Kathua District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Jammu and Kashmir) - Census 2011

Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir has total population of 616,435 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 326,109 are males while 290,326 are females. In 2011 there were total 119,583 families residing in Kathua district. The Average Sex Ratio of Kathua district is 890.

Kathua district, Jammu and Kashmir

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 14.6% people lives in Urban areas while 85.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 85.9% while that in the rural areas is 70.8%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Kathua district is 870 while that of Rural areas is 894.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Kathua district is 83936 which is 14% of the total population. There are 45833 male children and 38103 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Kathua is 831 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (890) of Kathua district.

The total literacy rate of Kathua district is 73.09%. The male literacy rate is 70.07% and the female literacy rate is 55.35% in Kathua district.

Population
616,435
Literacy
73.09%
Sex Ratio
890

To facilitate the administration, Kathua 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.

Kathua Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 83,936 45,833 38,103
Literacy 73.09% 70.07% 55.35%
Scheduled Caste 141,224 74,644 66,580
Scheduled Tribe 53,307 27,693 25,614
Illiterate 227,231 97,610 129,621

Caste-wise Population - Kathua district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 22.9% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 8.6% of total population in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 141,224 74,644 66,580
Schedule Tribe 53,307 27,693 25,614

Religion-wise Population - Kathua district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 540,063 (87.61%) 285,720 254,343
Muslim 64,234 (10.42%) 33,728 30,506
Christian 1,828 (0.3%) 941 887
Sikh 9,551 (1.55%) 5,280 4,271
Buddhist 24 (0%) 12 12
Jain 16 (0%) 9 7
Other Religion 2 (0%) 1 1
No Religion Specified 717 (0.12%) 418 299

Literacy Rate - Kathua district

The total literacy rate of Kathua district was 73.09% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 67.16% of Jammu and Kashmir. Population-wise, out of total 389,204 literates, males were 228,499 while females were 160,705. Also the male literacy rate was 81.53% and the female literacy rate was 63.72% in Kathua district.

  Kathua district Jammu and Kashmir
Female 63.72% 56.43%
Male 81.53% 76.75%
Total 73.09% 67.16%

Sex Ratio - Kathua district

The Sex Ratio of Kathua district is 890 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 890 females in Kathua district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 831 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 890 ) of Kathua district.


Population Density - Kathua district

The total area of Kathua district is 2,502 km2. Thus the density of Kathua district is 246 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 43 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,459 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Kathua district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Kathua, 14.55% people lived in urban regions while 85.45% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 89,713 out of which 47,983 were males while remaining 41,730 were females. In rural areas of Kathua, male population was 278,126 while female population was 248,596.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Kathua was 870 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Kathua was 812 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Kathua were 9,535 which is 10.63% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Kathua was 894 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Kathua was 834 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Kathua for urban regions was 85.86 percent in which males were 90.41% literate while female literacy stood at 80.67%. The total literate population of Kathua was 389,204. Similarly in rural areas of Kathua, the average literacy rate was 70.83 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 79.93% and 60.76% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Kathua were 320,364.

Rural Urban
Population % 85.45% 14.55%
Total population 526,722 89,713
Male population 278,126 47,983
Female population 248,596 41,730
Sex ratio 894 870
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 834 812
Child population 74,401 9,535
Literates 320,364 68,840
Average literacy 70.83% 85.86%
Male literacy 79.93% 90.41%
Female literacy 60.76% 80.67%

Child Population - Kathua district

According to Census 2011, there were 83,936 children between age 0 to 6 years in Kathua district. Out of which 45,833 were male while 38,103 were female.


Working Population - Kathua district

In Kathua district out of total population, 200,431 were engaged in work activities. 71.3% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 28.7% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 200,431 workers engaged in Main Work, 46,391 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 10,152 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 142,847 123,404 19,443
Cultivators 46,391 39,107 7,284
Agriculture Labourer 10,152 8,985 1,167
Household Industries 2,226 1,676 550
Other Workers 84,078 73,636 10,442
Marginal Workers 57,584 38,144 19,440
Non Working 416,004 164,561 251,443

Kathua district Map


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