Jodhpur District Rural Part, with population of about 24.2 lakh is Rajasthan's the 5th most rural populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Jodhpur district rural part is about 23 thousand km2 and it is the 4th biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 107 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Phalodi Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 5.1 lakh and Bilara Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 2.1 lakh.

There are 6 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Jodhpur Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Jodhpur Municipal Corporation; Phalodi Municipality and Out Growth; Phalodi, Bilara and Pipar City Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 24.2 lakh people, among them about 12.6 lakh (52%) are male and about 11.6 lakh (48%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jodhpur district rural part is 18%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 4.1 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Jodhpur district rural part is 107 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jodhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,422,551 1,884,689 447,037 90,825 441,955
Male 1,260,328 980,993 232,087 47,248 233,566
Female 1,162,223 903,696 214,950 43,577 208,389

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 922 in Muslims are 924.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jodhpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,422,551 2,230,189 183,997 929 406 171 5,786 6 1,067
Male 1,260,328 1,160,282 95,633 494 227 85 2,996 3 608
Female 1,162,223 1,069,907 88,364 435 179 86 2,790 3 459

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 26.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 19.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 27% which is 0.2% higher than male population growth rate of 26.8%. General caste population has increased by 24.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 34.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 47.9% and child population has increased by 7.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jodhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.9% 24.4% 34.2% 47.9% 7.6%
Male 26.8% 24.4% 33.4% 48.1% 9.6%
Female 27% 24.4% 35% 47.6% 5.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 922 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 921, in schedule caste is 926 and in schedule tribe is 922. There are 892 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 34 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jodhpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 -1 10 -4 -34
2011 922 921 926 922 892
2001 921 922 916 926 926

Literacy

Total about 11.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.7 lakh are male and about 3.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jodhpur is 58%. 75% of male and 41% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jodhpur

Total Male Female
Change 12.3% 8.7% 16.5%
2011 58.5% 74.6% 41.2%
2001 46.2% 65.9% 24.7%

Workers profile

Jodhpur has 45% (about 10.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 39% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 22% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jodhpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.6% 28.5% 16% 55.4%
Male 49.3% 38.6% 10.7% 50.7%
Female 39.4% 17.6% 21.8% 60.6%