Palsana Taluka, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Surat district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Surat district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 46 villages in the sub district, among them Palsana is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Gotiya is the least populous village with population of 309. Vanesa is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 12 km2 and Isroli is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 3 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kadodara, Chalthan and Vareli Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 81 thousand (56%) are male and about 64 thousand (44%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 29% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Palsana taluka is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 34 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 60% (about 87 thousand) live in Palsana Sub District rural part and 40% (about 58 thousand) population live in the Palsana Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Palsana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 145,052 98,184 5,388 41,480 18,682
Male 80,972 57,306 2,764 20,902 9,836
Female 64,080 40,878 2,624 20,578 8,846

Most populated Villages and Cities in Palsana

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Palsana 10945 Kadodara 27336
Baleshvar 6962 Chalthan 21795
Kareli 4176 Vareli 9033
Ena 3777
Bagumara 3403
Tantithaiya 2910
Vanesa 2881
Vankaneda 2745
Malekpor 2531
Tundi 2282

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 786 in Muslims are 871.

Religion wise population 2011 - Palsana

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 145,052 135,172 8,636 220 199 52 679 2 92
Male 80,972 75,684 4,616 122 122 29 349 1 49
Female 64,080 59,488 4,020 98 77 23 330 1 43

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 22% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 21.8% which is -0.4% lower than male population growth rate of 22.2%. General caste population has increased by 45.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -13.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -8.1% and child population has increased by 15.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Palsana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22% 45.5% -13.9% -8.1% 15.1%
Male 22.2% 42.8% -12.8% -9.1% 16%
Female 21.8% 49.3% -15% -7.1% 14.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 791 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 713, in schedule caste is 949 and in schedule tribe is 984. There are 899 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Palsana

Total General SC ST Child
Change -3 31 -26 21 -15
2011 791 713 949 984 899
2001 794 682 975 963 914

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Palsana

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jetpor 1096 Chalthan 789
Malekpor 1087 Vareli 741
Vanzolia 1067 Kadodara 612
Pardipata 1043
Dhamdod 1039
Vadadala 1039
Amalsadi 1038
Kharbhasi 1036
Barasadi 1028
Kanav 1021

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 61 thousand are male and about 41 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Palsana is 81%. 86% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Palsana

Total Male Female
Change 13.7% 11.4% 16.7%
2011 80.7% 85.6% 74.5%
2001 67% 74.2% 57.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Palsana

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhutpor 100 Chalthan 89
Kareli 87 Vareli 86
Dhamdod 86 Kadodara 85
Tantizaghda 86
Kanav 84
Palsana 84
Vankaneda 83
Siyod 82
Tantithaiya 82
Kharbhasi 82

Workers profile

Palsana has 47% (about 69 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 66% male and 24% female population are working population. 63% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Palsana

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 47.3% 43.9% 3.3% 52.7%
Male 65.5% 62.7% 2.9% 34.5%
Female 24.2% 20.3% 4% 75.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Palsana

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Vanesa 11.7 Kadodara 4.2
Bagumara 9.6 Chalthan 3.4
Tundi 8.2 Vareli 2.8
Baleshvar 7.7
Dastan 7.4
Palsana 7.1
Puni 6.8
Jolva 6.4
Ambheti 6.3
Ena 6.2