Dav Village, with population of 1353 is Jaisalmer sub district's the 31st most populous village, located in Jaisalmer sub district of Jaisalmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Dav village is 292 km2 and it is the 14th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 5 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jaisalmer and distance from Dav village to Jaisalmer is 90 km. Pin code of Dav village is 345034. Jaisalmer is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 90 km. District head quarter of the village is Jaisalmer which is 90 km away.


The village is home to 1353 people, among them 720 (53%) are male and 633 (47%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dav village is 21%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 261 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 45.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 931. Female population growth rate of the village is 57.1% which is 20.7% higher than male population growth rate of 36.4%. General caste population has increased by 39.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 59.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 68.1% and child population has increased by 26.7% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 879 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 836, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 984. There are 972 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 116 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 146 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 443 people in the village are literate, among them 315 are male and 128 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dav is 41%. 54% of male and 26% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -6%. Male literacy has gone down by -4% and female literacy rate has gone down by -6%.

Workers profile

Dav has 37% (498) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 25% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.