Pokaran Municipality, with population of about 24 thousand is Pokaran sub district's only municipality located in Pokaran sub district of Jaisalmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Pokaran municipality is 8 km2. Population density of the city is 2944 persons per km2. There are 20 wards in the city, among them Pokaran Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 2226 and Pokaran Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 498.

Nearest railway station is Pokaran which is within the city. Pokaran is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Jaisalmer which is 110 km away. Jaipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 510 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 163 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 0.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 24 thousand people, among them about 13 thousand (54%) are male and about 11 thousand (46%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pokaran municipality is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 3935 households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pokaran

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23,554 19,224 2,628 1,702 3,643
Male 12,829 10,541 1,373 915 1,919
Female 10,725 8,683 1,255 787 1,724

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 827 in Muslims are 957.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pokaran

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 23,554 20,706 2,695 34 114 0 0 0 5
Male 12,829 11,331 1,377 22 97 0 0 0 2
Female 10,725 9,375 1,318 12 17 0 0 0 3

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 24.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 19 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 23.5% which is -2.6% lower than male population growth rate of 26.1%. General caste population has increased by 22.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 30.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 45.5% and child population has increased by 2.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pokaran

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24.9% 22.6% 30.9% 45.5% 2.2%
Male 26.1% 24.6% 28.9% 41.4% 3.5%
Female 23.5% 20.3% 33.2% 50.5% 0.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 836 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 824, in schedule caste is 914 and in schedule tribe is 860. There are 898 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 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 23 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pokaran

Total General SC ST Child
Change -18 -29 29 52 -23
2011 836 824 914 860 898
2001 854 853 885 808 921

Literacy

Total about 15 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9647 are male and 5642 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pokaran is 77%. 88% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pokaran

Total Male Female
Change 9.7% 7.2% 12.3%
2011 76.8% 88.4% 62.7%
2001 67.1% 81.2% 50.4%

Workers profile

Pokaran has 34% (7960) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 12% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pokaran

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.8% 30.2% 3.6% 66.2%
Male 52% 49.6% 2.4% 48%
Female 12% 7.1% 5% 88%