Chamba District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Himachal Pradesh) - Census 2011

Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh has total population of 519,080 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 261,320 are males while 257,760 are females. In 2011 there were total 102,460 families residing in Chamba district. The Average Sex Ratio of Chamba district is 986.

Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 7% people lives in Urban areas while 93% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 92% while that in the rural areas is 70.6%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Chamba district is 865 while that of Rural areas is 996.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Chamba district is 70359 which is 14% of the total population. There are 36024 male children and 34335 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Chamba is 953 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (986) of Chamba district.

The total literacy rate of Chamba district is 72.17%. The male literacy rate is 71.2% and the female literacy rate is 53.45% in Chamba district.

Population
519,080
Literacy
72.17%
Sex Ratio
986

To facilitate the administration, Chamba district is further divided into 10 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Chamba Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 70,359 36,024 34,335
Literacy 72.17% 71.2% 53.45%
Scheduled Caste 111,690 56,154 55,536
Scheduled Tribe 135,500 67,900 67,600
Illiterate 195,238 75,256 119,982

Caste-wise Population - Chamba district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 21.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 26.1% of total population in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 111,690 56,154 55,536
Schedule Tribe 135,500 67,900 67,600

Religion-wise Population - Chamba district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 479,782 (92.43%) 240,850 238,932
Muslim 32,455 (6.25%) 16,604 15,851
Christian 1,559 (0.3%) 920 639
Sikh 2,745 (0.53%) 1,684 1,061
Buddhist 1,740 (0.34%) 868 872
Jain 57 (0.01%) 22 35
Other Religion 14 (0%) 8 6
No Religion Specified 728 (0.14%) 364 364

Literacy Rate - Chamba district

The total literacy rate of Chamba district was 72.17% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 82.8% of Himachal Pradesh. Population-wise, out of total 323,842 literates, males were 186,064 while females were 137,778. Also the male literacy rate was 82.59% and the female literacy rate was 61.67% in Chamba district.

  Chamba district Himachal Pradesh
Female 61.67% 75.93%
Male 82.59% 89.53%
Total 72.17% 82.8%

Sex Ratio - Chamba district

The Sex Ratio of Chamba district is 986 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 986 females in Chamba district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 953 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 986 ) of Chamba district.


Population Density - Chamba district

The total area of Chamba district is 6,522 km2. Thus the density of Chamba district is 80 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 21 sq. km. area is under urban region while 6,501 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Chamba district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Chamba, 6.96% people lived in urban regions while 93.04% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 36,108 out of which 19,357 were males while remaining 16,751 were females. In rural areas of Chamba, male population was 241,963 while female population was 241,009.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Chamba was 865 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Chamba was 924 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Chamba were 3,344 which is 9.26% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Chamba was 996 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Chamba was 955 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Chamba for urban regions was 92.05 percent in which males were 95.31% literate while female literacy stood at 88.25%. The total literate population of Chamba was 323,842. Similarly in rural areas of Chamba, the average literacy rate was 70.6 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 81.51% and 59.73% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Chamba were 293,683.

Rural Urban
Population % 93.04% 6.96%
Total population 482,972 36,108
Male population 241,963 19,357
Female population 241,009 16,751
Sex ratio 996 865
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 955 924
Child population 67,015 3,344
Literates 293,683 30,159
Average literacy 70.6% 92.05%
Male literacy 81.51% 95.31%
Female literacy 59.73% 88.25%

Child Population - Chamba district

According to Census 2011, there were 70,359 children between age 0 to 6 years in Chamba district. Out of which 36,024 were male while 34,335 were female.


Working Population - Chamba district

In Chamba district out of total population, 294,035 were engaged in work activities. 40.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 59.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 294,035 workers engaged in Main Work, 51,959 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 2,650 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 119,632 87,311 32,321
Cultivators 51,959 32,797 19,162
Agriculture Labourer 2,650 1,648 1,002
Household Industries 1,920 1,191 729
Other Workers 63,103 51,675 11,428
Marginal Workers 174,403 71,480 102,923
Non Working 225,045 102,529 122,516

Chamba district Map


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