Okha Population, Religion, Caste, Working Data Jamnagar, Gujarat - Census 2011

Okha is a Municipality city situated in Okhamandal taluka of Jamnagar district. The Okha city is divided into 14 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 12,492 families residing in the Okha city. The total population of Okha is 62,052 out of which 31,999 are males and 30,053 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Okha is 939.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Okha city is 8450 which is 14% of the total population. There are 4408 male children and 4042 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Okha is 917 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (939).

As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Okha is 67.6%. Thus Okha has lower literacy rate compared to 73.7% of Jamnagar district. The male literacy rate is 78.5% and the female literacy rate is 56.02% in Okha.

Population
62,052
Literacy
67.6%
Sex Ratio
939

Okha Municipality has total administration over 12,492 houses to which it supplies basic amenities such as water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Okha Municipality

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Okha Municipality.

Total Male Female
Children 8,450 4,408 4,042
Literacy 67.6% 67.7% 48.5%
Scheduled Caste 8,116 4,172 3,944
Scheduled Tribe 240 116 124
Illiterate 25,821 10,339 15,482

Caste-wise Population - Okha

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 13.1% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.4% of total population in Okha.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 8,116 4,172 3,944
Schedule Tribe 240 116 124

Religion-wise Population - Okha

As per the Census 2011, the total Hindu population in Okha is 42,374 which is 68.29% of the total population. Also the total Muslim population in Okha is 19,439 which is 31.33% of the total population. Below is religion-wise population of Okha as per Census 2011.

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 42,374 (68.29%) 22,012 20,362
Muslim 19,439 (31.33%) 9,850 9,589
Christian 99 (0.16%) 51 48
Sikh 30 (0.05%) 23 7
Buddhist 6 (0.01%) 4 2
Jain 46 (0.07%) 25 21
Other Religion 7 (0.01%) 4 3
No Religion Specified 51 (0.08%) 30 21

Literacy Rate - Okha

The total literacy rate of Okha was 67.59% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 78.03% of Gujarat. Population-wise, out of total 36,231 literates, males were 21,660 while females were 14,571. Also the male literacy rate was 78.5% and the female literacy rate was 56.02% in Okha.

  Okha Gujarat
Female 56.02% 69.68%
Male 78.5% 85.75%
Total 67.59% 78.03%

Sex Ratio - Okha

The Sex Ratio of Okha is 939. Thus per every 1000 men there were 939 females in Okha. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 917 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 939 ) of Okha.


Child Population - Okha

According to Census 2011, there were 8,450 children between age 0 to 6 years in Okha. Out of which 4,408 were male while 4,042 were female.


Working Population - Okha

In Okha Municipality out of total population, 18,026 were engaged in work activities. 90.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 9.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 18,026 workers engaged in Main Work, 47 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 55 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 16,237 15,156 1,081
Cultivators 47 38 9
Agriculture Labourer 55 49 6
Household Industries 171 156 15
Other Workers 15,964 14,913 1,051
Marginal Workers 1,789 1,391 398
Non Working 44,026 15,452 28,574

Okha Wards

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes. Okha is further divided into 14 wards where elections are held every 5 years.

# Ward Population Literacy Sex Ratio
1 Ward No - 1 4,879 66.6% 935
2 Ward No - 2 4,118 56.3% 863
3 Ward No - 3 4,985 73.4% 976
4 Ward No - 4 3,623 69.2% 918
5 Ward No - 5 4,203 55.8% 931
6 Ward No - 6 4,381 50.5% 966
7 Ward No - 7 8,114 58.1% 948
8 Ward No - 8 4,070 54.4% 940
9 Ward No - 9 5,103 69.6% 923
10 Ward No - 10 1,717 65.2% 958
11 Ward No - 11 3,450 55.3% 950
12 Ward No - 12 6,234 48.5% 927
13 Ward No - 13 3,809 49.3% 960
14 Ward No - 14 3,366 45.4% 970

Map of Okha, Jamnagar, Gujarat


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