Gujarat State, with population of about 6 crore is India's the 9th most populous state. Total geographical area of Gujarat state is about 2 lakh km2 and it is the 7th biggest state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 308 persons per km2. There are 26 districts in the state, among them Ahmadabad is the most populous district with population of about 72.1 lakh and The Dangs is the least populous district with population of about 2.3 lakh. Kachchh is the biggest district in the state with an area of about 46 thousand km2 and The Dangs is the smallest with 1766 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 6 crore people, among them about 3 crore (52%) are male and about 3 crore (48%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 15% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gujarat state is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1 crore households in the state and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 57% (about 3 crore) live in Gujarat rural part and 43% (about 3 crore) population live in the Gujarat urban part. Rural population density of Gujarat state is 184 and urban population density is 3477 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gujarat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 60,439,692 47,448,071 4,074,447 8,917,174 7,777,262
Male 31,491,260 24,879,540 2,110,331 4,501,389 4,115,384
Female 28,948,432 22,568,531 1,964,116 4,415,785 3,661,878

Most populated Districts, Sub Districts and Cities in Gujarat

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Ahmadabad 7214225 Ahmadabad City 5585528 Vadodara 1752371
Surat 6081322 Surat City 4467797 Vadodara 1670806
Vadodara 4165626 Vadodara 2009434 Rajkot 1323363
Rajkot 3804558 Rajkot 1533821 Rajkot 1286678
Banas Kantha 3120506 Jamnagar 851948 Bhavnagar 605882
Bhavnagar 2880365 Bhavnagar 787319 Jamnagar 600943
Junagadh 2743082 Anand 609307 Bhavnagar 593368
Sabar Kantha 2428589 Deesa 588123 Jamnagar 479920
Panch Mahals 2390776 Gandhinagar 560497 Junagadh 319462
Kheda 2299885 Nadiad 550330 Gandhinagar 292797

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 916 in Muslims are 944.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gujarat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 60,439,692 53,533,988 5,846,761 316,178 58,246 30,483 579,654 16,480 57,902
Male 31,491,260 27,941,177 3,007,221 159,759 32,069 16,220 294,911 8,362 31,541
Female 28,948,432 25,592,811 2,839,540 156,419 26,177 14,263 284,743 8,118 26,361

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 19.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 19.2% which is -0.2% lower than male population growth rate of 19.4%. General caste population has increased by 19.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.2% and child population has increased by 3.3% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gujarat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.3% 19.8% 13.4% 19.2% 3.3%
Male 19.4% 20% 13.1% 18.8% 2.9%
Female 19.2% 19.6% 13.8% 19.6% 3.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 919 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 907, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 981. There are 890 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the state. Overall sex ratio in the state has decreased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gujarat

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 -3 6 7 7
2011 919 907 931 981 890
2001 920 910 925 974 883

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest sex ratio in Gujarat

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tapi 1007 Uchchhal 1025 Saputara 1879
The Dangs 1006 Nizar 1017 Sukhpar 1065
Dohad 990 Sagbara 1013 Ghogha 1045
Amreli 964 Vyara 1012 Kanodar 1020
Navsari 961 Limkheda 1008 Salaya 1017
Narmada 961 The Dangs 1006 Lilia 1002
Junagadh 953 Devgadbaria 1004 Mankuva 999
Sabar Kantha 952 Bansda 1001 Limkheda 997
Porbandar 950 Dharampur 1000 Dharampur 996
Panch Mahals 949 Vijaynagar 999 Raval 988

Literacy

Total about 4 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 2 crore are male and about 2 crore are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of GUJARAT is 78%. 86% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gujarat

Total Male Female
Change 8.9% 6.1% 11.9%
2011 78% 85.8% 69.7%
2001 69.1% 79.7% 57.8%

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest literacy rate in Gujarat

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Surat 86 Gandevi 90 Valia (Naldhari) 100
Ahmadabad 85 Vadodara 90 GSFC (Motikhavdi Sikka) 100
Anand 84 Jalalpore 89 Reliance Complex 99
Gandhinagar 84 Valsad 89 Limla 98
Navsari 84 Unjha 89 Valsad 98
Mahesana 84 Ahmadabad City 88 Jawaharnagar (Gujarat Refinery) 97
Kheda 83 Surat City 88 Petro-Chemical Complex 97
Bharuch 82 Anand 88 Bharuch 96
Rajkot 81 Pardi 88 Mora 96
Vadodara 79 Visnagar 87 Devsar 96

Workers profile

GUJARAT has 41% (about 2 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 23% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gujarat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 41% 33.7% 7.3% 59%
Male 57.2% 52.6% 4.6% 42.8%
Female 23.4% 13.1% 10.3% 76.6%

Biggest Districts and Cities in Gujarat

Districts Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kachchh 45674 Vadodara 270.2
Jamnagar 14184 Vadodara 270.2
Rajkot 11198 Gandhinagar 182.3
Banas Kantha 10743 Gandhinagar 182.3
Surendranagar 10423 Sanand 157.7
Bhavnagar 10034 Sanand 157.7
Junagadh 8831 Rajkot 157.5
Ahmadabad 8107 Rajkot 157.5
Vadodara 7546 Bhayavadar 93.8
Amreli 7397 Khambhat 80.8