Bhavnagar Taluka, with population of about 7.9 lakh is Bhavnagar district's the most populous sub district, located in Bhavnagar district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 54 villages in the sub district, among them Adhewada is the most populous village with population of 8082 and Savaikot is the least populous village with population of 54. Akwada is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 63 km2 and Bhadbhediya is the smallest with 2 km2.

There are 6 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation; Sidsar, Vartej, Nari and Malanka Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 7.9 lakh people, among them about 4.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 3.8 lakh (48%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhavnagar taluka is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 1.6 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 82% (about 6.4 lakh) live in Bhavnagar Sub District urban part and 18% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Bhavnagar Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 787,319 739,190 43,412 4,717 93,191
Male 409,978 385,057 22,493 2,428 50,202
Female 377,341 354,133 20,919 2,289 42,989

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bhavnagar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Adhewada 8082 Bhavnagar 605882
Hathab 7930 Bhavnagar 593368
Kardej 7764 Sidsar 11795
Budhel 7760 Vartej 11354
Akwada 6879 Nari 9467
Bhandariya 6036 Malanka 4765
Tarsimiya 5605
Khadsaliya 5486
Koliyak 4740
Bhumbhali 4436

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 10% 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 919 in Muslims are 924 and in Jains are 979.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 787,319 686,573 80,572 1,705 819 207 16,127 63 1,253
Male 409,978 357,809 41,876 905 445 109 8,150 36 648
Female 377,341 328,764 38,696 800 374 98 7,977 27 605

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 18.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 19% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 18.7%. General caste population has increased by 18.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.1% and child population has decreased by -2.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.8% 18.6% 21.8% 17.1% -2.1%
Male 18.7% 18.5% 21.4% 12.5% -3.4%
Female 19% 18.8% 22.2% 22.5% -0.4%

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 930 and in schedule tribe is 943. There are 856 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 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 2 2 6 77 25
2011 920 920 930 943 856
2001 918 918 924 866 831

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhavnagar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Juna Ratanpar 1051 Malanka 963
Khetakhatli 1018 Vartej 932
Bhadbhediya 1018 Bhavnagar 921
Bhuteshwar 1007 Bhavnagar 921
Nava Ratanpar 1000 Sidsar 920
Pithalpar 999 Nari 904
Surka 998
Adhelai 992
Nagdhaniba 984
Gundi 981

Literacy

Total about 5.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 3.2 lakh are male and about 2.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhavnagar is 83%. 89% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhavnagar

Total Male Female
Change 5.6% 3.2% 8.2%
2011 82.7% 89.1% 75.9%
2001 77.1% 85.9% 67.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhavnagar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhadbhediya 88 Vartej 86
Tarsimiya 88 Bhavnagar 85
Bhojpura 88 Bhavnagar 85
Lakhanka 85 Nari 79
Alapar 85 Malanka 76
Sartanpar 84 Sidsar 75
Pithalpar 83
Adhelai 82
Mithapar 82
Surka 82

Workers profile

Bhavnagar has 35% (about 2.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 14% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhavnagar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.4% 32.1% 3.3% 64.6%
Male 55.3% 52.2% 3% 44.7%
Female 13.8% 10.3% 3.5% 86.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhavnagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Akwada 62.6 Bhavnagar 54.1
Sanes 59 Bhavnagar 54.1
Kalatalav 48 Vartej 20.5
Ganeshgadh 43.2 Nari 13.5
Narbad 40.6 Sidsar 12.8
Bhadbhid 39.9 Malanka 5.1
Velavadar 36.5
Adhelai 33.2
Kardej 33.1
Nava Madhiya 31.1