Hiranagar Tahsil, with population of about 1.4 lakh is Kathua district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Kathua district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 197 villages in the sub district, among them Chelak is the most populous village with population of 4541 and Ramgarh is the least populous village with population of 2. Dinga Amb is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 22 km2 and Gurah Suraj is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.4 lakh people, among them about 73 thousand (53%) are male and about 65 thousand (47%) are female. 71% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Hiranagar tahsil is 13%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are about 28 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 1.3 lakh) live in Hiranagar Sub District rural part and 6% (8294) population live in the Hiranagar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Hiranagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 137,798 98,399 31,943 7,456 17,269
Male 72,642 51,876 16,960 3,806 9,778
Female 65,156 46,523 14,983 3,650 7,491

Most populated Villages and Cities in Hiranagar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Chelak 4541 Hiranagar (MC) 8294
Mangloor 3865
Dinga Amb 2889
Marhin 2685
Koohtah 2674
Muthi Hardu 2665
Maila 2569
Chhan Rorian 2412
Chak Haria 2275
Katli 2162

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 894 in Muslims are 949 and in Sikhs are 910.

Religion wise population 2011 - Hiranagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 137,798 127,521 7,195 467 2,448 6 2 0 159
Male 72,642 67,338 3,692 233 1,282 3 2 0 92
Female 65,156 60,183 3,503 234 1,166 3 0 0 67

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -11% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -12.1% which is -2.1% lower than male population growth rate of -10%. General caste population has decreased by -14.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -13.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 189.9% and child population has decreased by -18.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Hiranagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -11% -14.8% -13.3% 189.9% -18.5%
Male -10% -13.7% -12.3% 196.2% -18.6%
Female -12.1% -15.9% -14.5% 183.6% -18.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 897 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 897, in schedule caste is 883 and in schedule tribe is 959. There are 766 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Hiranagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -21 -23 -23 -43 2
2011 897 897 883 959 766
2001 918 920 906 1002 764

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Hiranagar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chak Rangi 1500 Hiranagar (MC) 833
Juwaloo Chak 1250
Thaka Pur Rajputan 1101
Bhati Mehru 1088
Pahar Pur 1081
Kishan Pur Andhar 1065
Dhalta 1060
Mast Chak 1059
Chhan Datial 1059
Chak Changa 1042

Literacy

Total about 96 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 54 thousand are male and about 42 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Hiranagar is 80%. 87% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Hiranagar

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 3.9% 8.0%
2011 79.6% 86.5% 72.1%
2001 73.6% 82.6% 64.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Hiranagar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Juwaloo Chak 100 Hiranagar (MC) 88
Bani Chak 98
Chak Rangi 96
Basi Jamwal 92
Gurah Balu 92
Kandiyal (Kariyala) 92
Barmal 90
Feru Chak 90
Sahllan 90
Chak Budhu 90

Workers profile

Hiranagar has 29% (about 40 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 7% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Hiranagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29.2% 22.8% 6.4% 70.8%
Male 49.3% 39.8% 9.5% 50.7%
Female 6.8% 4% 2.9% 93.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Hiranagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dinga Amb 22.4 Hiranagar (MC) 4
Mangloor 17.5
Chelak 17.4
Katli 14.6
Koohtah 5.5
Maila 5.3
Hiranagar 5.1
Bhayia 5.1
Koper 4.9
Loundhi 4.2