Kathua (M Cl + OG) Municipal Council And Out Growth, with population of about 60 thousand is Kathua sub district's only municipal council and out growth located in Kathua sub district of Kathua district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Kathua (M Cl + OG) municipal council and out growth is 28 km2. Population density of the city is 2114 persons per km2. There are 27 wards in the city, among them Kathua Ward No 16 is the most populous ward with population of 5436 and Chak Sheikhan (og) Ward No 19 (rural Mdds Code:001963) is the least populous ward with population of 23.

Nearest railway station is Kathua which is 4 km far from here. Kathua is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kathua. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 87 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 713.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 4°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 60 thousand people, among them about 32 thousand (53%) are male and about 28 thousand (47%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kathua (M Cl + OG) municipal council and out growth is 10%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are about 12 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kathua (M Cl + OG)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 59,866 44,297 14,699 870 6,248
Male 31,717 23,567 7,701 449 3,486
Female 28,149 20,730 6,998 421 2,762

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Sikhs which contribute 5% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 889 in Sikhs are 889 and in Muslims are 812.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kathua (M Cl + OG)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 59,866 54,680 1,605 650 2,841 9 6 0 75
Male 31,717 28,945 886 337 1,504 4 3 0 38
Female 28,149 25,735 719 313 1,337 5 3 0 37

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 46.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 41 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 50.8% which is 8.3% higher than male population growth rate of 42.5%. General caste population has increased by 39.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 70.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 36.4% and child population has increased by 33.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kathua (M Cl + OG)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 46.3% 39.8% 70.8% 36.4% 33.6%
Male 42.5% 36% 70.2% 11.1% 31.6%
Female 50.8% 44.4% 71.5% 79.9% 36.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 888 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 880, in schedule caste is 909 and in schedule tribe is 938. There are 792 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 49 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kathua (M Cl + OG)

Total General SC ST Child
Change 49 52 8 359 26
2011 888 880 909 938 792
2001 839 828 901 579 766

Literacy

Total about 46 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 26 thousand are male and about 21 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kathua (M Cl + OG) is 86%. 91% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kathua (M Cl + OG)

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 4.1% 7.2%
2011 86.5% 90.7% 81.8%
2001 81.1% 86.6% 74.6%

Workers profile

Kathua (M Cl + OG) has 30% (about 18 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 10% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kathua (M Cl + OG)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30% 26.8% 3.2% 70%
Male 48.2% 43.2% 5% 51.8%
Female 9.6% 8.3% 1.2% 90.4%