Pulwama Tahsil, with population of about 2.8 lakh is Pulwama district's the most populous sub district, located in Pulwama district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 187 villages in the sub district, among them Sanger Wani is the most populous village with population of 5558 and Mirpora is the least populous village with population of 12. Drabh Gam is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 7 km2 and Takia Saif Ullah is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.8 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (48%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pulwama tahsil is 19%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are about 43 thousand households in the sub district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 93% (about 2.6 lakh) live in Pulwama Sub District rural part and 7% (about 18 thousand) population live in the Pulwama Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pulwama

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 282,173 272,677 189 9,307 52,581
Male 146,150 141,054 189 4,907 29,409
Female 136,023 131,623 0 4,400 23,172

Most populated Villages and Cities in Pulwama

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Sanger Wani 5558 Pulwama (MC) 18440
Drabh Gam 5387
Moran 5340
Ratni Pora 5260
Raj Pora 5215
Quil 5064
Romu 5030
Ari Hal 4815
Tahab Shadi Pora 4655
Pari Gam Jagir 4530

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 942.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pulwama

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 282,173 2,362 278,394 332 737 14 2 8 324
Male 146,150 1,974 143,351 188 424 10 1 4 198
Female 136,023 388 135,043 144 313 4 1 4 126

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.7% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 10.8%. General caste population has increased by 9.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 250%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 83.4% and child population has increased by 63.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pulwama

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.8% 9.2% 250% 83.4% 63.6%
Male 10.8% 9.2% 263.5% 85.7% 85.6%
Female 10.7% 9.3% -100% 80.8% 42.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 931 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 933, and in schedule tribe is 897. There are 788 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 240 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pulwama

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 1 -38 -24 -240
2011 931 933 0 897 788
2001 931 932 38 921 1028

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pulwama

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mirpora 1400 Pulwama (MC) 831
Alai Pora 1390
Fasteh Pora 1259
Konju 1198
Sona Chuku 1151
Shangar Pora 1124
Dahoo Gam 1108
Rakhi Pahu 1096
Kadi Pora 1074
Laribal 1072

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 83 thousand are male and about 57 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pulwama is 61%. 71% of male and 51% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pulwama

Total Male Female
Change 10.7% 9.7% 12.5%
2011 61.1% 71.4% 50.5%
2001 50.4% 61.7% 38%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pulwama

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Takia Saif Ullah 88 Pulwama (MC) 74
Pari Gam Khalsa 85
Pach Har 84
Alai Pora 81
Ashamandar 76
Kariya Lajora 76
Sheikhor 75
Kamrazi Pora 75
Naira 74
Gandi Pora 74

Workers profile

Pulwama has 30% (about 85 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 16% female population are working population. 28% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pulwama

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.2% 16.1% 14.1% 69.8%
Male 43.7% 27.7% 16.1% 56.3%
Female 15.7% 3.6% 12.1% 84.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pulwama

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Drabh Gam 7.3 Pulwama (MC) 3
Romu 6.5
Now Nagri 6.2
Quil 6
Lelhar 5.5
Ari Hal 5.2
Gusu 4.6
Tahab Shadi Pora 4.4
Pari Gam Jagir 4.3
Achu Guz Bamno 4