Jaisalmer District, with population of about 6.7 lakh is Rajasthan's the least populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Jaisalmer district is about 38 thousand km2 and it is the biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 17 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Pokaran is the most populous sub district with population of about 3 lakh and Fatehgarh is the least populous sub district with population of about 1 lakh.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Jaisalmer and Pokaran Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 6.7 lakh people, among them about 3.6 lakh (54%) are male and about 3.1 lakh (46%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jaisalmer district is 19%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 5.8 lakh) live in Jaisalmer District rural part and 13% (about 89 thousand) population live in the Jaisalmer District urban part. Rural population density of Jaisalmer district is 15 and urban population density is 1265 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 669,919 528,356 99,134 42,429 130,463
Male 361,708 286,435 52,776 22,497 69,610
Female 308,211 241,921 46,358 19,932 60,853

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Jaisalmer

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Pokaran 303662 Mohangarh 9928 Jaisalmer 65471
Jaisalmer 265237 Ramdeora 9402 Pokaran 23554
Fatehgarh 101020 Ramgarh 8222
Nachna 6335
Nokh 4790
Phalsoond 4482
Gomat 4355
Sankra 3945
Lakha 3766
Lathi 3587

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 25% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 834 in Muslims are 911.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 669,919 497,045 168,129 874 1,723 98 1,521 34 495
Male 361,708 270,984 87,960 549 1,065 60 791 14 285
Female 308,211 226,061 80,169 325 658 38 730 20 210

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 31.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 34.5% which is 4.9% higher than male population growth rate of 29.6%. General caste population has increased by 30%; Schedule caste population has increased by 33.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 52.4% and child population has increased by 16.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.8% 30% 33.8% 52.4% 16.5%
Male 29.6% 27.6% 32.9% 51.1% 16.1%
Female 34.5% 33.1% 34.8% 54% 16.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 852 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 845, in schedule caste is 878 and in schedule tribe is 886. There are 874 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 31 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General SC ST Child
Change 31 35 12 17 5
2011 852 845 878 886 874
2001 821 810 866 869 869

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pokaran 878 Jiyau Khara 4000 Pokaran 836
Fatehgarh 836 Jayan 2000 Jaisalmer 797
Jaisalmer 829 Shekhar 2000
Birma 1571
Jhanda Khara 1429
Hada 1400
Chhor 1394
Tilak Nagar 1364
Godhoowala 1333
Mandhalwali 1333

Literacy

Total about 3.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 98 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jaisalmer is 57%. 72% of male and 40% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total Male Female
Change 6.2% 5.7% 7.6%
2011 57.2% 72% 39.7%
2001 51% 66.3% 32.1%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jaisalmer 60 Jayan 100 Jaisalmer 78
Pokaran 56 Jamrau 100 Pokaran 77
Fatehgarh 55 Bagnau 100
Karta 100
Kishangarh 94
Relna 91
Bhawalnagar 85
Lala 84
Maghla 82
Khetolai 82

Workers profile

Jaisalmer has 43% (about 2.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 35% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 22% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jaisalmer

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.1% 26.2% 16.9% 56.9%
Male 50.5% 38.1% 12.4% 49.5%
Female 34.5% 12.2% 22.3% 65.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Jaisalmer

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tanot 741.2 Jaisalmer 62.4
Mohangarh 721.2 Pokaran 8
Ghotadoo 674.4
Buili 626.9
Kishangarh 529.9
Bahla 496.2
Ramgarh 477.7
Nachna 387.2
Bandha 385.3
Myajlar 348.7