Reasi District, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 7th least populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Reasi district is 1719 km2 and it is the 11th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 183 persons per km2. There are 2 sub districts in the district, among them Reasi is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.7 lakh and Gool-Gulabgarh is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.5 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Katra (MC), Reasi (MC) and Purana Daroorh (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The district is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.7 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (47%) are female. 60% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 28% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Reasi district is 18%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 57 thousand households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 2.9 lakh) live in Reasi District rural part and 9% (about 27 thousand) population live in the Reasi District urban part. Rural population density of Reasi district is 171 and urban population density is 692 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Reasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 314,667 188,545 37,757 88,365 55,799
Male 166,461 100,474 19,657 46,330 29,079
Female 148,206 88,071 18,100 42,035 26,720

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Reasi

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Reasi 166824 Mahore 8409 Katra (MC) 9008
Gool-Gulabgarh 147843 Thuru 8028 Reasi (MC) 7796
Tuli 8016 Talwara (CT) 5125
Chassot 7502 Marhi (CT) 4392
Budhan 7354 Purana Daroorh (MC) 675
Bathoie 6011
Sarh 5856
Chana 4884
Shajroo 4153
Kanthi 3947

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 50% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 49% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 915 in Hindus are 869.

Religion wise population 2011 - Reasi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 314,667 153,898 156,275 1,208 3,107 15 7 3 154
Male 166,461 82,358 81,598 782 1,615 11 4 3 90
Female 148,206 71,540 74,677 426 1,492 4 3 0 64

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -57.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 7.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -56.9% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of -58.4%. General caste population has decreased by -61.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -73.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -19.6% and child population has decreased by -54.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Reasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -57.7% -61.6% -73.4% -19.6% -54.1%
Male -58.4% -62.5% -73.5% -20% -53.8%
Female -56.9% -60.7% -73.4% -19.1% -54.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 890 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 877, in schedule caste is 921 and in schedule tribe is 907. There are 919 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 30 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Reasi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 30 41 3 9 -12
2011 890 877 921 907 919
2001 860 836 918 898 931

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gool-Gulabgarh 891 Pran Kote 1152 Reasi (MC) 908
Reasi 890 Dandakot 1130 Purana Daroorh (MC) 875
Pandhal 1124 Marhi (CT) 848
Sukhal Ghat 1075 Katra (MC) 764
Garan 1074 Talwara (CT) 679
Kheri Kot 1063
Baldhanoon 1059
Pangath 1051
Ratnot 1051
Sadhote 1048

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 94 thousand are male and about 57 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Reasi is 58%. 68% of male and 47% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Reasi

Total Male Female
Change 3.0% 1.3% 5.4%
2011 58.2% 68.4% 46.6%
2001 55.2% 67.1% 41.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Reasi 66 Syal Sagarh 100 Reasi (MC) 86
Gool-Gulabgarh 48 Kakrial 95 Katra (MC) 86
Bamlia 89 Marhi (CT) 78
Pouni 85 Purana Daroorh (MC) 76
Panthal 84 Talwara (CT) 67
Kun Daroorian 83
Manun 82
Kharoti Jagir 82
Sila 81
Khera Lehar 81

Workers profile

Reasi has 46% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 38% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 29% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Reasi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46% 28.1% 17.9% 54%
Male 53.3% 44.9% 8.4% 46.7%
Female 37.8% 9.2% 28.6% 62.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Reasi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kundradhan 57.5 Purana Daroorh (MC) 13.8
Thuru 46.4 Marhi (CT) 13.2
Dhar Vishnu Devi 39.3 Talwara (CT) 6.3
Chassot 39.2 Reasi (MC) 4.2
Budhan 33.5 Katra (MC) 1.5
Sarh 29
Nandkot 28.8
Bana 26.4
Shajroo 25.2
Shikari 24.9