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Gujarat Population

Gujarat is the western state of India, bordered by Arabian sea on the west, Maharastra on the south, Madhya Pradesh on the east and Rajasthan on the north. It is ninth largest state by Population and sixth largest state by area with 196,024 sq km and people density is 308 per sq km. Gujarat Population in 2019 is 63.9 million according to uidhai. Ghandinagar is the capital of Gujarat and its economy depends on agriculture, manufacturing, services and petroleum products. Lothal, Dholavira, and Gola Dhoro areas identified as ancient cities of Indus Valley, Dholavira being the largest ancient city. Gujarat was one of the main areas of Indus valley civilization of around 5000 BCE. The sex ratio of Gujarat people is 919 per 1000 males.
Gujarat Population
The people of Gujarat are called 'Gujaratis' and they speak Gujarati. The popular personalities like Mahatma Ghandi and Sardar Vallabhai Patel belongs to Gujarat, iconic figures of India's Independence movement.

The first registered census was recorded as 9 million in Gujarat region in 1901 by British India. The census conducted by Independent India in 1951 was recorded at 16 million, 7 million raise in population in the span of 50 years. From 1951 to 2001 the Gujarat population growth rate was more than 3 times, recorded as 50 million at the 2001 census. by the last census in 2011 the population growth rate was almost 20%, recorded to 60 million. The estimated population will be 64.7 million in 2021, with the lowest growth rate below 8% for the 10 year span from 2011 to 2021.
Census yearPersonsAbsolutePercentageMalesFemales
19019,094,748--4,654,8754,439,873
19119,803,587708,8397.795,037,8524,765,735
192110,174,989371,4023.795,233,4624,941,527
193111,489,8281,314,83912.925,906,6465,583,182
194113,701,5512,211,72319.257,060,3526,641,199
195116,262,6572,561,10618.698,331,9227,930,735
196120,633,3504,370,69326.8810,633,9029,999,448
197126,697,4756,064,12529.3913,802,49412,894,981
198134,085,7997,388,32427.6717,552,64016,533,159
199141,309,5827,223,78321.1921,355,20919,954,373
200150,671,0179,361,43522.6626,385,57724,285,440
201160,439,6929,768,67519.2831,491,26028,948,432


Religions

Hinduism is the major religion of the state, According to 2011 census 88.57% belong to Hinduism, followed by Muslim with 9.6%. Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism and Zoarstrism are represented with below 2% of population. Jains are third-largest population in Gujarat with 0.96% followed by Christian with 0.52%. The Zoarastrians are also known as parsi, migrated from Iran to Gujarat represent small percentage, instumental in playing vital role in Indian economy.
ReligionPersonsPercentageMalesFemales
Hindu53,533,98888.5727,941,17725,592,811
Muslim5,846,7619.673,007,2212,839,540
Christian316,1780.52159,759156,419
Sikh58,2460.1032,06926,177
Buddhist30,4830.0516,22014,263
Jain579,6540.96294,911284,743
Others16,4800.038,3628,118
Not Stated57,9020.1031,54126,361


Languages

Gujarati is native to Gujarat state and is the main language with 86% of population around 52 million are native Gujarati speakers, followed by Hindi with 7% and Sindhi with 1.9%. Marathi and Bhili languages are 1.5% and 1.3%.
LanguagesPersonsPercentageRuralUrban
Gujarati51,958,73085.967932,460,16319,498,567
Hindi4,264,8687.0564509,3213,755,547
Sindhi1,184,0241.9590592,230591,794
Marathi920,3451.522762,543857,802
Bhili825,9421.3666798,91927,023
Urdu479,2060.792918,695460,511
Odia183,5490.303713,402170,147
Khandeshi153,6220.2542140,86412,758
Bengali79,6480.13189,45670,192
Telugu73,5680.12173,97869,590
Malayalam64,9980.10753,96561,033
Punjabi63,2880.10477,89755,391
Tamil40,0720.06632,47937,593
Nepali25,1420.04163,08622,056
Kannada18,0330.02981,93116,102
Maithili10,8640.01801,3599,505
Konkani5,0920.00843,4081,684
Assamese3,9350.00651,0002,935
Lahnda3,6810.0061193,662
Dogri2,0260.00341111,915


Disability Population in Gujarat

Type of disabilityTotal PersonsCultivatorsAgriculture laborHHIOther workers
Total disabled population380,06471,03792,1157,015209,897
In Seeing76,65213,56516,9461,43144,710
In Hearing71,71013,14516,3861,34440,835
In Speech22,0883,8345,19840512,651
In Movement99,77719,92423,7991,82754,227
Mental Retardation9,7932,0593,5791344,021
Mental Illness8,9482,1473,0721323,597
Any Other79,23013,86319,5651,48144,321
Multiple disability11,8662,5003,5702615,535


Districts

Gujarat state has 33 districts, Ahmedabad and Surat are the largest districts by population with 8 million and 6 million. Kutch district(Kachchh) located in north western part of Gujarat and is the largest district by area of 45,652 sq km.

DistrictPopulation(2019 est.)Population(2011)Percentage
Kachchh2,343,4562,092,3713.46
Banas Kantha3,494,9673,120,5065.16
Patan 1,504,9821,343,7342.22
Mahesana2,279,2722,035,0643.37
Sabar Kantha2,720,0202,428,5894.02
Gandhinagar1,558,7631,391,7532.30
Ahmadabad8,079,9327,214,22511.94
Surendranagar1,967,0201,756,2682.91
Rajkot4,261,1053,804,5586.29
Jamnagar2,419,3332,160,1193.57
Porbandar 655,703585,4490.97
Junagadh3,072,2522,743,0824.54
Amreli1,695,8931,514,1902.51
Bhavnagar3,226,0092,880,3654.77
Anand 2,343,8742,092,7453.46
Kheda2,575,8712,299,8853.81
Panch Mahals2,677,6692,390,7763.96
Dohad 2,382,3362,127,0863.52
Vadodara4,665,5014,165,6266.89
Narmada661,133590,2970.98
Bharuch1,737,1411,551,0192.57
The Dangs255,686228,2910.38
Navsari 1,489,2331,329,6722.20
Valsad1,910,3591,705,6782.82
Surat6,811,0816,081,32210.06
Tapi903,865807,0221.34



References

1. http://censusindia.gov.in/
2. https://uidai.gov.in/images/state-wise-aadhaar-saturation.pdf
3. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/sp.dyn.cdrt.in