Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation, with population of about 5.9 lakh is Bhavnagar sub district's only municipal corporation located in Bhavnagar sub district of Bhavnagar district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bhavnagar municipal corporation is 54 km2. Population density of the city is 10960 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 5.9 lakh people, among them about 3.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.8 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 is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 1.2 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 593,368 553,219 36,217 3,932 65,741
Male 308,892 288,178 18,720 1,994 35,642
Female 284,476 265,041 17,497 1,938 30,099

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 935 and in schedule tribe is 972. There are 844 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city.


Total about 4.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.5 lakh are male and about 2 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%