Valsad Taluka, with population of about 4.2 lakh is Valsad district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Valsad district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 85 villages in the sub district, among them Dungri is the most populous village with population of 9207 and Pardi Hariya is the least populous village with population of 63. Kakwadi Danti is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 21 km2 and Pardi Hariya is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 9 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Valsad Municipality and Out Growth; Valsad Municipality; Parnera, Bhagdawada, Nanakwada, Pardi Sondhpur and Pardi Parnera Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous) and Valsad Industrial Notified Area.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.2 lakh people, among them about 2.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 2 lakh (49%) are female. 62% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 35% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Valsad taluka is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 94 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 54% (about 2.2 lakh) live in Valsad Sub District rural part and 46% (about 1.9 lakh) population live in the Valsad Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Valsad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 415,140 256,923 10,887 147,330 38,139
Male 212,179 133,125 5,517 73,537 19,967
Female 202,961 123,798 5,370 73,793 18,172

Most populated Villages and Cities in Valsad

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Dungri 9207 Valsad 139764
Bhadeli Jagalala 9133 Valsad 114636
Atgam 8786 Parnera 12296
Kakwadi Danti 8785 Bhagdawada 12291
Chanvai 5834 Nanakwada 10172
Vankal 5754 Pardi Sondhpur 7833
Faldhara 5425 Pardi Parnera 5454
Malvan 5165 Atul 3486
Magod Dungri 4701 Valsad 1162
Marala 3948

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 956 in Muslims are 954 and in Jains are 1024.

Religion wise population 2011 - Valsad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 415,140 383,495 23,100 2,325 536 222 4,284 523 655
Male 212,179 196,096 11,823 1,155 268 121 2,117 247 352
Female 202,961 187,399 11,277 1,170 268 101 2,167 276 303

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 7.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 8.5% which is 1.3% higher than male population growth rate of 7.2%. General caste population has increased by 12%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -16.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 3.3% and child population has decreased by -13.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Valsad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.8% 12% -16.9% 3.3% -13.3%
Male 7.2% 11.5% -16.7% 2.1% -13.8%
Female 8.5% 12.5% -17% 4.5% -12.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 957 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 930, in schedule caste is 973 and in schedule tribe is 1003. There are 910 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Valsad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 8 -4 22 11
2011 957 930 973 1003 910
2001 945 922 977 981 899

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Valsad

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tighara 1044 Nanakwada 979
Segva 1030 Bhagdawada 966
Khajurdi 1026 Valsad 957
Chinchai 1021 Valsad 955
Sarangpur 1017 Atul 952
Magod Dungri 1012 Parnera 909
Ozar 1011 Pardi Sondhpur 909
Dulsad 1010 Pardi Parnera 892
Vankal 1008 Valsad 877
Nandawala 1006

Literacy

Total about 3.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.8 lakh are male and about 1.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Valsad is 89%. 93% of male and 85% 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 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Valsad

Total Male Female
Change 5.6% 2.9% 8.6%
2011 88.8% 92.8% 84.7%
2001 83.2% 89.9% 76.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Valsad

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Surwada 95 Valsad 98
Magod Dungri 95 Bhagdawada 94
Fanaswada 95 Nanakwada 94
Umarsadi 94 Valsad 92
Dharasna 93 Atul 91
Jespor 93 Valsad 91
Navera 92 Parnera 89
Magod 92 Pardi Parnera 88
Sonwada 92 Pardi Sondhpur 87
Bhadeli Jagalala 92

Workers profile

Valsad has 41% (about 1.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 22% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Valsad

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.5% 33.9% 6.6% 59.5%
Male 58.2% 52.3% 5.9% 41.8%
Female 22.1% 14.7% 7.3% 77.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Valsad

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kakwadi Danti 20.7 Valsad 23.8
Vankal 15 Valsad 23.8
Atgam 14.5 Pardi Parnera 6.8
Malvan 12.9 Parnera 6.2
Faldhara 12.9 Atul 4.5
Velvach 11 Bhagdawada 3.4
Bhadeli Jagalala 10.6 Nanakwada 2.9
Dandi 10.2 Pardi Sondhpur 1.7
Gorgam 9.7 Valsad 1.1
Chanvai 9.3