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Bhavnagar Population 2023

Bhavnagar is a city in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, a state in India. After Rajkot, its second-largest city in the Saurashtra region. Earlier It was the capital of Bhavnagar State, which was a princely state before being merged into India in 1948. 

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Bhavnagar City in 2011 is 593,368 (5.93 Lakh) and the estimated population of  Bhavnagar in 2023 is 7 Lakh.

Population of Bhavnagar in 2023 - 7 lakh

Let’s have a look at the last census figures held in the year 2011

Bhavnagar CityCensus 2011
Total Population593,368 (5.93 Lakhs)
Male Population308,892
Female Population284,476
Average Literacy (%)84.70%
% of Male Literates90.15%
% of Female Literates78.85%
Sex Ratio921
Child Sex Ratio844
Children (0-6 years)65,741

As per Census 2011, Bhavnagar has a population growth rate of 16.10% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 10% during 2011-2021.

Let’s look at population & percentage change from  Year 1901 to 2021.

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate)654,00060,63210.22%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Bhavnagar City in 2011 was 593,368 (5.93 Lakhs) of which the male population was 308,892 and the female population was 284,476


The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Bhavnagar for 2011 is 5480 people per sq. km. Bhavnagar city administers area is 108.27 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Bhavnagar City in 2011 was 84.70%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 90.15% and 78.85% respectively. The total literate in Bhavnagar city was 446,905  of which 246,326 are males while 200,579 were females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Bhavnagar, it stood at 921 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of the Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio was 844 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 65,741 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 35,642 are boys while 30,099 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 844. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 11.08 % of the total population of Bhavnagar City

Sources: Census 2011

Bhavnagar District Population

Bhavnagar District is a district in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. As per census 2011, Bhavnagar District population is 28,80,365 (28.80 Lakh) of which 14,90,201 are males and 13,90,164 are females. The literacy rate is 75.52% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 932. The child sex ratio is 891. The Estimated population of Bhavnagar District in 2023 is 33 lakh.

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