Leh(Ladakh) District Rural Part, with population of about 88 thousand is Jammu & Kashmir's the 2nd least rural populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Leh(Ladakh) district rural part is about 45 thousand km2 and it is the biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 2 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Leh Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 48 thousand and Khalsi Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 17 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Leh Ladakh (MC) Municipal Committee.

Demographics

The district is home to about 88 thousand people, among them about 48 thousand (55%) are male and about 39 thousand (45%) are female. 16% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 84% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Leh(Ladakh) district rural part is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 15 thousand households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Leh(Ladakh) district rural part is 2 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Leh(Ladakh)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 87,816 13,919 108 73,789 9,053
Male 48,411 12,004 89 36,318 4,684
Female 39,405 1,915 19 37,471 4,369

Religion wise distribution of population

Buddhists contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population and Hindus are the third largest religious community here with 9% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Buddhists are 1019 in Muslims are 833 and in Hindus are 34.

Religion wise population 2011 - Leh(Ladakh)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 87,816 8,340 13,888 300 165 64,612 79 1 431
Male 48,411 8,066 7,578 206 153 32,003 34 0 371
Female 39,405 274 6,310 94 12 32,609 45 1 60

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -0.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 89 thousand. Female population growth rate of the district is -6.3% which is -10.3% lower than male population growth rate of 4%. General caste population has increased by 28.9%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -42.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -4.9% and child population has decreased by -10% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Leh(Ladakh)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -0.9% 28.9% -42.6% -4.9% -10%
Male 4% 78.8% -48% -8.4% -8.5%
Female -6.3% -53.1% 11.8% -1.3% -11.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 814 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 160, in schedule caste is 213 and in schedule tribe is 1032. There are 933 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 90 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 31 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Leh(Ladakh)

Total General SC ST Child
Change -90 -449 114 75 -31
2011 814 160 213 1032 933
2001 904 609 99 957 964

Literacy

Total about 57 thousand people in the district are literate, among them about 36 thousand are male and about 21 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Leh(Ladakh) is 72%. 82% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Leh(Ladakh)

Total Male Female
Change 12.2% 11.9% 11.3%
2011 72.1% 82.5% 59.2%
2001 59.9% 70.6% 47.9%

Workers profile

Leh(Ladakh) has 55% (about 48 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 64% male and 44% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 21% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Leh(Ladakh)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 55.1% 38.8% 16.3% 44.9%
Male 63.9% 51.5% 12.4% 36.1%
Female 44.3% 23.3% 21% 55.7%