West District District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Sikkim) - Census 2011

West District district of Sikkim has total population of 136,435 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 70,238 are males while 66,197 are females. In 2011 there were total 28,023 families residing in West District district. The Average Sex Ratio of West District district is 942.

West District district, Sikkim

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 3.8% people lives in Urban areas while 96.2% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 89.3% while that in the rural areas is 76.9%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in West District district is 937 while that of Rural areas is 943.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in West District district is 15706 which is 12% of the total population. There are 7996 male children and 7710 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of West District is 964 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (942) of West District district.

The total literacy rate of West District district is 77.39%. The male literacy rate is 74.02% and the female literacy rate is 62.61% in West District district.

Population
136,435
Literacy
77.39%
Sex Ratio
942

To facilitate the administration, West District district is further divided into 2 Sub-Divisions (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Sub-Divisions consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

West District Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 15,706 7,996 7,710
Literacy 77.39% 74.02% 62.61%
Scheduled Caste 5,935 3,117 2,818
Scheduled Tribe 57,817 29,485 28,332
Illiterate 43,003 18,250 24,753

Caste-wise Population - West District district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 4.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 42.4% of total population in West District district of Sikkim.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 5,935 3,117 2,818
Schedule Tribe 57,817 29,485 28,332

Religion-wise Population - West District district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 75,286 (55.18%) 39,100 36,186
Muslim 965 (0.71%) 610 355
Christian 13,002 (9.53%) 6,534 6,468
Sikh 40 (0.03%) 26 14
Buddhist 36,390 (26.67%) 18,475 17,915
Jain 20 (0.01%) 15 5
Other Religion 10,477 (7.68%) 5,362 5,115
No Religion Specified 255 (0.19%) 116 139

Literacy Rate - West District district

The total literacy rate of West District district was 77.39% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 81.42% of Sikkim. Population-wise, out of total 93,432 literates, males were 51,988 while females were 41,444. Also the male literacy rate was 83.53% and the female literacy rate was 70.86% in West District district.

  West District district Sikkim
Female 70.86% 75.61%
Male 83.53% 86.55%
Total 77.39% 81.42%

Sex Ratio - West District district

The Sex Ratio of West District district is 942 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 942 females in West District district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 964 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 942 ) of West District district.


Population Density - West District district

The total area of West District district is 1,166 km2. Thus the density of West District district is 117 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 4 sq. km. area is under urban region while 1,162 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - West District district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of West District, 3.85% people lived in urban regions while 96.15% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 5,248 out of which 2,710 were males while remaining 2,538 were females. In rural areas of West District, male population was 67,528 while female population was 63,659.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of West District was 937 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in West District was 967 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of West District were 539 which is 10.27% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of West District was 943 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in West District was 964 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in West District for urban regions was 89.34 percent in which males were 93.47% literate while female literacy stood at 84.91%. The total literate population of West District was 93,432. Similarly in rural areas of West District, the average literacy rate was 76.9 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 83.12% and 70.29% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of West District were 89,225.

Rural Urban
Population % 96.15% 3.85%
Total population 131,187 5,248
Male population 67,528 2,710
Female population 63,659 2,538
Sex ratio 943 937
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 964 967
Child population 15,167 539
Literates 89,225 4,207
Average literacy 76.9% 89.34%
Male literacy 83.12% 93.47%
Female literacy 70.29% 84.91%

Child Population - West District district

According to Census 2011, there were 15,706 children between age 0 to 6 years in West District district. Out of which 7,996 were male while 7,710 were female.


Working Population - West District district

In West District district out of total population, 70,348 were engaged in work activities. 72.8% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 27.2% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 70,348 workers engaged in Main Work, 30,728 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 3,984 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 51,225 33,254 17,971
Cultivators 30,728 18,509 12,219
Agriculture Labourer 3,984 2,503 1,481
Household Industries 819 579 240
Other Workers 15,694 11,663 4,031
Marginal Workers 19,123 7,518 11,605
Non Working 66,087 29,466 36,621

West District district Map


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