Punch (M Cl) Municipal Council, with population of about 27 thousand is Haveli sub district's only municipal council located in Haveli sub district of Punch district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Punch (M Cl) municipal council is 10 km2. Population density of the city is 2592 persons per km2. There are 17 wards in the city, among them Punch Ward No 17 is the most populous ward with population of 5936 and Punch Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 479.

Nearest railway station is Jammu which is 127 km far from here. Haveli is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Punch. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 246 km far from here. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 28°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 27 thousand people, among them about 16 thousand (60%) are male and about 11 thousand (40%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Punch (M Cl) municipal council is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 4943 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Punch (M Cl)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26,854 24,796 275 1,783 2,582
Male 16,063 14,874 156 1,033 1,367
Female 10,791 9,922 119 750 1,215

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 44% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 33% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 21% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 482 in Muslims are 857 and in Sikhs are 909

Religion wise population 2011 - Punch (M Cl)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 26,854 11,866 8,993 343 5,584 8 2 0 58
Male 16,063 8,008 4,842 239 2,925 8 1 0 40
Female 10,791 3,858 4,151 104 2,659 0 1 0 18

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 12% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 5.4% which is -11.5% lower than male population growth rate of 16.9%. General caste population has increased by 11.4%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -28.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 33% and child population has decreased by -2.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Punch (M Cl)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12% 11.4% -28.9% 33% -2.3%
Male 16.9% 16.2% -26.8% 41.1% -4.3%
Female 5.4% 5% -31.6% 23.2% 0.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 672 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 667, in schedule caste is 763 and in schedule tribe is 726. There are 889 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 73 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 40 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Punch (M Cl)

Total General SC ST Child
Change -73 -72 -54 -106 40
2011 672 667 763 726 889
2001 745 739 817 832 849

Literacy

Total about 22 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 14 thousand are male and 8101 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Punch (M Cl) is 91%. 96% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Punch (M Cl)

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 2.2% 4.0%
2011 91.3% 95.7% 84.6%
2001 88% 93.5% 80.6%

Workers profile

Punch (M Cl) has 39% (about 10 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 13% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Punch (M Cl)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.9% 34.9% 4.1% 61.1%
Male 56.6% 51.7% 4.8% 43.4%
Female 12.7% 9.7% 2.9% 87.3%