Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation And Out Growth, with population of about 6.1 lakh is Bhavnagar sub district's only municipal corporation and out growth located in Bhavnagar sub district of Bhavnagar district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bhavnagar municipal corporation and out growth is 54 km2. Population density of the city is 11191 persons per km2. There are 19 wards in the city, among them Bhavnagar Ward No 10 is the most populous ward with population of about 52 thousand and Ruva (og) Ward No 18 (rural Mdds Code:516249) is the least populous ward with population of 5833.

Nearest railway station is Bhavnagar which is within the city. Bhavnagar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bhavnagar. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 242 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 763.3 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 22°C.


The city 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, 6% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhavnagar municipal corporation and out growth is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 1.3 lakh households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 605,882 565,559 36,333 3,990 67,068
Male 315,429 294,616 18,784 2,029 36,367
Female 290,453 270,943 17,549 1,961 30,701

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 915 in Muslims are 947 and in Jains are 978.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 605,882 512,427 73,974 1,538 764 188 16,014 58 919
Male 315,429 267,553 37,989 792 403 99 8,096 34 463
Female 290,453 244,874 35,985 746 361 89 7,918 24 456

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 921 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 920, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 966. There are 844 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city.


Total about 4.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.5 lakh are male and about 2.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhavnagar is 85%. 90% of male and 79% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Bhavnagar has 34% (about 2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 10% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhavnagar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.6% 31% 2.6% 66.4%
Male 55.2% 52.2% 3% 44.8%
Female 10.1% 8% 2.1% 89.9%