Machhad Village, with population of 1508 is Jalalpore sub district's the 34th most populous village, located in Jalalpore sub district of Navsari district in the state Gujarat in India. Total geographical area of Machhad village is 10 km2 and it is the 11th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 145 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Navsari and distance from Machhad village to Navsari is 8 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Machhad village is 396440. The village comes under Machhad panchayat. Jalalpore is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 14 km. District head quarter of the village is Navsari which is 8 km away.


The village is home to 1508 people, among them 759 (50%) are male and 749 (50%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Machhad village is 5%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 367 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -7.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1633. Female population growth rate of the village is -9.4% which is -3.6% lower than male population growth rate of -5.8%. General caste population has decreased by -8.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -9.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.3% and child population has decreased by -44.6% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 987 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 983, in schedule caste is 900 and in schedule tribe is 1086. There are 925 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 39 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 166 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 1397 people in the village are literate, among them 704 are male and 693 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Machhad is 98%. 98% of male and 97% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Workers profile

Machhad has 34% (520) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 16% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 0% are marginal workers.