Dadra & Nagar Haveli Population

Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a union territory in the Republic of India. It is situated in the western region of the country. The capital city of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is Silvassa. According to the census performed in 2011, the population of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is 342,853 and on the basis of decadal census information, the union territory demonstrates the maximum population growth rate of 55.5% in India.

Population of Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 2001 Census

According to the census performed in 2001, the population of this union territory was 220,490. The number of males was 121,666 and the number of females was 98,824.

Tribal people constituted approximately 62% of the entire population of the territory. The various tribes and ethnic clans living in the territory include Kokana, Varlies, Dublas and Dhodia. Tiny communities of Kathodi, Koli, Dubla and Naika are present everywhere. The Varlis and Koknas have their presence felt everywhere in the union territory while the Dublas and Dhodias are predominantly present in the northern zones of the territory.

The overall tribal population of the union territory is represented as follows:
  • Varlis - 62.94%
  • Koknas - 16.85%
  • Dhodias - 16.90%
  • 0.08% Kathodis, 2.29 % Dublas, 0.08% Nayakas and 0.84% Kolghas are the smallest communities in the territory and they constitute 3.31% of the overall tribal population in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
In 2001, this union territory encompassing 491 sq km housed approximately 100,000 inhabitants belonging to different communities and clans.

An Overview

In terms of population, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is the fifth most populated union territory in the country. The density of population of the region is 1,804/sq mile or 698 /km2.

The Directorate of Census Operations in Dadra and Nagar Haveli conducted the official census of the area in 2011. Listing of important government officials like the Chief Minister of the union territory was performed by the functionaries of this bureau as well.

As furnished by the data of the census performed in 2011, the union territory is home to a population of 3.43 lakh inhabitants. This is a rise of around 1.23 lakh people from the 2.20 lakh inhabitants who lived in the region in 2001.

The overall number of people living in Dadra and Nagar Haveli is 342,853. The number of males is 193,178 and the number of females is 149,675.

The overall decadal growth in the population of the union territory was 55% and this was a remarkable growth. Simultaneously, in the past decade, the decadal growth rate was even higher at 59.20%.

In the year 2011, the number of people living in this union territory constitutes 0.03% of the overall population of the Republic of India. In 2001, the percentage was 0.02%.

Scenario of Literacy Rate

The literacy rate in this union territory is quite satisfactory and according to the census performed in 2011, the rate is 77.65%. Literacy among men is 86.46% and at the same time, literacy among women is 65.93%.

In 2001, literacy rate in the union territory was 57.63%. Literacy among men was 68.82% and literacy among women was 43.53%.

In 2011, the total number of literate people (men and women) in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is 228,028. The number of male literate people is 144,916 and the number of female literate people is 83,112.

Density of population

The union territory encompasses a total area of 491 sq km. The density of population of this area is 698/sq km and this has surpassed the countrywide mean of 382/sq km.

In the year 2001, the density of population of the territory was 449/sq km and during the same period, the countrywide mean density of population was 324/sq km.

Sex ratio of population of Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The sex ratio of the territory is 775 females for every 1000 males. This figure is quite less than the countrywide mean of 940 as furnished by the census conducted in 2011. In contrast, the sex ratio was 811 females per 1000 males according to the census performed in 2001.

Important information about Dadra and Nagar Haveli Population

The tables given below will help you get a better idea about the various aspects of the population of Dadra and Nagar Haveli:

Description 2001 2011
Actual Population 220,490 342,853
Male 121,666 193,178
Female 98,824 149,675
Population Growth 59.20% 55.50%
% of total Population 0.02% 0.03%
Sex Ratio 811 775
Density/mi2 1,160 1,804
Density/km2 449 698
Literacy 57.63 77.65
Literacy of Men 68.82 86.46
Literacy of Women 43.53 65.93
Total Literate 103,904 228,028
Men Literate 72,149 144,916
Women Literate 31,755 83,112

Trend of population growth

The table given below will give you a clear idea about the trend of population growth in this union territory:

Year of censusPopulation% +-
1951 42000 -
1961 58000 38.10%
1971 74000 27.60%
1981 104000 40.50%
1991 138000 32.70%
2001 220000 59.40%
2011 342853 55.50%

Languages Spoken

The major languages spoken in the area include Bhilodi, Bhili, Hindi and Gujarati.

Last Updated on 7/5/2013



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