Jorhat District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Assam) - Census 2011

Jorhat district of Assam has total population of 1,092,256 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 556,805 are males while 535,451 are females. In 2011 there were total 236,262 families residing in Jorhat district. The Average Sex Ratio of Jorhat district is 962.

Jorhat district, Assam

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 20.2% people lives in Urban areas while 79.8% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 90.4% while that in the rural areas is 80%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Jorhat district is 937 while that of Rural areas is 968.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Jorhat district is 124594 which is 11% of the total population. There are 63428 male children and 61166 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Jorhat is 964 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (962) of Jorhat district.

The total literacy rate of Jorhat district is 82.15%. The male literacy rate is 77.65% and the female literacy rate is 67.72% in Jorhat district.

Population
1,092,256
Literacy
82.15%
Sex Ratio
962

To facilitate the administration, Jorhat district is further divided into 6 Circles (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Circles consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Jorhat Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 124,594 63,428 61,166
Literacy 82.15% 77.65% 67.72%
Scheduled Caste 88,665 45,194 43,471
Scheduled Tribe 139,971 70,795 69,176
Illiterate 297,327 124,470 172,857

Caste-wise Population - Jorhat district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 8.1% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 12.8% of total population in Jorhat district of Assam.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 88,665 45,194 43,471
Schedule Tribe 139,971 70,795 69,176

Religion-wise Population - Jorhat district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,008,219 (92.31%) 514,051 494,168
Muslim 54,684 (5.01%) 27,951 26,733
Christian 21,051 (1.93%) 10,549 10,502
Sikh 1,540 (0.14%) 818 722
Buddhist 2,378 (0.22%) 1,225 1,153
Jain 719 (0.07%) 386 333
Other Religion 578 (0.05%) 299 279
No Religion Specified 3,087 (0.28%) 1,526 1,561

Literacy Rate - Jorhat district

The total literacy rate of Jorhat district was 82.15% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 72.19% of Assam. Population-wise, out of total 794,929 literates, males were 432,335 while females were 362,594. Also the male literacy rate was 87.63% and the female literacy rate was 76.45% in Jorhat district.

  Jorhat district Assam
Female 76.45% 66.27%
Male 87.63% 77.85%
Total 82.15% 72.19%

Sex Ratio - Jorhat district

The Sex Ratio of Jorhat district is 962 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 962 females in Jorhat district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 964 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 962 ) of Jorhat district.


Population Density - Jorhat district

The total area of Jorhat district is 2,851 km2. Thus the density of Jorhat district is 383 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 92 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,759 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Jorhat district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Jorhat, 20.19% people lived in urban regions while 79.81% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 220,534 out of which 113,837 were males while remaining 106,697 were females. In rural areas of Jorhat, male population was 442,968 while female population was 428,754.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Jorhat was 937 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Jorhat was 948 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Jorhat were 21,200 which is 9.61% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Jorhat was 968 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Jorhat was 968 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Jorhat for urban regions was 90.39 percent in which males were 92.89% literate while female literacy stood at 87.72%. The total literate population of Jorhat was 794,929. Similarly in rural areas of Jorhat, the average literacy rate was 80.01 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 86.24% and 73.58% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Jorhat were 614,748.

Rural Urban
Population % 79.81% 20.19%
Total population 871,722 220,534
Male population 442,968 113,837
Female population 428,754 106,697
Sex ratio 968 937
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 968 948
Child population 103,394 21,200
Literates 614,748 180,181
Average literacy 80.01% 90.39%
Male literacy 86.24% 92.89%
Female literacy 73.58% 87.72%

Child Population - Jorhat district

According to Census 2011, there were 124,594 children between age 0 to 6 years in Jorhat district. Out of which 63,428 were male while 61,166 were female.


Working Population - Jorhat district

In Jorhat district out of total population, 498,618 were engaged in work activities. 67.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 32.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 498,618 workers engaged in Main Work, 98,667 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 20,176 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 338,635 249,021 89,614
Cultivators 98,667 73,535 25,132
Agriculture Labourer 20,176 12,529 7,647
Household Industries 14,432 8,304 6,128
Other Workers 205,360 154,653 50,707
Marginal Workers 159,983 71,725 88,258
Non Working 593,638 236,059 357,579

Jorhat district Map


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