Bandipore District, with population of about 3.9 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 9th least populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Bandipore district is 345 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1137 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Bandipora is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.8 lakh and Gurez is the least populous sub district with population of about 38 thousand.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bandipore (MC), Sumbal (MC) and Hajan (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The district is home to about 3.9 lakh people, among them about 2.1 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (47%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bandipore district is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 58 thousand households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 3.3 lakh) live in Bandipore District rural part and 17% (about 65 thousand) population live in the Bandipore District urban part. Rural population density of Bandipore district is 1107 and urban population density is 1317 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bandipore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 392,232 316,466 392 75,374 61,754
Male 207,680 167,907 375 39,398 32,641
Female 184,552 148,559 17 35,976 29,113

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bandipore

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bandipora 177738 Ajas 12961 Bandipore (MC) 37081
Sonawari 176502 Aloosa 11044 Sumbal (MC) 15041
Gurez 37992 Bana Koot 10516 Hajan (MC) 13239
Malangam 8973
Sadhunara Hasti Khan 8674
Chithi Bandi 8346
Naid Khi (Sadat Pora) 8166
Mantrigam 7981
Qazipora Patushi 7229
Gundi Sader Koot 7152

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 926 in Hindus are 47.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bandipore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 392,232 8,439 382,006 572 555 44 17 2 597
Male 207,680 8,061 198,322 380 520 40 8 0 349
Female 184,552 378 183,684 192 35 4 9 2 248

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -66.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -66.7% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of -66.2%. General caste population has decreased by -70.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -10.2% and child population has decreased by -66.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bandipore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -66.5% -70.8% 4% -10.2% -66.6%
Male -66.2% -70.6% 4.5% -10.9% -65.4%
Female -66.7% -71.2% -5.6% -9.4% -68%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 889 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 885, in schedule caste is 45 and in schedule tribe is 913. There are 892 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 71 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bandipore

Total General SC ST Child
Change -14 -19 -5 15 -71
2011 889 885 45 913 892
2001 903 904 50 898 963

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bandipore

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sonawari 925 Sumbal Ghat 1296 Hajan (MC) 856
Bandipora 910 Hajin Ghat 1186 Sumbal (MC) 855
Gurez 653 Gund Ramzan 1132 Bandipore (MC) 838
Tanga Pora 1127
Wazirithal 1041
Zadigi 1041
Odina 1021
Rakh Hajin 1007
Phalwan Pora (Panzigam) 1001
Chhandaji 992

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 69 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bandipore is 56%. 67% of male and 44% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bandipore

Total Male Female
Change 10.9% 9.8% 12.0%
2011 56.3% 66.9% 44.3%
2001 45.4% 57.1% 32.3%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bandipore

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gurez 70 Dawar 87 Bandipore (MC) 75
Bandipora 63 Nail Kanzalawan 84 Hajan (MC) 54
Sonawari 47 Khandyal 83 Sumbal (MC) 51
Anayat Pora (Khar Pora ) 83
Badwan Wanpora 82
Soner Wani 81
Mastan Khopri 81
Niru 79
Gamroo 78
Markoot 77

Workers profile

Bandipore has 38% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 26% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 18% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 20% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bandipore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.1% 19.2% 18.9% 61.9%
Male 48.8% 31.3% 17.6% 51.2%
Female 26% 5.6% 20.4% 74%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bandipore

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Rakh Sultan Pora 16.9 Hajan (MC) 18.3
Ajas 14.7 Sumbal (MC) 17.9
Aloosa 10 Bandipore (MC) 13.4
Naid Khi (Sadat Pora) 9.6
Gundi Jahangir 6.9
Shah Gund 6.7
Rakh Shilvat 6.6
Bana Koot 6.3
Mantrigam 6.1
Sadhunara Hasti Khan 6.1