Songadh Taluka, with population of about 2.3 lakh is Tapi district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Tapi district of the state Gujarat in India. There are 172 villages in the sub district, among them Gunsada is the most populous village with population of 5328 and Otatokarva is the least populous village with population of 67. Borda is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 64 km2 and Otatokarva is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Songadh Municipality; Ukai and Bhurivel Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (50%) are female. 14% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 85% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Songadh taluka is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 49 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Songadh Sub District rural part and 17% (about 40 thousand) population live in the Songadh Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Songadh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 229,782 32,393 2,286 195,103 26,304
Male 115,185 17,073 1,159 96,953 13,406
Female 114,597 15,320 1,127 98,150 12,898

Most populated Villages and Cities in Songadh

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Gunsada 5328 Songadh 26515
Dosvada 3971 Ukai 7453
Satkashi 3742 Bhurivel 5730
Tokarva (Segupada) 3390
Bhimpura 3389
Borda 3177
Dhajamba 3146
Ukhalda 3124
Ukai Resettlement Village No-3 3034
Limbi 2808

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 14% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 986 in Christians are 1062 and in Muslims are 956.

Religion wise population 2011 - Songadh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 229,782 189,819 7,533 31,277 115 215 103 70 650
Male 115,185 95,555 3,852 15,166 69 121 56 39 327
Female 114,597 94,264 3,681 16,111 46 94 47 31 323

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.1% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 11.9%. General caste population has increased by 4.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -16.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.5% and child population has decreased by -10.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Songadh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.5% 4.2% -16.3% 14.5% -10.9%
Male 11.9% 2.8% -17.8% 14.2% -11.6%
Female 13.1% 5.9% -14.8% 14.7% -10.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 995 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 897, in schedule caste is 972 and in schedule tribe is 1012. There are 962 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 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Songadh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 25 34 5 15
2011 995 897 972 1012 962
2001 984 872 938 1007 947

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Songadh

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Golan 1375 Songadh 961
Champavadi 1128 Bhurivel 913
Amba 1126 Ukai 872
Sinand 1119
Nani Bhurvan 1118
Vekur 1116
Ghodi Ruvali 1114
Sadadvel 1114
Ghuntvel 1108
Balamrai 1106

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 75 thousand are male and about 61 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Songadh is 67%. 74% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Songadh

Total Male Female
Change 11.5% 9.5% 13.6%
2011 66.7% 73.8% 59.6%
2001 55.2% 64.3% 46%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Songadh

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mal 93 Bhurivel 92
Khambhala 90 Ukai 83
Pokhran 90 Songadh 81
Bedvan Khadka 82
Bedpada 78
Kukadjhar 78
Shravaniya 77
Khadi 76
Bhimpura 76
Jharali 76

Workers profile

Songadh has 56% (about 1.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 51% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Songadh

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 56.4% 37.7% 18.7% 43.6%
Male 61.9% 49.7% 12.2% 38.1%
Female 50.9% 25.7% 25.1% 49.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Songadh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Borda 63.8 Songadh 16
Nindvada 54.7 Ukai 9.4
Bavli 50.3 Bhurivel 1.5
Vadpada P Tokarva 48.6
Satkashi 43.1
Sar Jamli 35.8
Limbi 33.7
Singalvan 29
Bhatvada 23.1
Jhari Amba 21.1