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

Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir has total population of 133,487 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 78,971 are males while 54,516 are females. In 2011 there were total 21,909 families residing in Leh district. The Average Sex Ratio of Leh district is 690.

Leh district, Jammu and Kashmir

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 34.2% people lives in Urban areas while 65.8% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 86.6% while that in the rural areas is 72.1%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Leh district is 494 while that of Rural areas is 814.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Leh district is 12016 which is 9% of the total population. There are 6174 male children and 5842 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Leh is 946 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (690) of Leh district.

The total literacy rate of Leh district is 77.2%. The male literacy rate is 79.57% and the female literacy rate is 56.75% in Leh district.

Population
133,487
Literacy
77.2%
Sex Ratio
690

To facilitate the administration, Leh district is further divided into 3 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Leh Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 12,016 6,174 5,842
Literacy 77.2% 79.57% 56.75%
Scheduled Caste 488 444 44
Scheduled Tribe 95,857 47,543 48,314
Illiterate 39,717 16,137 23,580

Caste-wise Population - Leh district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 0.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 71.8% of total population in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 488 444 44
Schedule Tribe 95,857 47,543 48,314

Religion-wise Population - Leh district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 22,882 (17.14%) 21,958 924
Muslim 19,057 (14.28%) 10,493 8,564
Christian 658 (0.49%) 469 189
Sikh 1,092 (0.82%) 1,018 74
Buddhist 88,635 (66.4%) 44,019 44,616
Jain 103 (0.08%) 49 54
Other Religion 54 (0.04%) 29 25
No Religion Specified 1,006 (0.75%) 936 70

Literacy Rate - Leh district

The total literacy rate of Leh district was 77.2% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 67.16% of Jammu and Kashmir. Population-wise, out of total 93,770 literates, males were 62,834 while females were 30,936. Also the male literacy rate was 86.31% and the female literacy rate was 63.56% in Leh district.

  Leh district Jammu and Kashmir
Female 63.56% 56.43%
Male 86.31% 76.75%
Total 77.2% 67.16%

Sex Ratio - Leh district

The Sex Ratio of Leh district is 690 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 690 females in Leh district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 946 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 690 ) of Leh district.


Population Density - Leh district

The total area of Leh district is 45,110 km2. Thus the density of Leh district is 3 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 24 sq. km. area is under urban region while 45,086 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Leh district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Leh, 34.21% people lived in urban regions while 65.79% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 45,671 out of which 30,560 were males while remaining 15,111 were females. In rural areas of Leh, male population was 48,411 while female population was 39,405.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Leh was 494 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Leh was 989 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Leh were 2,963 which is 6.49% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Leh was 814 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Leh was 933 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Leh for urban regions was 86.59 percent in which males were 92.09% literate while female literacy stood at 74.86%. The total literate population of Leh was 93,770. Similarly in rural areas of Leh, the average literacy rate was 72.1 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 82.47% and 59.16% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Leh were 56,789.

Rural Urban
Population % 65.79% 34.21%
Total population 87,816 45,671
Male population 48,411 30,560
Female population 39,405 15,111
Sex ratio 814 494
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 933 989
Child population 9,053 2,963
Literates 56,789 36,981
Average literacy 72.1% 86.59%
Male literacy 82.47% 92.09%
Female literacy 59.16% 74.86%

Child Population - Leh district

According to Census 2011, there were 12,016 children between age 0 to 6 years in Leh district. Out of which 6,174 were male while 5,842 were female.


Working Population - Leh district

In Leh district out of total population, 75,079 were engaged in work activities. 76.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 23.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 75,079 workers engaged in Main Work, 11,175 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 593 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 57,125 44,742 12,383
Cultivators 11,175 6,303 4,872
Agriculture Labourer 593 304 289
Household Industries 502 188 314
Other Workers 44,855 37,947 6,908
Marginal Workers 17,954 8,523 9,431
Non Working 58,408 25,706 32,702

Leh district Map


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