Nowshehra (MC) Municipal Committee, with population of about 10 thousand is Nowshehra sub district's only municipal committee located in Nowshehra sub district of Rajouri district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Nowshehra (MC) municipal committee is 5 km2. Population density of the city is 2248 persons per km2. There are 7 wards in the city, among them Nowshehra Ward No 07 is the most populous ward with population of 5938 and Nowshehra Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 578.

Nearest railway station is Jammu which is 119 km far from here. Nowshehra is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Rajouri which is 58 km away. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 119 km far from here. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to -1°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 10 thousand people, among them 7729 (74%) are male and 2679 (26%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nowshehra (MC) municipal committee is 6%, among them 59% are boys and 41% are girls. There are 1283 households in the city and an average 8 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nowshehra (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,408 9,258 847 303 651
Male 7,729 6,956 607 166 384
Female 2,679 2,302 240 137 267

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 75% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Sikhs which contribute 15% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 9% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 350 in Sikhs are 183 and in Muslims are 790.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nowshehra (MC)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,408 7,857 893 84 1,564 2 2 0 6
Male 7,729 5,820 499 80 1,322 1 2 0 5
Female 2,679 2,037 394 4 242 1 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 130.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4512. Female population growth rate of the city is 27% which is -194.6% lower than male population growth rate of 221.6%. General caste population has increased by 131.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 81%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 544.7% and child population has increased by 14.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nowshehra (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 130.7% 131.6% 81% 544.7% 14.2%
Male 221.6% 227.8% 139.9% 492.9% 16.4%
Female 27% 22.8% 11.6% 621.1% 11.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 347 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 331, in schedule caste is 395 and in schedule tribe is 825. There are 695 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 531 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nowshehra (MC)

Total General SC ST Child
Change -531 -553 -455 146 -32
2011 347 331 395 825 695
2001 878 884 850 679 727

Literacy

Total 9211 people in the city are literate, among them 7154 are male and 2057 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nowshehra (MC) is 94%. 97% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nowshehra (MC)

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.7% 0.9%
2011 94.4% 97.4% 85.3%
2001 89.3% 93.7% 84.4%

Workers profile

Nowshehra (MC) has 64% (6657) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 80% male and 17% female population are working population. 78% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nowshehra (MC)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 64% 61.2% 2.7% 36%
Male 80.3% 77.6% 2.6% 19.7%
Female 16.9% 13.8% 3.1% 83.1%