Almora District, with population of about 6.2 lakh is Uttarakhand's the 6th most populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Almora district is 3144 km2 and it is the 7th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 198 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Almora is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.6 lakh and Jainti is the least populous sub district with population of about 31 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 6.2 lakh people, among them about 2.9 lakh (47%) are male and about 3.3 lakh (53%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 24% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Almora district is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.4 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 5.6 lakh) live in Almora District rural part and 10% (about 62 thousand) population live in the Almora District urban part. Rural population density of Almora district is 180 and urban population density is 1746 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Almora

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 622,506 470,230 150,995 1,281 80,082
Male 291,081 217,753 72,695 633 41,672
Female 331,425 252,477 78,300 648 38,410

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Almora

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Almora 164563 Baghan 3589 Almora (NPP) 34122
Ranikhet 100124 Mall 2627 Ranikhet (CB) 18886
BHIKIYASAIN 70487 Dol 2312 Khatyari (CT) 5166
Bhanoli 57824 Bhikiyasin 2232 Dwarahat (NP) 2749
Sult 57126 Malli Mirai 2219 Almora (CB) 1391
Dwarahat 55068 Dugal Khola 1928
Chaukhutiya 46051 Bhatuliya 1674
Someshwar 40282 Irha Avam Chak Malla Bayera,Ta 1655
Jainti 30981 Chhani Lwesal 1644
Dungra 1634

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1147 in Muslims are 777.

Religion wise population 2011 - Almora

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 622,506 611,250 7,752 1,895 256 201 31 6 1,115
Male 291,081 284,725 4,363 1,199 150 109 15 6 514
Female 331,425 326,525 3,389 696 106 92 16 0 601

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -1.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -1.6% which is -0.7% lower than male population growth rate of -0.9%. General caste population has decreased by -3.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 45.9% and child population has decreased by -17.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Almora

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1.3% -3.9% 7.5% 45.9% -17.8%
Male -0.9% -3.6% 7.6% 37.3% -17.3%
Female -1.6% -4.2% 7.4% 55.4% -18.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1139 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1159, in schedule caste is 1077 and in schedule tribe is 1024. There are 922 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Almora

Total General SC ST Child
Change -7 -7 -2 119 -11
2011 1139 1159 1077 1024 922
2001 1146 1166 1079 905 933

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
BHIKIYASAIN 1307 Bhel Gaon 6000 Dwarahat (NP) 995
Chaukhutiya 1297 Basoli Mafi 5000 Khatyari (CT) 967
Dwarahat 1259 Khaikhar 4000 Almora (NPP) 966
Sult 1240 Kali Patli 3667 Ranikhet (CB) 655
Someshwar 1212 Musalkanda 3333 Almora (CB) 467
Bhanoli 1146 Papera 3000
Jainti 1092 Dulgarhi 2941
Almora 1034 Dank 2667
Ranikhet 1014 Pituli Kote 2600
Syalsima 2600

Literacy

Total about 4.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.3 lakh are male and about 2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Almora is 80%. 93% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Almora

Total Male Female
Change 6.9% 3.7% 9.3%
2011 80.5% 92.9% 69.9%
2001 73.6% 89.2% 60.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ranikhet 86 Matela Talla 100 Ranikhet (CB) 95
Almora 85 Dhamuk Joshi 100 Almora (NPP) 95
Chaukhutiya 81 Jaurasi Range 100 Dwarahat (NP) 93
Dwarahat 79 Almora Range 100 Khatyari (CT) 92
Someshwar 79 Bajainiya Muafi 100 Almora (CB) 91
BHIKIYASAIN 77 Sariya Pani 100
Jainti 75 Nawali 100
Sult 75 Jageshwar Range 100
Bhanoli 73 Dwarahat Range 100
Someshwar Range 100

Workers profile

Almora has 48% (about 3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 47% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 30% of total female population are main and 17% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Almora

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.9% 32.3% 15.6% 52.1%
Male 48.9% 35.1% 13.8% 51.1%
Female 47% 29.8% 17.2% 53%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Almora

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dwarahat Range 167.4 Ranikhet (CB) 21.8
Dwarahat Range 167.4 Almora (NPP) 7.4
Taram 60.8 Khatyari (CT) 3
Jakh 60.5 Dwarahat (NP) 2.9
Mandal Range 20 Almora (CB) 0.7
Jaurasi Range 15.6
Dol 9
Dungra 8.2
Irha Avam Chak Malla Bayera,Ta 7.2
Sunoli Mafi 7