Leh Ladakh (MC) Municipal Committee, with population of about 31 thousand is Leh sub district's only municipal committee located in Leh sub district of Leh(Ladakh) district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Leh Ladakh (MC) municipal committee is 9 km2. Population density of the city is 3374 persons per km2. There are 21 wards in the city, among them Leh Ladakh Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 7500 and Leh Ladakh Ward No 18 is the least populous ward with population of 125.

Nearest railway station is Srinagar which is 127 km far from here. Leh is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Leh. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 460 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 29.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 30°C and minimum temperature goes down to -20°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 31 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (70%) are male and 9201 (30%) are female. 47% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 53% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Leh Ladakh (MC) municipal committee is 5%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 4377 households in the city and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Leh Ladakh (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30,870 14,457 22 16,391 1,697
Male 21,669 13,225 19 8,425 854
Female 9,201 1,232 3 7,966 843

Religion wise distribution of population

Buddhists contribute 44% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 35% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 15% population all other religious communities contribute 6% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Buddhists are 934 in Hindus are 42 and in Muslims are 784

Religion wise population 2011 - Leh Ladakh (MC)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 30,870 10,919 4,674 271 835 13,536 14 53 568
Male 21,669 10,482 2,620 192 777 6,999 9 29 561
Female 9,201 437 2,054 79 58 6,537 5 24 7

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 7.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 29 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is -15.3% which is -37.2% lower than male population growth rate of 21.9%. General caste population has increased by 49.9%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -94.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -11.7% and child population has decreased by -36.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Leh Ladakh (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.8% 49.9% -94.9% -11.7% -36.5%
Male 21.9% 78.2% -95.2% -15.4% -38.6%
Female -15.3% -44.6% -91.4% -7.5% -34.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 425 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 93, in schedule caste is 158 and in schedule tribe is 946. There are 987 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 186 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 66 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Leh Ladakh (MC)

Total General SC ST Child
Change -186 -207 69 81 66
2011 425 93 158 946 987
2001 611 300 89 865 921

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 20 thousand are male and 6590 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Leh Ladakh (MC) is 90%. 95% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Leh Ladakh (MC)

Total Male Female
Change 8.5% 6.9% 7.5%
2011 90.3% 94.9% 78.8%
2001 81.8% 88% 71.3%

Workers profile

Leh Ladakh (MC) has 63% (about 20 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 77% male and 31% female population are working population. 69% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Leh Ladakh (MC)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 63.3% 55.4% 7.9% 36.7%
Male 77% 68.6% 8.4% 23%
Female 31% 24.3% 6.7% 69%