Handwara Tahsil, with population of about 2.7 lakh is Kupwara district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Kupwara district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 196 villages in the sub district, among them Magam is the most populous village with population of 6909 and Athratoo is the least populous village with population of 43. Kandi Khas is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Duda Kuhl is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.7 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (47%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Handwara tahsil is 19%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 39 thousand households in the sub district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 95% (about 2.6 lakh) live in Handwara Sub District rural part and 5% (about 14 thousand) population live in the Handwara Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Handwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 269,311 253,393 117 15,801 51,354
Male 141,882 133,463 117 8,302 27,003
Female 127,429 119,930 0 7,499 24,351

Most populated Villages and Cities in Handwara

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Magam 6909 Handwara (MC) 13600
Langet 6101
Kandi Khas 5956
Nut Nusa 5082
Nawgam 4885
Maidani Chugal 4542
Wilgam 4462
Dowlat Pora ( Panju Dangri) 4363
Hafrada 3913
Dahama 3238

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 940 in Hindus are 73.

Religion wise population 2011 - Handwara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 269,311 6,166 259,901 448 1,762 22 23 8 981
Male 141,882 5,747 134,003 283 1,288 13 13 5 530
Female 127,429 419 125,898 165 474 9 10 3 451

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 26.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 24.6% which is -4.1% lower than male population growth rate of 28.7%. General caste population has increased by 25.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 631.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 43.8% and child population has increased by 42.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Handwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.8% 25.8% 631.3% 43.8% 42.2%
Male 28.7% 27.6% 631.3% 48% 51.2%
Female 24.6% 23.8% 0% 39.4% 33.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 898 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 899, and in schedule tribe is 903. There are 902 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 decreased by 30 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 120 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Handwara

Total General SC ST Child
Change -30 -27 0 -55 -120
2011 898 899 0 903 902
2001 928 926 0 958 1022

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Handwara

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Khawar Ware 1245 Handwara (MC) 843
Thuker Pora (Thaka Pora) 1190
Pazi Pora 1167
Checki Bakshi 1162
Hangni Kot 1145
Lal Bug 1118
Safal Pora 1101
Wahi Pora 1066
Super Negam 1063
Shog Pora (Shah Pora) 1052

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 87 thousand are male and about 53 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Handwara is 64%. 76% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 20%. Male literacy has gone up by 19% and female literacy rate has gone up by 22%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Handwara

Total Male Female
Change 20.1% 18.5% 21.7%
2011 64.4% 75.6% 51.9%
2001 44.3% 57.1% 30.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Handwara

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bata Pora 95 Handwara (MC) 77
Shihil Pora 92
Dedar Pora 84
Bahadar Pora 82
Kunel 81
Lara Bal 79
Wilgam 78
Ujroo 77
Khonu Baba Gund 76
Mangwal Pora 76

Workers profile

Handwara has 27% (about 72 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 42% male and 10% female population are working population. 23% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Handwara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 26.8% 13.3% 13.5% 73.2%
Male 41.6% 22.8% 18.8% 58.4%
Female 10.3% 2.7% 7.6% 89.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Handwara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kandi Khas 6.2 Handwara (MC) 8.5
Langet 6.2
Magam 6.1
Nut Nusa 6
Bawan Wastar 3.5
Renga Path 3.4
Ratten Pora (Behni Pora) 3.4
Gund Chabutra 3.4
Puhrupath 3.4
Khai Pora 3.4