Kathua (M Cl) Municipal Council, with population of about 52 thousand is Kathua sub district's only municipal council located in Kathua sub district of Kathua district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Kathua (M Cl) municipal council is 28 km2. Population density of the city is 1836 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 52 thousand people, among them about 27 thousand (53%) are male and about 24 thousand (47%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kathua (M Cl) municipal council is 10%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are about 10 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 51,991 40,029 11,581 381 5,180
Male 27,496 21,228 6,074 194 2,923
Female 24,495 18,801 5,507 187 2,257

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 27% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 41 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 31.2% which is 7.7% higher than male population growth rate of 23.5%. General caste population has increased by 26.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 34.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -40.3% and child population has increased by 10.8% in the city since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27% 26.3% 34.6% -40.3% 10.8%
Male 23.5% 22.5% 34.2% -52% 10.3%
Female 31.2% 31% 35% -20.1% 11.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 891 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 886, in schedule caste is 907 and in schedule tribe is 964. There are 772 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 52 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

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

Total General SC ST Child
Change 52 58 6 385 6
2011 891 886 907 964 772
2001 839 828 901 579 766

Literacy

Total about 41 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 23 thousand are male and about 19 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kathua (M Cl) is 88%. 92% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

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

Total Male Female
Change 6.7% 5.2% 8.7%
2011 87.8% 91.8% 83.3%
2001 81.1% 86.6% 74.6%

Workers profile

Kathua (M Cl) has 30% (about 16 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 10% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kathua (M Cl)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30% 26.6% 3.3% 70%
Male 47.6% 42.5% 5.1% 52.4%
Female 10.2% 8.9% 1.3% 89.8%