Doda District, with population of about 4.1 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 10th least populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Doda district is 8912 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 46 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Doda is the most populous sub district with population of about 2 lakh and Thathri is the least populous sub district with population of about 60 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Doda (MC) and Bhaderwah (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The district is home to about 4.1 lakh people, among them about 2.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 2 lakh (48%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Doda district is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 80 thousand households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 3.8 lakh) live in Doda District rural part and 8% (about 33 thousand) population live in the Doda District urban part. Rural population density of Doda district is 42 and urban population density is 1655 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Doda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 409,936 317,312 53,408 39,216 71,240
Male 213,641 166,055 27,209 20,377 36,862
Female 196,295 151,257 26,199 18,839 34,378

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Doda

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Doda 202716 Desa 8728 Doda (MC) 21605
Bhaderwah 75376 Bajarni 7981 Bhaderwah (MC) 11084
Gandoh 71889 Dhandal 7906
Thathri 59955 Chaka 6486
Mund Dhar 6279
Bhagwa 5907
Thatri 4938
Arnora 4519
Charrote 3904
Bayota 3556

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 54% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 46% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 929 in Hindus are 910.

Religion wise population 2011 - Doda

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 409,936 187,621 220,614 472 422 21 22 42 722
Male 213,641 98,252 114,372 324 286 9 11 24 363
Female 196,295 89,369 106,242 148 136 12 11 18 359

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -40.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -40.2% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of -41.2%. General caste population has decreased by -42.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -15.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -50.8% and child population has decreased by -40.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Doda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -40.8% -42.2% -15.2% -50.8% -40.2%
Male -41.2% -42.6% -15.5% -51.5% -39.2%
Female -40.2% -41.8% -14.8% -50% -41.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 919 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 911, in schedule caste is 963 and in schedule tribe is 925. There are 933 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 31 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Doda

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 12 9 29 -31
2011 919 911 963 925 933
2001 903 899 954 896 964

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gandoh 956 Chak Botha 1667 Bhaderwah (MC) 943
Bhaderwah 930 Shakla 1382 Doda (MC) 728
Doda 909 Jandora 1379
Thathri 896 Amar Singh Pora 1300
Kemega 1260
Natwas 1238
Pranu 1224
Kotahri 1221
Kolra 1206
Madren 1206

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.4 lakh are male and about 80 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Doda is 65%. 78% of male and 50% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 14% and female literacy rate has gone up by 20%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Doda

Total Male Female
Change 16.8% 14.4% 19.8%
2011 64.7% 78.4% 49.7%
2001 47.9% 64% 29.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhaderwah 76 Kukrasu 93 Bhaderwah (MC) 87
Thathri 65 Sarna 92 Doda (MC) 85
Doda 63 Thalela 90
Gandoh 57 Shaerna Khurd 90
Balote 88
Dugah 85
Arnora 85
Jalga 85
Bhalra 84
Kotli 84

Workers profile

Doda has 37% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 26% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 20% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Doda

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.1% 19.4% 17.7% 62.9%
Male 47.3% 32% 15.4% 52.7%
Female 25.9% 5.6% 20.2% 74.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Doda

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Desa 220.9 Doda (MC) 14.3
Bayota 53.5 Bhaderwah (MC) 5.5
Dhandal 47.3
Goddi 37.2
Bhart 31.8
Gadetar 26.9
Bajarni 25.8
Magota 23.2
Chaka 21.3
Sarak 19.6