Sopore (M Cl) Municipal Council, with population of about 61 thousand is Sopore sub district's only municipal council located in Sopore sub district of Baramula district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Sopore (M Cl) municipal council is 19 km2. Population density of the city is 3233 persons per km2. There are 23 wards in the city, among them Now Pora Kalan (og) Ward No 23 (rural Mdds Code:002234) is the most populous ward with population of 7800 and Sopore Ward No 07 is the least populous ward with population of 1922.

Nearest railway station is Amargarh Sopore which is 2 km far from here. Sopore is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Baramulla which is 16 km away. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 48 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 551.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36°C and minimum temperature goes down to -6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 61 thousand people, among them about 31 thousand (51%) are male and about 30 thousand (49%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sopore (M Cl) municipal council is 13%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 9931 households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 61,098 61,037 0 61 8,212
Male 31,426 31,396 0 30 4,422
Female 29,672 29,641 0 31 3,790

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 15.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 53 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 18.9% which is 6.3% higher than male population growth rate of 12.6%. General caste population has increased by 15.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -29.9% and child population has increased by 25.7% in the city since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.6% 15.7% -100% -29.9% 25.7%
Male 12.6% 12.7% -100% -40% 28.4%
Female 18.9% 19% 0% -16.2% 22.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 944 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 944, and in schedule tribe is 1033. There are 857 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 50 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 40 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

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

Total General SC ST Child
Change 50 49 0 293 -40
2011 944 944 0 1033 857
2001 894 895 0 740 897

Literacy

Total about 37 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 21 thousand are male and about 16 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sopore (M Cl) is 71%. 78% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

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

Total Male Female
Change 10.5% 8.9% 12.8%
2011 70.5% 77.7% 63.1%
2001 60% 68.8% 50.3%

Workers profile

Sopore (M Cl) has 32% (about 20 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 14% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sopore (M Cl)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.2% 24.8% 7.3% 67.8%
Male 49.4% 40.5% 8.9% 50.6%
Female 13.9% 8.2% 5.7% 86.1%