Nowshehra Tahsil, with population of about 89 thousand is Rajouri district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Rajouri district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 52 villages in the sub district, among them Lambehri is the most populous village with population of 6150 and Chak Sarkari is the least populous village with population of 8. Khambah is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 37 km2 and Chak Sarkari is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 89 thousand people, among them about 50 thousand (56%) are male and about 39 thousand (44%) are female. 56% of the whole population are from general caste, 27% are from schedule caste and 17% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nowshehra tahsil is 14%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are about 18 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 88% (about 79 thousand) live in Nowshehra Sub District rural part and 12% (about 10 thousand) population live in the Nowshehra Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nowshehra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 89,416 50,053 24,476 14,887 12,174
Male 50,146 29,518 12,852 7,776 6,642
Female 39,270 20,535 11,624 7,111 5,532

Most populated Villages and Cities in Nowshehra

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Lambehri 6150 Nowshehra (MC) 10408
Nunial 5344
Narian 4896
Chovki Handan 4129
Rajal 2774
Raj Pur Kamila 2445
Hunjana Khanka 2441
Bohani 2361
Laroka 2357
Mangal Devi 2277

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 22% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 12% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 764 in Muslims are 920 and in Sikhs are 685.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nowshehra

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 89,416 59,003 19,390 165 10,299 129 12 1 417
Male 50,146 33,440 10,098 135 6,112 123 8 1 229
Female 39,270 25,563 9,292 30 4,187 6 4 0 188

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 43.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 62 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 30% which is -26.4% lower than male population growth rate of 56.4%. General caste population has increased by 45.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 94.6% and child population has increased by 31.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nowshehra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 43.6% 45.7% 20.8% 94.6% 31.6%
Male 56.4% 66.2% 24.8% 94.4% 34.3%
Female 30% 23.8% 16.7% 94.8% 28.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 783 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 696, in schedule caste is 904 and in schedule tribe is 914. There are 833 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 159 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 38 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nowshehra

Total General SC ST Child
Change -159 -238 -63 1 -38
2011 783 696 904 914 833
2001 942 934 967 913 871

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Nowshehra

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chak Sarkari 1667 Nowshehra (MC) 347
Anwas Bhandar 1127
Chak Sarkari 1064
Potha 1060
Kalar 1057
Qila Darhal 1051
Bhajnoa 1049
Kalsian 1039
Wand Mohra 1028
Jajot Kandu 1014

Literacy

Total about 62 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 38 thousand are male and about 24 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nowshehra is 80%. 88% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nowshehra

Total Male Female
Change 8.5% 6.5% 8.6%
2011 80.1% 87.8% 70.1%
2001 71.6% 81.3% 61.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Nowshehra

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chak Sarkari 100 Nowshehra (MC) 94
Hunjana Khanka 89
Narian 88
Bagnoti 86
Hunjana Thakra 86
Dhanaka 86
Bhajnoa 85
Dundersar 82
Bohani 82
Thil Hakima(Thhal Chakian) 82

Workers profile

Nowshehra has 37% (about 33 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 14% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nowshehra

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.6% 22.5% 14.1% 63.4%
Male 54% 35.5% 18.5% 46%
Female 14.5% 5.9% 8.5% 85.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Nowshehra

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Khambah 36.7 Nowshehra (MC) 4.6
Lambehri 26.5
Raj Pur Kamila 24
Nunial 21.5
Bohani 18.8
Laroka 18.2
Narian 17.3
Jajot Kandu 16.2
Chovki Handan 16.1
Mangote 15.2