The district is predominantly inhabited by tribals, mainly
Bhils, Bhil Meenas, Damor, Charpotas, Ninamas, etc. The district population is estimated
to be 15,01,589 (2001), while the rural population is 13,94,226 (2001) and the
urban population is 1,07,363 (2001).
The main occupation of the people, especially of tribal, is
agriculture. The tribals live in small one-room houses, known as
"tapra", which lie scattered all over the area.
The other major castes are Patels, Rajputs, Brahmans,
Mahajans, and Muslims. The dialect spoken in the district is Wagri, a mixture
of Gujrati and Mewari. Literacy percentage is 44.22 (2001) but women literacy,
though doubled as per 2001 census, is only 27.86%. Increase in total literacy
percentage has been by 18.22 because of the intensive literacy campaign in the