Rajkot Taluka, with population of about 15.3 lakh is Rajkot district's the most populous sub district, located in Rajkot district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 82 villages in the sub district, among them Kuvadva is the most populous village with population of 8214 and Rampara is the least populous village with population of 170. Sardhar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 32 km2 and Rampara is the smallest with 2 km2.

There are 5 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Rajkot Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Rajkot Municipal Corporation; Kotharia, Anandpar and Ghanteshvar Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 15.3 lakh people, among them about 8 lakh (52%) are male and about 7.3 lakh (48%) are female. 93% 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 Rajkot taluka is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 3.3 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 14 lakh) live in Rajkot Sub District urban part and 9% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Rajkot Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajkot

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,533,821 1,419,974 101,437 12,410 170,864
Male 803,343 744,714 52,176 6,453 92,762
Female 730,478 675,260 49,261 5,957 78,102

Most populated Villages and Cities in Rajkot

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kuvadva 8214 Rajkot 1323363
Sardhar 8137 Rajkot 1286678
Kasturbadham 4201 Kotharia 53794
Gavaridad 3749 Anandpar 13483
Halenda 3724 Ghanteshvar 5874
Maliyasan 3508
Bedla 3385
Kherdi 3179
Kalipat 2692
Mahika 2612

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 905 in Muslims are 940 and in Jains are 1011.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajkot

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,533,821 1,390,910 110,276 3,789 1,021 618 25,232 208 1,767
Male 803,343 730,040 56,842 1,956 551 319 12,544 125 966
Female 730,478 660,870 53,434 1,833 470 299 12,688 83 801

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 34.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 34.7% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 34.8%. General caste population has increased by 35.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 28.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 52.5% and child population has increased by 17.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajkot

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34.8% 35.1% 28.9% 52.5% 17.1%
Male 34.8% 35.3% 27.3% 50% 16.2%
Female 34.7% 34.9% 30.6% 55.3% 18.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 909 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 907, in schedule caste is 944 and in schedule tribe is 923. There are 842 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 decreased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajkot

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 -3 24 31 14
2011 909 907 944 923 842
2001 910 910 920 892 828

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Rajkot

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Dhandhiya 1058 Ghanteshvar 913
Vejagam 1048 Rajkot 908
Sajadiali Lili 1041 Rajkot 908
Targhadiya 1028 Anandpar 898
Nakaravadi 1023 Kotharia 843
Chitravav 1020
Ranpar 1014
Jaliya 1011
Samadhiyala 1004
Magharvada 1000

Literacy

Total about 11.8 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 6.4 lakh are male and about 5.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajkot is 86%. 90% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajkot

Total Male Female
Change 5.6% 3.7% 7.6%
2011 86.2% 90.4% 81.7%
2001 80.6% 86.7% 74.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Rajkot

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ramnagar 96 Rajkot 88
Bhayasar 95 Rajkot 88
Amargadh 94 Kotharia 81
Maliyasan 92 Anandpar 79
Samadhiyala 87 Ghanteshvar 78
Ratanpar 87
Padasan 86
Jamgadh 86
Sardhar 85
Mahika 85

Workers profile

Rajkot has 36% (about 5.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 12% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajkot

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.2% 33.5% 2.7% 63.8%
Male 58.2% 55.8% 2.3% 41.8%
Female 12% 9% 3% 88%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rajkot

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sardhar 31.8 Rajkot 157.5
Vadali 29.9 Rajkot 157.5
Gavaridad 25.9 Kotharia 17.9
Kherdi 25.3 Anandpar 10.1
Jaliya 22.8 Ghanteshvar 8.2
Khorana 20.9
Bedla 20.8
Parevala 20.6
Kuvadva 20.2
Sanosara 20