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

Punch district of Jammu and Kashmir has total population of 476,835 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 251,899 are males while 224,936 are females. In 2011 there were total 90,261 families residing in Punch district. The Average Sex Ratio of Punch district is 893.

Punch district, Jammu and Kashmir

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 8.1% people lives in Urban areas while 91.9% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 88.3% while that in the rural areas is 64.7%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Punch district is 746 while that of Rural areas is 907.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Punch district is 84674 which is 18% of the total population. There are 44733 male children and 39941 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Punch is 893 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (893) of Punch district.

The total literacy rate of Punch district is 66.74%. The male literacy rate is 64.84% and the female literacy rate is 43.74% in Punch district.

Population
476,835
Literacy
66.74%
Sex Ratio
893

To facilitate the administration, Punch district is further divided into 4 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Punch Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 84,674 44,733 39,941
Literacy 66.74% 64.84% 43.74%
Scheduled Caste 556 406 150
Scheduled Tribe 176,101 90,274 85,827
Illiterate 215,111 88,566 126,545

Caste-wise Population - Punch district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 0.1% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 36.9% of total population in Punch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 556 406 150
Schedule Tribe 176,101 90,274 85,827

Religion-wise Population - Punch district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 32,604 (6.84%) 23,684 8,920
Muslim 431,279 (90.45%) 220,636 210,643
Christian 958 (0.2%) 614 344
Sikh 11,188 (2.35%) 6,497 4,691
Buddhist 83 (0.02%) 76 7
Jain 10 (0%) 5 5
Other Religion 2 (0%) 1 1
No Religion Specified 711 (0.15%) 386 325

Literacy Rate - Punch district

The total literacy rate of Punch district was 66.74% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 67.16% of Jammu and Kashmir. Population-wise, out of total 261,724 literates, males were 163,333 while females were 98,391. Also the male literacy rate was 78.84% and the female literacy rate was 53.19% in Punch district.

  Punch district Jammu and Kashmir
Female 53.19% 56.43%
Male 78.84% 76.75%
Total 66.74% 67.16%

Sex Ratio - Punch district

The Sex Ratio of Punch district is 893 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 893 females in Punch district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 893 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 893 ) of Punch district.


Population Density - Punch district

The total area of Punch district is 1,674 km2. Thus the density of Punch district is 285 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 24 sq. km. area is under urban region while 1,650 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Punch district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Punch, 8.1% people lived in urban regions while 91.9% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 38,630 out of which 22,125 were males while remaining 16,505 were females. In rural areas of Punch, male population was 229,774 while female population was 208,431.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Punch was 746 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Punch was 884 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Punch were 4,433 which is 11.48% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Punch was 907 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Punch was 893 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Punch for urban regions was 88.26 percent in which males were 94.16% literate while female literacy stood at 80.18%. The total literate population of Punch was 261,724. Similarly in rural areas of Punch, the average literacy rate was 64.68 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 77.23% and 50.9% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Punch were 231,541.

Rural Urban
Population % 91.9% 8.1%
Total population 438,205 38,630
Male population 229,774 22,125
Female population 208,431 16,505
Sex ratio 907 746
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 893 884
Child population 80,241 4,433
Literates 231,541 30,183
Average literacy 64.68% 88.26%
Male literacy 77.23% 94.16%
Female literacy 50.9% 80.18%

Child Population - Punch district

According to Census 2011, there were 84,674 children between age 0 to 6 years in Punch district. Out of which 44,733 were male while 39,941 were female.


Working Population - Punch district

In Punch district out of total population, 161,393 were engaged in work activities. 45.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 54.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 161,393 workers engaged in Main Work, 17,902 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 5,917 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 73,247 63,147 10,100
Cultivators 17,902 15,566 2,336
Agriculture Labourer 5,917 4,958 959
Household Industries 1,187 819 368
Other Workers 48,241 41,804 6,437
Marginal Workers 88,146 54,530 33,616
Non Working 315,442 134,222 181,220

Punch district Map


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