Leh(Ladakh) District Urban Part, with population of about 46 thousand is Jammu & Kashmir's the 8th least urban populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Leh(Ladakh) district urban part is 24 km2 and it is the 7th smallest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1902 persons per km2. There is only one sub district in this district which is Leh Urban and the population of Leh Urban is about 46 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 46 thousand people, among them about 31 thousand (67%) are male and about 15 thousand (33%) are female. 51% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 48% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Leh(Ladakh) district urban part is 6%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 7004 households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Leh(Ladakh) district urban part is 1902 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Leh(Ladakh)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 45,671 23,223 380 22,068 2,963
Male 30,560 18,980 355 11,225 1,490
Female 15,111 4,243 25 10,843 1,473

Religion wise distribution of population

Buddhists contribute 53% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 32% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 11% population all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Buddhists are 999 in Hindus are 47 and in Muslims are 773

Religion wise population 2011 - Leh(Ladakh)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 45,671 14,542 5,169 358 927 24,023 24 53 575
Male 30,560 13,892 2,915 263 865 12,016 15 29 565
Female 15,111 650 2,254 95 62 12,007 9 24 10

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 59.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 29 thousand. Female population growth rate of the district is 39.1% which is -32.9% lower than male population growth rate of 72%. General caste population has increased by 140.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -11.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 18.9% and child population has increased by 10.8% in the district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 59.5% 140.8% -11.6% 18.9% 10.8%
Male 72% 155.8% -10.1% 12.7% 7%
Female 39.1% 90.9% -28.6% 25.9% 14.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 494 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 224, in schedule caste is 70 and in schedule tribe is 966. There are 989 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 117 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 68 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

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

Total General SC ST Child
Change -117 -76 -19 101 68
2011 494 224 70 966 989
2001 611 300 89 865 921

Literacy

Total about 37 thousand people in the district are literate, among them about 27 thousand are male and about 10 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Leh(Ladakh) is 87%. 92% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

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

Total Male Female
Change 4.8% 4.1% 3.6%
2011 86.6% 92.1% 74.9%
2001 81.8% 88% 71.3%

Workers profile

Leh(Ladakh) has 58% (about 27 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 73% male and 29% female population are working population. 65% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Leh(Ladakh)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 58.5% 50.4% 8% 41.5%
Male 73.1% 64.8% 8.3% 26.9%
Female 28.9% 21.3% 7.6% 71.1%