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

West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya has total population of 383,461 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 193,715 are males while 189,746 are females. In 2011 there were total 64,906 families residing in West Khasi Hills district. The Average Sex Ratio of West Khasi Hills district is 980.

West Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 11.2% people lives in Urban areas while 88.8% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 88% while that in the rural areas is 76.5%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in West Khasi Hills district is 1,020 while that of Rural areas is 974.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in West Khasi Hills district is 87214 which is 23% of the total population. There are 44342 male children and 42872 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of West Khasi Hills is 967 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (980) of West Khasi Hills district.

The total literacy rate of West Khasi Hills district is 77.87%. The male literacy rate is 60.56% and the female literacy rate is 59.75% in West Khasi Hills district.

Population
383,461
Literacy
77.87%
Sex Ratio
980

To facilitate the administration, West Khasi Hills district is further divided into 6 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

West Khasi Hills Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 87,214 44,342 42,872
Literacy 77.87% 60.56% 59.75%
Scheduled Caste 168 93 75
Scheduled Tribe 375,097 189,134 185,963
Illiterate 152,783 76,408 76,375

Caste-wise Population - West Khasi Hills district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 0% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 97.8% of total population in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 168 93 75
Schedule Tribe 375,097 189,134 185,963

Religion-wise Population - West Khasi Hills district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 6,498 (1.69%) 3,591 2,907
Muslim 1,533 (0.4%) 830 703
Christian 366,881 (95.68%) 184,888 181,993
Sikh 58 (0.02%) 43 15
Buddhist 1,313 (0.34%) 695 618
Jain 38 (0.01%) 29 9
Other Religion 5,878 (1.53%) 2,992 2,886
No Religion Specified 1,262 (0.33%) 647 615

Literacy Rate - West Khasi Hills district

The total literacy rate of West Khasi Hills district was 77.87% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 74.43% of Meghalaya. Population-wise, out of total 230,678 literates, males were 117,307 while females were 113,371. Also the male literacy rate was 78.53% and the female literacy rate was 77.19% in West Khasi Hills district.

  West Khasi Hills district Meghalaya
Female 77.19% 72.89%
Male 78.53% 75.95%
Total 77.87% 74.43%

Sex Ratio - West Khasi Hills district

The Sex Ratio of West Khasi Hills district is 980 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 980 females in West Khasi Hills district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 967 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 980 ) of West Khasi Hills district.


Population Density - West Khasi Hills district

The total area of West Khasi Hills district is 5,247 km2. Thus the density of West Khasi Hills district is 73 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 97 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,150 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - West Khasi Hills district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of West Khasi Hills, 11.24% people lived in urban regions while 88.76% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 43,105 out of which 21,335 were males while remaining 21,770 were females. In rural areas of West Khasi Hills, male population was 172,380 while female population was 167,976.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of West Khasi Hills was 1,020 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in West Khasi Hills was 981 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of West Khasi Hills were 8,904 which is 20.66% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of West Khasi Hills was 974 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in West Khasi Hills was 965 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in West Khasi Hills for urban regions was 88.02 percent in which males were 87.96% literate while female literacy stood at 88.08%. The total literate population of West Khasi Hills was 230,678. Similarly in rural areas of West Khasi Hills, the average literacy rate was 76.54 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 77.33% and 75.73% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of West Khasi Hills were 200,573.

Rural Urban
Population % 88.76% 11.24%
Total population 340,356 43,105
Male population 172,380 21,335
Female population 167,976 21,770
Sex ratio 974 1,020
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 965 981
Child population 78,310 8,904
Literates 200,573 30,105
Average literacy 76.54% 88.02%
Male literacy 77.33% 87.96%
Female literacy 75.73% 88.08%

Child Population - West Khasi Hills district

According to Census 2011, there were 87,214 children between age 0 to 6 years in West Khasi Hills district. Out of which 44,342 were male while 42,872 were female.


Working Population - West Khasi Hills district

In West Khasi Hills district out of total population, 163,345 were engaged in work activities. 73.3% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 26.7% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 163,345 workers engaged in Main Work, 71,021 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 19,987 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 119,803 69,204 50,599
Cultivators 71,021 38,578 32,443
Agriculture Labourer 19,987 11,606 8,381
Household Industries 1,416 748 668
Other Workers 27,379 18,272 9,107
Marginal Workers 43,542 20,490 23,052
Non Working 220,116 104,021 116,095

West Khasi Hills district Map


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