Zanskar Tahsil, with population of about 14 thousand is Kargil district's the least populous sub district, located in Kargil district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 25 villages in the sub district, among them Padam is the most populous village with population of 1538 and Pipcha is the least populous village with population of 213. Padam is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 3 km2 and Shan Shaday is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 14 thousand people, among them 7008 (51%) are male and 6785 (49%) are female. 1% of the whole population are from general caste and 99% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Zanskar tahsil is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 2327 households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Zanskar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13,793 116 0 13,677 1,908
Male 7,008 67 0 6,941 980
Female 6,785 49 0 6,736 928

Most populated Villages in Zanskar

Villages
Name Population
Padam 1538
Karshah 964
Zangla 954
Upti Pipiting 941
Tangday Kumi 914
Selapigai Pak 701
Seni 614
Ating 605
Remala Skyagam 588
Tonrian Thagan 573

Religion wise distribution of population

Buddhists contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Buddhists are 972 in Muslims are 927.

Religion wise population 2011 - Zanskar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 13,793 23 763 42 1 12,939 12 3 10
Male 7,008 15 396 21 0 6,563 5 2 6
Female 6,785 8 367 21 1 6,376 7 1 4

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 14.9% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 11.8%. General caste population has decreased by -35.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.1% and child population has decreased by -0.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Zanskar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.3% -35.2% 0% 14.1% -0.3%
Male 11.8% -48.1% 0% 13.1% 0.3%
Female 14.9% -2% 0% 15.1% -1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 968 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 731, and in schedule tribe is 970. There are 947 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 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Zanskar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 343 0 16 -12
2011 968 731 0 970 947
2001 942 388 0 954 959

Villages with highest sex ratio in Zanskar

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Hamiling 1293
Remala Skyagam 1170
Selapigai Pak 1086
Phey 1069
Seni 1067
Salapi Ruruk 1051
Akshow 1037
Shan Shaday 1033
Zangla 1025
Rantaq Shah 1011

Literacy

Total 7099 people in the sub district are literate, among them 4445 are male and 2654 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Zanskar is 60%. 74% of male and 45% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Zanskar

Total Male Female
Change 13.5% 11.9% 15.6%
2011 59.7% 73.7% 45.3%
2001 46.2% 61.8% 29.7%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Zanskar

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Pipcha 74
Padam 73
Upti Pipiting 70
Salapi Ruruk 69
Tonrian Thagan 67
Phey 67
Karshah 67
Icher 63
Chah 62
Seni 61

Workers profile

Zanskar has 46% (6376) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 43% female population are working population. 24% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 26% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 29% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Zanskar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.2% 18.6% 27.7% 53.8%
Male 49.7% 23.6% 26.1% 50.3%
Female 42.6% 13.3% 29.3% 57.4%

Biggest Villages in Zanskar

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Padam 3.4
Karshah 3.2
Selapigai Pak 2.7
Tangday Kumi 2.6
Upti Pipiting 2.4
Zangla 2.3
Ating 2.1
Ruru Moony 1.9
Kargyak 1.8
Phey 1.7