Kathua Tahsil, with population of about 2.1 lakh is Kathua district's the most populous sub district, located in Kathua district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 163 villages in the sub district, among them Janglote is the most populous village with population of 7693 and Chatha is the least populous village with population of 3. Forlain is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 44 km2 and Maroli is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kathua (M Cl + OG) Municipal Council and Out Growth; Kathua (M Cl) Municipal Council; Parole (MC) and Lakhanpur (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (53%) are male and about 98 thousand (47%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kathua tahsil is 12%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are about 41 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 66% (about 1.4 lakh) live in Kathua Sub District rural part and 34% (about 71 thousand) population live in the Kathua Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kathua

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 210,949 136,661 60,217 14,071 25,768
Male 112,702 73,405 31,879 7,418 14,310
Female 98,247 63,256 28,338 6,653 11,458

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kathua

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Janglote 7693 Kathua (M Cl + OG) 59866
Forlain 6462 Kathua (M Cl) 51991
Barwal 3922 Parole (MC) 7681
Budhi 3805 Lakhanpur (MC) 3461
Kharot 3549
Juthana 3113
Falote 3018
Chak Sardar Desa Singh 2727
Changrah 2528
Bhorthain 2508

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% 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 875 in Muslims are 884 and in Sikhs are 776.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kathua

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 210,949 185,940 16,448 1,133 7,026 14 13 1 374
Male 112,702 99,174 8,732 609 3,957 6 7 1 216
Female 98,247 86,766 7,716 524 3,069 8 6 0 158

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 15.1%. General caste population has increased by 11.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 65% and child population has increased by 5.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kathua

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16% 11.9% 17.5% 65% 5.5%
Male 15.1% 11% 17.1% 63.8% 7%
Female 17% 13% 18% 66.4% 3.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 872 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 862, in schedule caste is 889 and in schedule tribe is 897. There are 801 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kathua

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 16 6 14 -26
2011 872 862 889 897 801
2001 858 846 883 883 827

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kathua

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chak Lachhaman 1250 Parole (MC) 903
Bharthiyal 1250 Kathua (M Cl) 891
Majra 1167 Kathua (M Cl + OG) 888
Sanghan 1115 Lakhanpur (MC) 538
Bhakhrial 1105
Rakh Jahfar 1091
Chak Aidal 1048
Pitho Bala 1036
Maroli 1027
Kasori 1016

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 83 thousand are male and about 63 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kathua is 79%. 85% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kathua

Total Male Female
Change 7.4% 6.0% 9.1%
2011 78.9% 84.9% 72.1%
2001 71.5% 78.9% 63%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kathua

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jhumber Mahtaba 100 Lakhanpur (MC) 93
Chatha 100 Kathua (M Cl) 88
Chak Rigu (Chak Riju) 96 Kathua (M Cl + OG) 86
Kalna 95 Parole (MC) 78
Chak Gusaun 95
Chak Gota 94
Khani Yara 92
Tarf Sanji 91
Thandoon 91
Majra 91

Workers profile

Kathua has 30% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 8% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kathua

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.3% 24.9% 5.5% 69.7%
Male 49.6% 41.8% 7.8% 50.4%
Female 8.2% 5.4% 2.8% 91.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kathua

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Forlain 44.1 Kathua (M Cl + OG) 28.3
Bauhra 27.1 Kathua (M Cl) 28.3
Juthana 26 Parole (MC) 1.1
Bhorthain 24.7
Jakhale (Jak Hole) 18.4
Janglote 16.8
Domar 14.7
Budhi 12.8
Tridwan 11.8
Dilwan(Dilwen) 10.1