Gurwat Village, with population of 1793 is Varanasi sub district's the 303rd most populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gurwat village is 1 km2 and it is the 219th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1379 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Varanasi and distance from Gurwat village to Varanasi is 15 km. Pin code of Gurwat village is 221101. The village comes under Gukhat panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 8 km. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi which is 15 km away.


The village is home to 1793 people, among them 969 (54%) are male and 824 (46%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gurwat village is 16%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are 224 households in the village and an average 8 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 29.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1387. Female population growth rate of the village is 25.2% which is -7.7% lower than male population growth rate of 32.9%. General caste population has increased by 34.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -57.5% and child population has decreased by -12.8% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 850 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 857, in schedule caste is 545. There are 759 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 53 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 42 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 1167 people in the village are literate, among them 714 are male and 453 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gurwat is 78%. 89% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 16%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 21%.

Workers profile

Gurwat has 45% (812) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 35% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 24% are marginal workers.