Bholav Census Town, with population of about 25 thousand is Bharuch sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Bharuch sub district of Bharuch district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Bholav census town is 3 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 7502 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Bholav Ward No 01 and the population of Bholav Ward No 01 is about 25 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Bharuch which is 1 km far from here. Bharuch is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 1 km. District head quarter of the census town is Bharuch which is 1 km away. Gandhinagar is the state head quarter of the census town and is 228 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 842 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46°C and minimum temperature goes down to 25°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 25 thousand people, among them about 13 thousand (52%) are male and about 12 thousand (48%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bholav census town is 9%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 5786 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bholav

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24,605 20,164 2,220 2,221 2,157
Male 12,873 10,585 1,190 1,098 1,178
Female 11,732 9,579 1,030 1,123 979

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 907 in Muslims are 963 and in Christians are 1184

Religion wise population 2011 - Bholav

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 24,605 23,024 848 273 59 11 201 16 173
Male 12,873 12,075 432 125 34 7 102 8 90
Female 11,732 10,949 416 148 25 4 99 8 83

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 1046% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2147. Female population growth rate of the census town is 1042.4% which is -7% lower than male population growth rate of 1049.4%. General caste population has increased by 1383.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1581.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 238.6% and child population has increased by 684.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bholav

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1046% 1383.7% 1581.8% 238.6% 684.4%
Male 1049.4% 1344.1% 1530.1% 249.7% 792.4%
Female 1042.4% 1430.2% 1645.8% 228.4% 584.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 911 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 905, in schedule caste is 866 and in schedule tribe is 1023. There are 831 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has decreased by 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 252 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bholav

Total General SC ST Child
Change -6 51 58 -66 -252
2011 911 905 866 1023 831
2001 917 854 808 1089 1083

Literacy

Total about 21 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 11 thousand are male and 9970 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bholav is 94%. 96% of male and 93% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 26%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bholav

Total Male Female
Change 16.8% 8.7% 26.1%
2011 94.2% 95.6% 92.7%
2001 77.4% 86.9% 66.6%

Workers profile

Bholav has 36% (8818) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 14% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bholav

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.8% 29.8% 6% 64.2%
Male 55.6% 49% 6.6% 44.4%
Female 14.1% 8.7% 5.4% 85.9%