Shopian Tahsil, with population of about 2.7 lakh is Shupiyan district's only sub district, located in Shupiyan district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 226 villages in the sub district, among them Hir Pora is the most populous village with population of 8540 and Chak -I -Aziz Shah is the least populous village with population of 40. Hir Pora is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 9 km2 and Chal Gund is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.7 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (49%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shopian tahsil is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 44 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 2.5 lakh) live in Shopian Sub District rural part and 6% (about 16 thousand) population live in the Shopian Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shopian

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 266,215 244,352 43 21,820 41,547
Male 136,480 125,126 43 11,311 22,121
Female 129,735 119,226 0 10,509 19,426

Most populated Villages and Cities in Shopian

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Hir Pora 8540 Shupiyan (MC) 16360
Dev Pora (Forest Block) 8275
Pinjorah 4870
Ram Nagri 4747
Sherabad (Zawora Baderhama) 4289
Wachi 3943
Sedheve 3819
Herman 3334
Memandar 3328
Malawrah 3247

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 968.

Religion wise population 2011 - Shopian

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 266,215 3,116 262,263 429 178 6 1 6 216
Male 136,480 2,777 133,233 229 100 2 1 3 135
Female 129,735 339 129,030 200 78 4 0 3 81

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 26% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 26% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 26%. General caste population has increased by 21.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 99.4% and child population has increased by 30.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shopian

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26% 21.9% 0% 99.4% 30.4%
Male 26% 22% 0% 96.4% 39.7%
Female 26% 21.9% 0% 102.7% 21.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 951 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 953, and in schedule tribe is 929. There are 878 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 133 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shopian

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 0 0 29 -133
2011 951 953 0 929 878
2001 950 953 0 900 1011

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Shopian

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Hari Pora 1277 Shupiyan (MC) 756
Abal Wanah 1180
Wangi Pora 1175
Ari Pora 1129
Sago Hand Hama 1126
Now Pora 1125
Lamdoora 1112
Dobi Pora 1110
Amer Bogh 1108
Wacho Hallan 1107

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 80 thousand are male and about 56 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shopian is 61%. 70% of male and 51% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 16%. Male literacy has gone up by 16% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shopian

Total Male Female
Change 16.1% 15.9% 16.6%
2011 60.8% 70.3% 50.9%
2001 44.7% 54.4% 34.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Shopian

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Narwaw 82 Shupiyan (MC) 79
Pala Pora 81
Molo 80
Gund -I- Uwan 77
Halow Pora 77
Chidvi Pora 76
Tachalo 75
Chitra Gam 75
Kani Pora 74
Ratni Pora 73

Workers profile

Shopian has 33% (about 88 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 18% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shopian

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33% 20.5% 12.4% 67%
Male 46.8% 35.9% 11% 53.2%
Female 18.3% 4.4% 13.9% 81.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Shopian

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Hir Pora 9 Shupiyan (MC) 5.4
Ram Nagri 8.7
Tranz 6
Wachi 5.3
Reshnagri 5.2
Pinjorah 5.1
Chitra Gam 4.8
Herman 4.4
Heff 4.1
Sedheve 4.1