Kulgam District, with population of about 4.2 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 11th least populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Kulgam district is 410 km2 and it is the 4th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1035 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Kulgam is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.9 lakh and Devsar is the least populous sub district with population of about 32 thousand.

There are 7 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Kulgam (MC), Quimoh (MC), Yari Pora (MC), Mehmood Pora (MC) and Devsar (MC) Municipal Committees (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 4.2 lakh people, among them about 2.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.1 lakh (49%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kulgam district is 17%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 74 thousand households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 3.4 lakh) live in Kulgam District rural part and 19% (about 81 thousand) population live in the Kulgam District urban part. Rural population density of Kulgam district is 955 and urban population density is 1619 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kulgam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 424,483 397,937 21 26,525 71,501
Male 217,620 203,721 11 13,888 37,929
Female 206,863 194,216 10 12,637 33,572

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Kulgam

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kulgam 285773 Brinial Lamar 8043 Kulgam (MC) 23584
Damhal Hanjipora 106817 Khuri Bata Pora Khalsa 7629 Quimoh (MC) 13138
Devsar 31893 Dano Kandi Marag 7255 Yari Pora (MC) 12123
Kelam Bozgam 5369 Mehmood Pora (MC) 10910
Manzgam 5238 Devsar (MC) 9765
Ahmad Abad 5194 Ashmuji Khalsa (MC) 5567
Nandimarg 5066 Frisal (MC) 5132
Qasba Khul 4879
Forest Block 4424
Autoo 4371

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 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 962 in Hindus are 284.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kulgam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 424,483 4,267 418,076 460 1,035 27 25 9 584
Male 217,620 3,324 213,069 264 581 19 12 5 346
Female 206,863 943 205,007 196 454 8 13 4 238

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -63.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -63.2% which is 1.1% higher than male population growth rate of -64.3%. General caste population has decreased by -62.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -96.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -73.8% and child population has decreased by -59.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kulgam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -63.8% -62.8% -96.1% -73.8% -59.6%
Male -64.3% -63.3% -97.8% -74.1% -57.5%
Female -63.2% -62.3% -73.7% -73.4% -61.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 951 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 953, in schedule caste is 909 and in schedule tribe is 910. There are 885 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 29 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 102 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kulgam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 29 27 833 25 -102
2011 951 953 909 910 885
2001 922 926 76 885 987

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kulgam 960 Thathoo 1186 Yari Pora (MC) 1006
Damhal Hanjipora 944 Now Pora Kher Pora 1160 Mehmood Pora (MC) 987
Devsar 890 Samnoo 1159 Ashmuji Khalsa (MC) 971
Hangal Boch 1137 Quimoh (MC) 966
Batango 1132 Frisal (MC) 922
Seh Pora Ram Pathri 1106 Kulgam (MC) 871
Durhama 1102 Devsar (MC) 766
Shali Pora 1094
Cheneh Gam 1090
Partab Pora 1087

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.3 lakh are male and about 84 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kulgam is 59%. 70% of male and 48% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kulgam

Total Male Female
Change 12.7% 12.0% 14.1%
2011 59.2% 69.6% 48.5%
2001 46.5% 57.6% 34.4%

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

Workers profile

Kulgam has 38% (about 1.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 28% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 24% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kulgam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.7% 18.3% 19.4% 62.3%
Male 47% 32.3% 14.8% 53%
Female 27.9% 3.7% 24.2% 72.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kulgam