Shimla District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Himachal Pradesh) - Census 2011

Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh has total population of 814,010 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 425,039 are males while 388,971 are females. In 2011 there were total 184,362 families residing in Shimla district. The Average Sex Ratio of Shimla district is 915.

Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 24.7% people lives in Urban areas while 75.3% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 93.1% while that in the rural areas is 80.5%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Shimla district is 818 while that of Rural areas is 949.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Shimla district is 81564 which is 10% of the total population. There are 42376 male children and 39188 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Shimla is 925 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (915) of Shimla district.

The total literacy rate of Shimla district is 83.64%. The male literacy rate is 80.66% and the female literacy rate is 69.36% in Shimla district.

Population
814,010
Literacy
83.64%
Sex Ratio
915

To facilitate the administration, Shimla district is further divided into 17 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Shimla Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 81,564 42,376 39,188
Literacy 83.64% 80.66% 69.36%
Scheduled Caste 215,777 110,828 104,949
Scheduled Tribe 8,755 4,554 4,201
Illiterate 201,368 82,193 119,175

Caste-wise Population - Shimla district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 26.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.1% of total population in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 215,777 110,828 104,949
Schedule Tribe 8,755 4,554 4,201

Religion-wise Population - Shimla district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 791,449 (97.23%) 412,148 379,301
Muslim 11,810 (1.45%) 7,200 4,610
Christian 2,025 (0.25%) 1,088 937
Sikh 4,047 (0.5%) 2,158 1,889
Buddhist 3,262 (0.4%) 1,699 1,563
Jain 185 (0.02%) 99 86
Other Religion 197 (0.02%) 104 93
No Religion Specified 1,035 (0.13%) 543 492

Literacy Rate - Shimla district

The total literacy rate of Shimla district was 83.64% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 82.8% of Himachal Pradesh. Population-wise, out of total 612,642 literates, males were 342,846 while females were 269,796. Also the male literacy rate was 89.59% and the female literacy rate was 77.13% in Shimla district.

  Shimla district Himachal Pradesh
Female 77.13% 75.93%
Male 89.59% 89.53%
Total 83.64% 82.8%

Sex Ratio - Shimla district

The Sex Ratio of Shimla district is 915 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 915 females in Shimla district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 925 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 915 ) of Shimla district.


Population Density - Shimla district

The total area of Shimla district is 5,131 km2. Thus the density of Shimla district is 159 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 55 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,076 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Shimla district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Shimla, 24.74% people lived in urban regions while 75.26% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 201,351 out of which 110,744 were males while remaining 90,607 were females. In rural areas of Shimla, male population was 314,295 while female population was 298,364.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Shimla was 818 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Shimla was 892 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Shimla were 16,683 which is 8.29% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Shimla was 949 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Shimla was 933 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Shimla for urban regions was 93.1 percent in which males were 94.56% literate while female literacy stood at 91.3%. The total literate population of Shimla was 612,642. Similarly in rural areas of Shimla, the average literacy rate was 80.45 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 87.79% and 72.74% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Shimla were 440,712.

Rural Urban
Population % 75.26% 24.74%
Total population 612,659 201,351
Male population 314,295 110,744
Female population 298,364 90,607
Sex ratio 949 818
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 933 892
Child population 64,881 16,683
Literates 440,712 171,930
Average literacy 80.45% 93.1%
Male literacy 87.79% 94.56%
Female literacy 72.74% 91.3%

Child Population - Shimla district

According to Census 2011, there were 81,564 children between age 0 to 6 years in Shimla district. Out of which 42,376 were male while 39,188 were female.


Working Population - Shimla district

In Shimla district out of total population, 430,926 were engaged in work activities. 72.3% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 27.7% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 430,926 workers engaged in Main Work, 156,511 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 17,486 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 311,770 214,980 96,790
Cultivators 156,511 94,790 61,721
Agriculture Labourer 17,486 11,326 6,160
Household Industries 5,382 3,405 1,977
Other Workers 132,391 105,459 26,932
Marginal Workers 119,156 43,648 75,508
Non Working 383,084 166,411 216,673

Shimla district Map


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