Amritsar District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Punjab) - Census 2011

Amritsar district of Punjab has total population of 2,490,656 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,318,408 are males while 1,172,248 are females. In 2011 there were total 488,898 families residing in Amritsar district. The Average Sex Ratio of Amritsar district is 889.

Amritsar district, Punjab

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 53.6% people lives in Urban areas while 46.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 83.3% while that in the rural areas is 68%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Amritsar district is 877 while that of Rural areas is 904.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Amritsar district is 281795 which is 11% of the total population. There are 154351 male children and 127444 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Amritsar is 826 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (889) of Amritsar district.

The total literacy rate of Amritsar district is 76.27%. The male literacy rate is 70.77% and the female literacy rate is 64.13% in Amritsar district.

Population
2,490,656
Literacy
76.27%
Sex Ratio
889

To facilitate the administration, Amritsar district is further divided into 4 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Amritsar Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Amritsar district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 281,795 154,351 127,444
Literacy 76.27% 70.77% 64.13%
Scheduled Caste 770,864 405,977 364,887
Scheduled Tribe 0 0 0
Illiterate 805,886 385,427 420,459

Caste-wise Population - Amritsar district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 31% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0% of total population in Amritsar district of Punjab.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 770,864 405,977 364,887
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0

Religion-wise Population - Amritsar district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 690,939 (27.74%) 371,040 319,899
Muslim 12,502 (0.5%) 6,878 5,624
Christian 54,344 (2.18%) 28,302 26,042
Sikh 1,716,935 (68.94%) 904,189 812,746
Buddhist 876 (0.04%) 468 408
Jain 3,152 (0.13%) 1,662 1,490
Other Religion 1,044 (0.04%) 526 518
No Religion Specified 10,864 (0.44%) 5,343 5,521

Literacy Rate - Amritsar district

The total literacy rate of Amritsar district was 76.27% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 75.84% of Punjab. Population-wise, out of total 1,684,770 literates, males were 932,981 while females were 751,789. Also the male literacy rate was 80.15% and the female literacy rate was 71.96% in Amritsar district.

  Amritsar district Punjab
Female 71.96% 70.73%
Male 80.15% 80.44%
Total 76.27% 75.84%

Sex Ratio - Amritsar district

The Sex Ratio of Amritsar district is 889 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 889 females in Amritsar district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 826 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 889 ) of Amritsar district.


Population Density - Amritsar district

The total area of Amritsar district is 2,683 km2. Thus the density of Amritsar district is 928 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 221 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,462 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Amritsar district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Amritsar, 53.58% people lived in urban regions while 46.42% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,334,611 out of which 711,142 were males while remaining 623,469 were females. In rural areas of Amritsar, male population was 607,266 while female population was 548,779.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Amritsar was 877 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Amritsar was 826 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Amritsar were 139,623 which is 10.46% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Amritsar was 904 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Amritsar was 826 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Amritsar for urban regions was 83.29 percent in which males were 86.18% literate while female literacy stood at 80.02%. The total literate population of Amritsar was 1,684,770. Similarly in rural areas of Amritsar, the average literacy rate was 68 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 72.92% and 62.63% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Amritsar were 689,447.

Rural Urban
Population % 46.42% 53.58%
Total population 1,156,045 1,334,611
Male population 607,266 711,142
Female population 548,779 623,469
Sex ratio 904 877
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 826 826
Child population 142,172 139,623
Literates 689,447 995,323
Average literacy 68% 83.29%
Male literacy 72.92% 86.18%
Female literacy 62.63% 80.02%

Child Population - Amritsar district

According to Census 2011, there were 281,795 children between age 0 to 6 years in Amritsar district. Out of which 154,351 were male while 127,444 were female.


Working Population - Amritsar district

In Amritsar district out of total population, 917,856 were engaged in work activities. 85.8% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 14.2% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 917,856 workers engaged in Main Work, 115,642 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 91,248 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 787,254 662,368 124,886
Cultivators 115,642 105,884 9,758
Agriculture Labourer 91,248 76,076 15,172
Household Industries 32,961 22,578 10,383
Other Workers 547,403 457,830 89,573
Marginal Workers 130,602 72,827 57,775
Non Working 1,572,800 583,213 989,587

Amritsar district Map


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