Ganderbal District, with population of about 3 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 6th least populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Ganderbal district is 259 km2 and it is the smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1148 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Kangan is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.2 lakh and Ganderbal is the least populous sub district with population of about 86 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Ganderbal (MC) Municipal Committee.

Demographics

The district is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (47%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 21% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ganderbal district is 17%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 45 thousand households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 84% (about 2.5 lakh) live in Ganderbal District rural part and 16% (about 47 thousand) population live in the Ganderbal District urban part. Rural population density of Ganderbal district is 1072 and urban population density is 1852 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ganderbal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 297,446 236,259 117 61,070 50,594
Male 158,720 126,061 105 32,554 27,159
Female 138,726 110,198 12 28,516 23,435

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Ganderbal

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kangan 120934 Forest Block 14975 Ganderbal (MC) 28233
Lar 90694 Chater Gul 7641 Safa Pora (CT) 10471
Ganderbal 85818 Mani Gam 7606 Wail (CT) 8335
Tulmulla 7240
Hari Ganiwan 6699
Wangat 6616
Yan Goora 6380
Kangan 5985
Chunt Valiwar 5950
Shalla Bug 5229

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 98% 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 905 in Hindus are 79.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ganderbal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 297,446 5,592 290,581 406 486 25 8 4 344
Male 158,720 5,182 152,571 255 458 19 1 3 231
Female 138,726 410 138,010 151 28 6 7 1 113

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -75.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -74.9% which is 0.7% higher than male population growth rate of -75.6%. General caste population has decreased by -79.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -89%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 34.4% and child population has decreased by -60.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ganderbal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -75.3% -79.6% -89% 34.4% -60.8%
Male -75.6% -79.8% -89.5% 37.1% -59%
Female -74.9% -79.3% -82.1% 31.6% -62.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 874 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 874, in schedule caste is 114 and in schedule tribe is 876. There are 863 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 86 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ganderbal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 24 47 -37 -86
2011 874 874 114 876 863
2001 851 850 67 913 949

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ganderbal 901 Nawab Bag 1190 Wail (CT) 901
Kangan 868 Cheerwan 1189 Safa Pora (CT) 878
Lar 856 Tangchatir 1143 Ganderbal (MC) 877
Arigori Pora 1098
Najwan Nilah 1089
Koreg Domarag 1076
Ahan 1062
Hakim Gund 1058
Wond Hama 1039
Bena Hama 1034

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 91 thousand are male and about 53 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ganderbal is 58%. 69% of male and 46% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by -2%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone down by -2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ganderbal

Total Male Female
Change -1.8% -0.7% -2.4%
2011 58% 68.9% 45.7%
2001 59.8% 69.6% 48.1%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Lar 62 Narayan Bagh 81 Ganderbal (MC) 69
Ganderbal 61 Bagh Mahanand 81 Safa Pora (CT) 66
Kangan 53 Kangan 80 Wail (CT) 59
Badam Pora 79
Hari Pora 77
Babosi Pora 76
Qasba Lar 74
Danger Pora 73
Pahli Pora 71
Chandna Deh Now Abad 70

Workers profile

Ganderbal has 34% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 20% female population are working population. 29% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ganderbal

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.9% 17.8% 16.1% 66.1%
Male 46.2% 29.5% 16.7% 53.8%
Female 19.9% 4.4% 15.4% 80.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ganderbal

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Shalla Bug 22.4 Ganderbal (MC) 11.4
Tulmulla 8 Safa Pora (CT) 9.5
Pahli Pora 7.3 Wail (CT) 4.5
Sonamarg 6.7
Mani Gam 6.1
Chater Gul 5.7
Yan Goora 5.1
Hari Ganiwan 4.8
Rakh Harran 4.6
Chunt Valiwar 4