Udhampur District, with population of about 5.5 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 10th most populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Udhampur district is 2637 km2 and it is the 6th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 210 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Udhampur is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.8 lakh and Majalta is the least populous sub district with population of about 48 thousand.

There are 5 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Udhampur (M Cl + OG) Municipal Council and Out Growth; Udhampur (M Cl) Municipal Council; Ram Nagar (MC), Chenani (MC) and Kud (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The district is home to about 5.5 lakh people, among them about 3 lakh (53%) are male and about 2.6 lakh (47%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Udhampur district is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 99 thousand households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 4.5 lakh) live in Udhampur District rural part and 19% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Udhampur District urban part. Rural population density of Udhampur district is 172 and urban population density is 2475 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Udhampur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 554,985 360,107 138,569 56,309 84,332
Male 296,784 195,549 72,093 29,142 44,703
Female 258,201 164,558 66,476 27,167 39,629

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Udhampur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Udhampur 275559 Mand 5368 Udhampur (M Cl + OG) 84015
Ramnagar 167010 Ladda 5200 Udhampur (M Cl) 35507
Chenani 64753 Mada 4716 Rehambal (CT) 7351
Majalta 47663 Ghordi Khas 4649 Rathian (CT) 6365
Jib 4602 Ram Nagar (MC) 6292
Bermean 4322 Chenani (MC) 2620
Meer 4222 Kud (MC) 1565
Tikri 3986
Sownather 3845
Malhar 3720

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 866 in Muslims are 915.

Religion wise population 2011 - Udhampur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 554,985 489,044 59,771 1,962 3,418 106 57 235 392
Male 296,784 262,013 31,219 1,118 1,974 73 32 119 236
Female 258,201 227,031 28,552 844 1,444 33 25 116 156

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -25.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 7.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -24.9% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of -25.7%. General caste population has decreased by -26.7%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -2.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -48.7% and child population has decreased by -30.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Udhampur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -25.4% -26.7% -2.5% -48.7% -30.6%
Male -25.7% -27% -2.7% -49.7% -28.9%
Female -24.9% -26.5% -2.2% -47.7% -32.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 870 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 842, in schedule caste is 922 and in schedule tribe is 932. There are 886 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 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 45 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Udhampur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 6 4 34 -45
2011 870 842 922 932 886
2001 860 836 918 898 931

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chenani 926 Karmchi 1422 Kud (MC) 966
Ramnagar 925 Nagrotta Tajoor 1300 Ram Nagar (MC) 944
Majalta 900 Chani 1256 Rathian (CT) 938
Udhampur 821 Malti 1227 Rehambal (CT) 920
Kahjagir 1116 Udhampur (M Cl) 835
Thatha Kot 1090 Chenani (MC) 809
Forest Block 1067 Udhampur (M Cl + OG) 640
Ushnehla 1067
Dhar Shiv Garh 1046
Kharwa 1046

Literacy

Total about 3.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Udhampur is 68%. 78% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Udhampur

Total Male Female
Change 13.3% 11.3% 15.9%
2011 68.5% 78.4% 57.1%
2001 55.2% 67.1% 41.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Udhampur 74 Forest Block 93 Udhampur (M Cl) 90
Majalta 69 Chani 90 Udhampur (M Cl + OG) 90
Ramnagar 63 Thial 89 Chenani (MC) 89
Chenani 58 Puany 89 Rehambal (CT) 87
Shahpur 88 Ram Nagar (MC) 82
Padanoo 88 Rathian (CT) 77
Jagahnoo 88 Kud (MC) 72
Sewail 88
Jib 88
Nallah Kolam 87

Workers profile

Udhampur has 44% (about 2.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 31% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 21% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Udhampur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.9% 27.5% 16.4% 56.1%
Male 55.2% 43.1% 12.1% 44.8%
Female 30.9% 9.5% 21.4% 69.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Udhampur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ladda 53.7 Udhampur (M Cl + OG) 25.3
Dhar Shiv Garh 50 Udhampur (M Cl) 25.3
Dharladha 34.7 Rathian (CT) 6.9
Pachound 28.3 Rehambal (CT) 5
Jakhad 28.3 Ram Nagar (MC) 4.7
Chapper 26.8 Kud (MC) 1.1
Galeote 25.6 Chenani (MC) 0.7
Basant Garh 25.4
Ladhra 23.9
Gharian Khurd 23.2