Jamnagar Taluka, with population of about 8.5 lakh is Jamnagar district's the most populous sub district, located in Jamnagar district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 99 villages in the sub district, among them Bed is the most populous village with population of 8229 and Pirotan (Bet) is the least populous village with population of 4. Chela is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 30 km2 and Pirotan (Bet) is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 6 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Jamnagar Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Jamnagar Municipal Corporation; Sikka Municipality; Reliance Complex and GSFC (Motikhavdi Sikka) Industrial Notified Areas and Digvijaygram Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 8.5 lakh people, among them about 4.4 lakh (52%) are male and about 4.1 lakh (48%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jamnagar taluka is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.7 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 6.5 lakh) live in Jamnagar Sub District urban part and 24% (about 2 lakh) population live in the Jamnagar Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jamnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 851,948 780,440 65,750 5,758 96,173
Male 443,742 406,559 34,209 2,974 51,149
Female 408,206 373,881 31,541 2,784 45,024

Most populated Villages and Cities in Jamnagar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bed 8229 Jamnagar 600943
Chela 7035 Jamnagar 479920
Alia 6535 Sikka 28814
Dhunvav 6249 Reliance Complex 12796
Moti Khavdi 5928 Digvijaygram 6161
Dared 5666 GSFC (Motikhavdi Sikka) 467
Khimrana 5444
Sachana 5416
Amra 4597
Morkanda 4459

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 18% 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 910 in Muslims are 959 and in Jains are 995.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jamnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 851,948 672,052 157,216 2,666 1,089 828 16,319 99 1,679
Male 443,742 351,929 80,250 1,385 641 446 8,179 55 857
Female 408,206 320,123 76,966 1,281 448 382 8,140 44 822

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 11.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 7.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.2% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 11.6%. General caste population has increased by 11.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 62.4% and child population has decreased by -7.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jamnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.9% 11.7% 10.8% 62.4% -7.1%
Male 11.6% 11.4% 11.1% 58.3% -7.1%
Female 12.2% 12.1% 10.4% 67% -7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 920 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 920, in schedule caste is 922 and in schedule tribe is 936. There are 880 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jamnagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 7 -6 49 1
2011 920 920 922 936 880
2001 914 913 928 887 879

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Jamnagar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gagva 1086 Sikka 928
Khambhalida Nanovas 1053 Jamnagar 928
Rampar 1051 Jamnagar 919
Fachariya 1048 Digvijaygram 912
Miyatra 1043 GSFC (Motikhavdi Sikka) 831
Varna 1042 Reliance Complex 751
Vagadiya 1034
Khambhalida Motovas 1022
Virpar 1020
Khara Vedha 1019

Literacy

Total about 6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 3.4 lakh are male and about 2.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jamnagar is 80%. 86% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jamnagar

Total Male Female
Change 6.5% 4.2% 9.0%
2011 79.5% 85.5% 73%
2001 73% 81.3% 64%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Jamnagar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Modpar 88 GSFC (Motikhavdi Sikka) 100
Khimaliya 84 Reliance Complex 99
Morkanda 84 Jamnagar 82
Matva 83 Jamnagar 82
Alia 81 Digvijaygram 81
Chandragadh 81 Sikka 66
Nava Nagna 80
Bada 80
Mota Thavariya 79
Lakhani Nanovas 78

Workers profile

Jamnagar has 36% (about 3.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 13% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jamnagar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.1% 31.8% 4.3% 63.9%
Male 57.2% 52.7% 4.5% 42.8%
Female 13.2% 9.1% 4.1% 86.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Jamnagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chela 30 Jamnagar 55.3
Dhudasiya 27.1 Jamnagar 55.3
Dhutarpar 25.9 Reliance Complex 23.9
Moti Banugar 24.3 Sikka 4.3
Moda 23.6 GSFC (Motikhavdi Sikka) 2.6
Jambuda 23.5 Digvijaygram 1.2
Virpar 22.5
Fala 22.2
Khambhalida Motovas 22.1
Alia 19.4