Khalsi Tahsil, with population of about 17 thousand is Leh(Ladakh) district's the least populous sub district, located in Leh(Ladakh) district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 23 villages in the sub district, among them Skur Buchan is the most populous village with population of 1932 and Tarhipti is the least populous village with population of 102. Hanoo is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 5 km2 and Tarhipti is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 17 thousand people, among them 8634 (51%) are male and 8459 (49%) are female. 3% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 97% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Khalsi tahsil is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 2806 households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

100% population of Khalsi tahsil live in the Khalsi Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Khalsi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,093 478 26 16,589 1,925
Male 8,634 382 15 8,237 1,044
Female 8,459 96 11 8,352 881

Most populated Villages in Khalsi

Villages
Name Population
Skur Buchan 1932
Temisgam 1517
Tia 1273
Hanoo 1207
Suspol 1205
Damkhar 1202
Wanla 1015
Alchi 932
Lingshet 913
Khaltse 767

Religion wise distribution of population

Buddhists contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population and Hindus are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Buddhists are 1012 in Muslims are 804 and in Hindus are 23.

Religion wise population 2011 - Khalsi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 17,093 222 323 42 32 16,412 26 0 36
Male 8,634 217 179 22 29 8,156 9 0 22
Female 8,459 5 144 20 3 8,256 17 0 14

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -85.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -84% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of -86.6%. General caste population has decreased by -97.7%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -95.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -82.8% and child population has decreased by -84.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Khalsi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -85.4% -97.7% -95.8% -82.8% -84.9%
Male -86.6% -97.3% -97.3% -83.4% -84%
Female -84% -98.5% -78.8% -82.1% -85.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 980 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 251, in schedule caste is 733 and in schedule tribe is 1014. There are 844 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 157 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 111 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Khalsi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 157 -195 641 75 -111
2011 980 251 733 1014 844
2001 823 446 92 939 955

Villages with highest sex ratio in Khalsi

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Saspochey 1162
Tia 1154
Skur Buchan 1109
Hemishok Pachan 1105
Nurla 1089
Hanoo 1056
Temisgam 1039
Fotoksar 1025
Lamayouro 1015
Khaltse 1013

Literacy

Total about 10 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them 5768 are male and 4664 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Khalsi is 69%. 76% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Khalsi

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 0.4% 8.8%
2011 68.8% 76% 61.5%
2001 65.3% 75.6% 52.7%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Khalsi

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Khaltse 86
Suspol 84
Temisgam 75
Saspochey 75
Leido 74
Youl Chung 74
Alchi 73
Lamayouro 72
Nurla 71
Fotoksar 71

Workers profile

Khalsi has 53% (9057) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 50% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 24% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Khalsi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 53% 36.6% 16.4% 47%
Male 56.3% 46.9% 9.3% 43.7%
Female 49.6% 26% 23.6% 50.4%

Biggest Villages in Khalsi

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Hanoo 5.4
Skur Buchan 4.5
Wanla 4.4
Hemishok Pachan 4.4
Damkhar 4.1
Tia 3.9
Alchi 3.4
Lingshet 2.9
Kanji 2.5
Suspol 2.3