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

Gurdaspur district of Punjab has total population of 2,298,323 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,212,617 are males while 1,085,706 are females. In 2011 there were total 443,666 families residing in Gurdaspur district. The Average Sex Ratio of Gurdaspur district is 895.

Gurdaspur district, Punjab

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 28.7% people lives in Urban areas while 71.3% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 87.2% while that in the rural areas is 77%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Gurdaspur district is 848 while that of Rural areas is 915.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Gurdaspur district is 253579 which is 11% of the total population. There are 139261 male children and 114318 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Gurdaspur is 821 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (895) of Gurdaspur district.

The total literacy rate of Gurdaspur district is 79.95%. The male literacy rate is 74.85% and the female literacy rate is 66.97% in Gurdaspur district.

Population
2,298,323
Literacy
79.95%
Sex Ratio
895

To facilitate the administration, Gurdaspur district is further divided into 5 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Gurdaspur Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 253,579 139,261 114,318
Literacy 79.95% 74.85% 66.97%
Scheduled Caste 580,576 304,894 275,682
Scheduled Tribe 0 0 0
Illiterate 663,604 304,957 358,647

Caste-wise Population - Gurdaspur district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 25.3% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0% of total population in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 580,576 304,894 275,682
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0

Religion-wise Population - Gurdaspur district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,074,332 (46.74%) 570,929 503,403
Muslim 27,667 (1.2%) 15,038 12,629
Christian 176,587 (7.68%) 92,619 83,968
Sikh 1,002,874 (43.64%) 525,574 477,300
Buddhist 405 (0.02%) 234 171
Jain 580 (0.03%) 300 280
Other Religion 812 (0.04%) 444 368
No Religion Specified 15,066 (0.66%) 7,479 7,587

Literacy Rate - Gurdaspur district

The total literacy rate of Gurdaspur district was 79.95% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 75.84% of Punjab. Population-wise, out of total 1,634,719 literates, males were 907,660 while females were 727,059. Also the male literacy rate was 84.56% and the female literacy rate was 74.85% in Gurdaspur district.

  Gurdaspur district Punjab
Female 74.85% 70.73%
Male 84.56% 80.44%
Total 79.95% 75.84%

Sex Ratio - Gurdaspur district

The Sex Ratio of Gurdaspur district is 895 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 895 females in Gurdaspur district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 821 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 895 ) of Gurdaspur district.


Population Density - Gurdaspur district

The total area of Gurdaspur district is 3,551 km2. Thus the density of Gurdaspur district is 647 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 221 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,330 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Gurdaspur district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Gurdaspur, 28.69% people lived in urban regions while 71.31% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 659,319 out of which 356,833 were males while remaining 302,486 were females. In rural areas of Gurdaspur, male population was 855,784 while female population was 783,220.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Gurdaspur was 848 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Gurdaspur was 820 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Gurdaspur were 65,412 which is 9.92% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Gurdaspur was 915 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Gurdaspur was 821 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Gurdaspur for urban regions was 87.25 percent in which males were 90.63% literate while female literacy stood at 83.28%. The total literate population of Gurdaspur was 1,634,719. Similarly in rural areas of Gurdaspur, the average literacy rate was 76.96 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 81.98% and 71.55% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Gurdaspur were 1,116,537.

Rural Urban
Population % 71.31% 28.69%
Total population 1,639,004 659,319
Male population 855,784 356,833
Female population 783,220 302,486
Sex ratio 915 848
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 821 820
Child population 188,167 65,412
Literates 1,116,537 518,182
Average literacy 76.96% 87.25%
Male literacy 81.98% 90.63%
Female literacy 71.55% 83.28%

Child Population - Gurdaspur district

According to Census 2011, there were 253,579 children between age 0 to 6 years in Gurdaspur district. Out of which 139,261 were male while 114,318 were female.


Working Population - Gurdaspur district

In Gurdaspur district out of total population, 757,138 were engaged in work activities. 82.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 17.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 757,138 workers engaged in Main Work, 136,551 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 70,767 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 625,778 548,676 77,102
Cultivators 136,551 127,192 9,359
Agriculture Labourer 70,767 64,085 6,682
Household Industries 21,298 15,093 6,205
Other Workers 397,162 342,306 54,856
Marginal Workers 131,360 88,976 42,384
Non Working 1,541,185 574,965 966,220

Gurdaspur district Map


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