Bhuj Municipality And Out Growth, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Bhuj sub district's only municipality and out growth located in Bhuj sub district of Kachchh district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bhuj municipality and out growth is 40 km2. Population density of the city is 3740 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Bhuj Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of about 28 thousand and Bhuj Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 5148.

Nearest railway station is Bhuj which is within the city. Bhuj is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhuj. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 379 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 500 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 79 thousand (53%) are male and about 70 thousand (47%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhuj municipality and out growth is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 33 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhuj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 148,834 137,501 8,495 2,838 17,280
Male 78,813 72,924 4,417 1,472 9,089
Female 70,021 64,577 4,078 1,366 8,191

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 26% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 864 in Muslims are 951 and in Jains are 1001.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhuj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 148,834 102,123 38,162 667 874 109 5,981 7 911
Male 78,813 54,774 19,556 383 558 62 2,989 4 487
Female 70,021 47,349 18,606 284 316 47 2,992 3 424

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 51.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 99 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 49.7% which is -2.5% lower than male population growth rate of 52.2%. General caste population has increased by 54.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 51.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -30% and child population has increased by 48.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 51.1% 54.7% 51.8% -30% 48.3%
Male 52.2% 56.3% 52.5% -33.2% 49.2%
Female 49.7% 53% 50.9% -26.4% 47.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 888 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 886, in schedule caste is 923 and in schedule tribe is 928. There are 901 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total General SC ST Child
Change -15 -18 -10 86 -12
2011 888 886 923 928 901
2001 903 904 933 842 913

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 63 thousand are male and about 50 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhuj is 86%. 91% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhuj

Total Male Female
Change 8.5% 6.4% 10.8%
2011 86.4% 90.7% 81.6%
2001 77.9% 84.3% 70.8%

Workers profile

Bhuj has 38% (about 56 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 13% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhuj

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.7% 33.2% 4.5% 62.3%
Male 59.2% 54.4% 4.8% 40.8%
Female 13.4% 9.3% 4.1% 86.6%