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

Solan district of Himachal Pradesh has total population of 580,320 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 308,754 are males while 271,566 are females. In 2011 there were total 122,425 families residing in Solan district. The Average Sex Ratio of Solan district is 880.

Solan district, Himachal Pradesh

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 17.6% people lives in Urban areas while 82.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 90.4% while that in the rural areas is 82.2%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Solan district is 731 while that of Rural areas is 915.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Solan district is 68137 which is 12% of the total population. There are 35884 male children and 32253 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Solan is 899 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (880) of Solan district.

The total literacy rate of Solan district is 83.68%. The male literacy rate is 79.15% and the female literacy rate is 67.83% in Solan district.

Population
580,320
Literacy
83.68%
Sex Ratio
880

To facilitate the administration, Solan district is further divided into 9 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Solan Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 68,137 35,884 32,253
Literacy 83.68% 79.15% 67.83%
Scheduled Caste 164,536 85,482 79,054
Scheduled Tribe 25,645 13,351 12,294
Illiterate 151,742 64,382 87,360

Caste-wise Population - Solan district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 28.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 4.4% of total population in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 164,536 85,482 79,054
Schedule Tribe 25,645 13,351 12,294

Religion-wise Population - Solan district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 548,579 (94.53%) 291,416 257,163
Muslim 14,678 (2.53%) 8,370 6,308
Christian 1,452 (0.25%) 780 672
Sikh 13,926 (2.4%) 7,294 6,632
Buddhist 574 (0.1%) 305 269
Jain 591 (0.1%) 312 279
Other Religion 110 (0.02%) 67 43
No Religion Specified 410 (0.07%) 210 200

Literacy Rate - Solan district

The total literacy rate of Solan district was 83.68% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 82.8% of Himachal Pradesh. Population-wise, out of total 428,578 literates, males were 244,372 while females were 184,206. Also the male literacy rate was 89.56% and the female literacy rate was 76.97% in Solan district.

  Solan district Himachal Pradesh
Female 76.97% 75.93%
Male 89.56% 89.53%
Total 83.68% 82.8%

Sex Ratio - Solan district

The Sex Ratio of Solan district is 880 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 880 females in Solan district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 899 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 880 ) of Solan district.


Population Density - Solan district

The total area of Solan district is 1,936 km2. Thus the density of Solan district is 300 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 33 sq. km. area is under urban region while 1,903 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Solan district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Solan, 17.6% people lived in urban regions while 82.4% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 102,147 out of which 59,018 were males while remaining 43,129 were females. In rural areas of Solan, male population was 249,736 while female population was 228,437.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Solan was 731 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Solan was 859 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Solan were 10,887 which is 10.66% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Solan was 915 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Solan was 906 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Solan for urban regions was 90.41 percent in which males were 92.47% literate while female literacy stood at 87.52%. The total literate population of Solan was 428,578. Similarly in rural areas of Solan, the average literacy rate was 82.22 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 88.85% and 74.98% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Solan were 346,074.

Rural Urban
Population % 82.4% 17.6%
Total population 478,173 102,147
Male population 249,736 59,018
Female population 228,437 43,129
Sex ratio 915 731
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 906 859
Child population 57,250 10,887
Literates 346,074 82,504
Average literacy 82.22% 90.41%
Male literacy 88.85% 92.47%
Female literacy 74.98% 87.52%

Child Population - Solan district

According to Census 2011, there were 68,137 children between age 0 to 6 years in Solan district. Out of which 35,884 were male while 32,253 were female.


Working Population - Solan district

In Solan district out of total population, 298,737 were engaged in work activities. 73.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 26.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 298,737 workers engaged in Main Work, 80,066 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 5,764 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 219,235 158,008 61,227
Cultivators 80,066 43,243 36,823
Agriculture Labourer 5,764 3,775 1,989
Household Industries 3,046 2,503 543
Other Workers 130,359 108,487 21,872
Marginal Workers 79,502 31,993 47,509
Non Working 281,583 118,753 162,830

Solan district Map


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