The Dangs Taluka, with population of about 2.3 lakh is The Dangs district's only sub district, located in The Dangs district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 308 villages in the sub district, among them Subir is the most populous village with population of 3188 and Bokadmal is the least populous village with population of 75. Diwan Tembrun is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 51 km2 and Bhurbhendi is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Ahwa and Waghai Census Towns and Saputara Notified Area.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (50%) are female. 5% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 95% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of The Dangs taluka is 18%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 45 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 89% (about 2 lakh) live in The Dangs Sub District rural part and 11% (about 25 thousand) population live in the The Dangs Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - The Dangs

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 228,291 11,226 992 216,073 40,743
Male 113,821 5,792 490 107,539 20,743
Female 114,470 5,434 502 108,534 20,000

Most populated Villages and Cities in The Dangs

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Subir 3188 Ahwa 15004
Dhavalidod 2280 Waghai 6715
Samgahan 2275 Saputara 2968
Malegaon 1935
Kosimda 1841
Gadhvi 1811
Pimpri 1783
Kadmal(Subir) 1725
Kalibel 1695
Nishana 1627

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 9% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1004 in Christians are 1035 and in Muslims are 982.

Religion wise population 2011 - The Dangs

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 228,291 203,545 3,593 20,029 69 32 39 560 424
Male 113,821 101,578 1,813 9,842 35 18 22 289 224
Female 114,470 101,967 1,780 10,187 34 14 17 271 200

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 22.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 23.4% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 21.1%. General caste population has increased by 4.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23.4% and child population has increased by 11.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - The Dangs

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.3% 4.6% 7.7% 23.4% 11.5%
Male 21.1% 0.8% 5.6% 22.5% 12.1%
Female 23.4% 9.1% 9.8% 24.3% 10.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1006 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 938, in schedule caste is 1024 and in schedule tribe is 1009. There are 964 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - The Dangs

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 71 39 14 -10
2011 1006 938 1024 1009 964
2001 987 867 985 995 974

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in The Dangs

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Dhadhra 1386 Saputara 1879
Ambur 1340 Waghai 973
Jamanya 1300 Ahwa 954
Kakadvihir 1241
Chankhal 1231
Ahirpada 1231
Gunjpeda 1226
Barda(Khambhla Saja) 1224
Bilbari 1223
Lahan Jhadadar 1213

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 77 thousand are male and about 64 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of The Dangs is 75%. 83% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - The Dangs

Total Male Female
Change 15.5% 12.4% 18.9%
2011 75.2% 83.1% 67.4%
2001 59.7% 70.7% 48.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in The Dangs

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sadadvihir 96 Ahwa 90
Chikatiya 95 Saputara 87
Kukadnakhi 92 Waghai 84
Patli 92
Jhavda 92
Humbapada 92
Bhalkhet 92
Baradpani 92
Bhisya 91
Sawarkhadi 91

Workers profile

The Dangs has 52% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 50% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 30% of total female population are main and 20% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - The Dangs

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 51.8% 38.6% 13.2% 48.2%
Male 53.9% 47.4% 6.5% 46.1%
Female 49.7% 29.8% 19.9% 50.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in The Dangs

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Diwan Tembrun 50.6 Saputara 4.2
Girmal 36.5 Ahwa 4
Moti Kasad 30.1 Waghai 2.3
Nishana 28.2
Jarsol 26.1
Wasurna 26
Godadiya 25.3
Shivarimal 24.1
Dhodhalpada 22.6
Dhulda 21.7