Nakhatrana Village, with population of about 17 thousand is Nakhatrana sub district's the most populous village, located in Nakhatrana sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Nakhatrana village is 24 km2 and it is the 15th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 720 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Bhuj and distance from Nakhatrana village to Bhuj is 48 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Nakhatrana village is 370615. The village comes under Nakhatrana panchayat. Nakhatrana is the sub district head quarter of the village. District head quarter of the village is Bhuj which is 48 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to about 17 thousand people, among them 8813 (50%) are male and 8665 (50%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nakhatrana village is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3503 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,478 15,553 1,788 137 2,259
Male 8,813 7,850 887 76 1,158
Female 8,665 7,703 901 61 1,101

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 39.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 40% which is 1.1% higher than male population growth rate of 38.9%. General caste population has increased by 43.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 117.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -84.4% and child population has increased by 33.4% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 39.4% 43.6% 117.3% -84.4% 33.4%
Male 38.9% 43.1% 118.5% -83.3% 28.1%
Female 40% 44.1% 116.1% -85.7% 39.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 983 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 981, in schedule caste is 1016 and in schedule tribe is 803. There are 951 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 77 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nakhatrana

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 7 -11 -135 77
2011 983 981 1016 803 951
2001 975 974 1027 938 874

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 6804 are male and 5766 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nakhatrana is 83%. 89% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village 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 - Nakhatrana

Total Male Female
Change 3.8% 2.3% 5.2%
2011 82.6% 88.9% 76.2%
2001 78.8% 86.6% 71%

Workers profile

Nakhatrana has 32% (5523) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 8% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nakhatrana

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.6% 29.5% 2.1% 68.4%
Male 55% 52.6% 2.4% 45%
Female 7.8% 6.1% 1.7% 92.2%