Visnagar Taluka, with population of about 2.6 lakh is Mahesana district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Mahesana district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 59 villages in the sub district, among them Gothva is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Kiyadar is the least populous village with population of 513. Umta is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 33 km2 and Ganpatpura is the smallest with 2 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Visnagar Municipality and Out Growth; and Visnagar Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.6 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (48%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Visnagar taluka is 10%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are about 55 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 71% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Visnagar Sub District rural part and 29% (about 77 thousand) population live in the Visnagar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Visnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 262,246 241,767 19,109 1,370 27,503
Male 136,329 125,588 10,035 706 15,058
Female 125,917 116,179 9,074 664 12,445

Most populated Villages and Cities in Visnagar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Gothva 11213 Visnagar 76753
Kansa 9984 Visnagar 63073
Bhandu 8228
Umta 8119
Valam 7716
Denap 6637
Kada 6427
Tarabh 6312
Gunja 6223
Bhalak 5976

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 923 in Muslims are 937.

Religion wise population 2011 - Visnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 262,246 247,127 13,417 161 64 18 805 15 639
Male 136,329 128,493 6,925 85 38 10 430 5 343
Female 125,917 118,634 6,492 76 26 8 375 10 296

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 3.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 3.7% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 3.4%. General caste population has increased by 3.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 2.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 41.1% and child population has decreased by -15.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Visnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3.6% 3.5% 2.1% 41.1% -15.8%
Male 3.4% 3.5% 1.4% 33.5% -18.6%
Female 3.7% 3.6% 2.8% 50.2% -12.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 924 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 925, in schedule caste is 904 and in schedule tribe is 941. There are 826 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 60 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Visnagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 2 11 105 60
2011 924 925 904 941 826
2001 921 923 893 836 766

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Visnagar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kajialiyasana 1030 Visnagar 910
Kamalpur (Gothva) 1009 Visnagar 909
Satusana 1003
Ganpatpura 982
Gothva 967
Rampura 967
Kiyadar 966
Savala 963
Chhogala 962
Lachhadi 960

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 91 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Visnagar is 87%. 93% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Visnagar

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 4.1% 10.5%
2011 87% 93.2% 80.3%
2001 79.7% 89.1% 69.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Visnagar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bakarpur 100 Visnagar 90
Saduthala 98 Visnagar 89
Megha Aliyasana 95
Kansarakui 94
Rampura 94
Bokarvada 93
Rangakui 93
Kiyadar 93
Khadalpur 93
Kamalpur (Gothva) 92

Workers profile

Visnagar has 39% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 21% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Visnagar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.2% 34% 5.2% 60.8%
Male 55.9% 52.2% 3.7% 44.1%
Female 21.2% 14.3% 6.8% 78.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Visnagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Umta 32.8 Visnagar 9.1
Visnagar (Rural) 25.1 Visnagar 9.1
Bhandu 24.2
Valam 23.6
Gunja 22
Kada 21.1
Bhalak 16.3
Tarabh 15.7
Kansa 15
Pudgam 13.9