West Garo Hills District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Meghalaya) - Census 2011

West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya has total population of 643,291 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 324,159 are males while 319,132 are females. In 2011 there were total 123,352 families residing in West Garo Hills district. The Average Sex Ratio of West Garo Hills district is 984.

West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 11.6% people lives in Urban areas while 88.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 91.3% while that in the rural areas is 64.2%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in West Garo Hills district is 1,010 while that of Rural areas is 981.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in West Garo Hills district is 112514 which is 17% of the total population. There are 56950 male children and 55564 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of West Garo Hills is 976 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (984) of West Garo Hills district.

The total literacy rate of West Garo Hills district is 67.58%. The male literacy rate is 59.67% and the female literacy rate is 51.79% in West Garo Hills district.

Population
643,291
Literacy
67.58%
Sex Ratio
984

To facilitate the administration, West Garo Hills district is further divided into 8 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

West Garo Hills Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 112,514 56,950 55,564
Literacy 67.58% 59.67% 51.79%
Scheduled Caste 8,810 4,535 4,275
Scheduled Tribe 474,009 236,772 237,237
Illiterate 284,589 130,721 153,868

Caste-wise Population - West Garo Hills district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 1.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 73.7% of total population in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 8,810 4,535 4,275
Schedule Tribe 474,009 236,772 237,237

Religion-wise Population - West Garo Hills district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 122,936 (19.11%) 63,344 59,592
Muslim 106,788 (16.6%) 54,242 52,546
Christian 389,956 (60.62%) 194,862 195,094
Sikh 209 (0.03%) 136 73
Buddhist 3,392 (0.53%) 1,736 1,656
Jain 144 (0.02%) 81 63
Other Religion 16,950 (2.63%) 8,351 8,599
No Religion Specified 2,916 (0.45%) 1,407 1,509

Literacy Rate - West Garo Hills district

The total literacy rate of West Garo Hills district was 67.58% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 74.43% of Meghalaya. Population-wise, out of total 358,702 literates, males were 193,438 while females were 165,264. Also the male literacy rate was 72.39% and the female literacy rate was 62.7% in West Garo Hills district.

  West Garo Hills district Meghalaya
Female 62.7% 72.89%
Male 72.39% 75.95%
Total 67.58% 74.43%

Sex Ratio - West Garo Hills district

The Sex Ratio of West Garo Hills district is 984 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 984 females in West Garo Hills district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 976 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 984 ) of West Garo Hills district.


Population Density - West Garo Hills district

The total area of West Garo Hills district is 3,677 km2. Thus the density of West Garo Hills district is 175 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 18 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,659 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - West Garo Hills district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of West Garo Hills, 11.64% people lived in urban regions while 88.36% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 74,858 out of which 37,236 were males while remaining 37,622 were females. In rural areas of West Garo Hills, male population was 286,923 while female population was 281,510.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of West Garo Hills was 1,010 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in West Garo Hills was 936 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of West Garo Hills were 8,884 which is 11.87% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of West Garo Hills was 981 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in West Garo Hills was 979 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in West Garo Hills for urban regions was 91.33 percent in which males were 93.17% literate while female literacy stood at 89.53%. The total literate population of West Garo Hills was 358,702. Similarly in rural areas of West Garo Hills, the average literacy rate was 64.21 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 69.5% and 58.82% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of West Garo Hills were 298,448.

Rural Urban
Population % 88.36% 11.64%
Total population 568,433 74,858
Male population 286,923 37,236
Female population 281,510 37,622
Sex ratio 981 1,010
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 979 936
Child population 103,630 8,884
Literates 298,448 60,254
Average literacy 64.21% 91.33%
Male literacy 69.5% 93.17%
Female literacy 58.82% 89.53%

Child Population - West Garo Hills district

According to Census 2011, there were 112,514 children between age 0 to 6 years in West Garo Hills district. Out of which 56,950 were male while 55,564 were female.


Working Population - West Garo Hills district

In West Garo Hills district out of total population, 255,693 were engaged in work activities. 73.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 26.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 255,693 workers engaged in Main Work, 98,319 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 20,540 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 188,371 123,377 64,994
Cultivators 98,319 58,895 39,424
Agriculture Labourer 20,540 12,653 7,887
Household Industries 3,957 2,171 1,786
Other Workers 65,555 49,658 15,897
Marginal Workers 67,322 28,537 38,785
Non Working 387,598 172,245 215,353

West Garo Hills district Map


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