Sunderbani Tahsil, with population of about 64 thousand is Rajouri district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Rajouri district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 43 villages in the sub district, among them Bhajwal is the most populous village with population of 7101 and Patni is the least populous village with population of 122. Nah is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 45 km2 and Phal is the smallest with 1 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 64 thousand people, among them about 34 thousand (54%) are male and about 30 thousand (46%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sunderbani tahsil is 13%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are about 14 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 89% (about 57 thousand) live in Sunderbani Sub District rural part and 11% (6930) population live in the Sunderbani Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sunderbani

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 64,215 53,616 5,693 4,906 8,544
Male 34,451 28,898 2,970 2,583 4,680
Female 29,764 24,718 2,723 2,323 3,864

Most populated Villages and Cities in Sunderbani

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bhajwal 7101 Sunderbani (MC) 6930
Kangri 6448
Sehot 4244
Hathal 3287
Chehni 3278
Patrat 2747
Thanda Pani 2511
Bakhar 2170
Balchaman 1757
Devak 1683

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 864 in Muslims are 905 and in Sikhs are 771.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sunderbani

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 64,215 55,089 7,133 118 1,780 4 2 0 89
Male 34,451 29,559 3,745 88 1,005 4 1 0 49
Female 29,764 25,530 3,388 30 775 0 1 0 40

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 23.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 52 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 26.8% which is 5.9% higher than male population growth rate of 20.9%. General caste population has increased by 20.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 3.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 156.2% and child population has increased by 30.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sunderbani

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.5% 20.3% 3.6% 156.2% 30.9%
Male 20.9% 17.4% 4.4% 148.1% 26.6%
Female 26.8% 23.9% 2.9% 165.8% 36.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 864 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 855, in schedule caste is 917 and in schedule tribe is 899. There are 826 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 40 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 61 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sunderbani

Total General SC ST Child
Change 40 44 -13 59 61
2011 864 855 917 899 826
2001 824 811 930 840 765

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Sunderbani

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Phal 1059 Sunderbani (MC) 507
Langar 1041
Goraha Charala 1039
Thanda Pani 1027
Kaldubi 1025
Barnara 1021
Tila Tanda 1004
Nala 997
Marchola 986
Dhok Bainar 975

Literacy

Total about 44 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 26 thousand are male and about 18 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sunderbani is 79%. 87% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sunderbani

Total Male Female
Change 2.5% 0.6% 5.3%
2011 79.1% 86.7% 70.4%
2001 76.6% 86.1% 65.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Sunderbani

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tila Tanda 88 Sunderbani (MC) 94
Nauti 88
Sehot 87
Peli 87
Dhok Bainar 86
Chak Nawabad 84
Marchola 83
Changi Kangrial 83
Lohara Kot 83
Bhajwal 83

Workers profile

Sunderbani has 38% (about 24 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 22% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 20% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sunderbani

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.6% 19.5% 18.2% 62.4%
Male 51.1% 30.7% 20.5% 48.9%
Female 22% 6.5% 15.5% 78%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sunderbani

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Nah 45.4 Sunderbani (MC) 0.2
Kangri 35.7
Bhajwal 30.4
Hathal 25.3
Chehni 17.6
Patrat 15
Sehot 12.4
Dhar 10.9
Thanda Pani 10.9
Devak 9.5