -20 30 19
2011 640 591 892 985 880
2001 723 695 912 955 861

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Chorasi

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Eklera 1103 Bharthana Kosad 935
Samrod 1050 Limla 916
Bhatia 1027 Kansad 767
Malgama 1025 Ichchhapor 733
Bhesan 1021 Hajira 648
Ravla Alias Vaktana 1015 Pardi Kanade 615
Vedchha 992 Sachin 580
Khambhasla 991 Surat 524
Timbarva 980 Surat 524
Saniya Kanade 976 Sachin 505

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 60 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chorasi is 85%. 90% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chorasi

Total Male Female
Change 3.8% 1.9% 5.5%
2011 85.3% 89.5% 78.3%
2001 81.5% 87.6% 72.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Chorasi

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Vanakala 98 Limla 98
Popda 96 Mora 96
Malgama 94 Ichchhapor 90
Bhatlai 92 Kansad 89
Rajgari 92 Hajira 89
Damka 91 Surat 84
Sabargam 90 Surat 84
Karadva 90 Magdalla 83
Sunvali 89 Sachin 83
Vansva 89 Pardi Kanade 82

Workers profile

Chorasi has 50% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 71% male and 18% female population are working population. 68% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chorasi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.1% 47.6% 2.5% 49.9%
Male 70.8% 68.2% 2.6% 29.2%
Female 17.6% 15.4% 2.3% 82.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chorasi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Hajira 20.1 Hajira 52.7
Sunvali 13.1 Mora 7.5
Damka 10.5 Kansad 7
Umber 8.9 Sachin 6.2
Lajpor 7.2 Sachin 4.4
Kharvasa 6.6 Bharthana Kosad 4.3
Deladva 6.5 Ichchhapor 3.2
Vanz 6.2 Pardi Kanade 1.3
Bhesan 5.6 Magdalla 0.5
Bonand 5.1 Limla 0.3