Bijbehara Tahsil, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Anantnag district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Anantnag district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 51 villages in the sub district, among them Marhama is the most populous village with population of about 16 thousand and Meera Gund is the least populous village with population of 116. Marhama is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 22 km2 and Inder Mooni (Takiya Maqsood Shah) is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Bijbehara (MC) and Arwani (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 74 thousand (51%) are male and about 73 thousand (49%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bijbehara tahsil is 17%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 20 thousand households in the sub district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 1.1 lakh) live in Bijbehara Sub District rural part and 24% (about 35 thousand) population live in the Bijbehara Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bijbehara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 146,801 143,362 64 3,375 25,561
Male 74,275 72,395 64 1,816 13,720
Female 72,526 70,967 0 1,559 11,841

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bijbehara

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Marhama 15964 Bijbehara (MC) 22789
Khiram 9160 Arwani (MC) 11815
Jabli Pora 7584
Sir Hama 5960
Waghama 5429
Kanalwan 3822
Gori 3801
Haussan Pora Bagh 2967
Veeri 2753
Opzan 2727

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 989.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bijbehara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 146,801 1,063 145,486 165 15 14 1 1 56
Male 74,275 962 73,152 102 13 6 1 1 38
Female 72,526 101 72,334 63 2 8 0 0 18

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 62.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 90 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 63.5% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 61.4%. General caste population has increased by 63.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -31.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 35.7% and child population has increased by 103.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bijbehara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 62.4% 63.3% -31.9% 35.7% 103.1%
Male 61.4% 62.5% -31.9% 31% 121.4%
Female 63.5% 64% 0% 41.5% 85.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 976 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 980, and in schedule tribe is 858. There are 863 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 168 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bijbehara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 9 0 63 -168
2011 976 980 0 858 863
2001 964 971 0 795 1031

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bijbehara

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Meera Gund 1275 Arwani (MC) 983
Kandi Pora 1172 Bijbehara (MC) 890
Chini Gund 1167
Sangam 1160
Beya Warah 1153
Gadhanji Pora (Zir Pora) 1108
Subhan Pahari 1090
Aswara 1088
Tula Khan 1062
Haussan Pora Bagh 1062

Literacy

Total about 76 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 45 thousand are male and about 31 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bijbehara is 62%. 74% 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 - Bijbehara

Total Male Female
Change 16.2% 15.6% 17.3%
2011 62.4% 73.8% 51%
2001 46.2% 58.2% 33.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bijbehara

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Trubji 75 Bijbehara (MC) 75
Thaji War 72 Arwani (MC) 61
Rakh Moman Dangit Pora 72
Kandi Pora 71
Gund Nowroze 69
Opzan 69
Gari Seer 68
Meera Gund 67
Chini Gund 67
Gund Chel 66

Workers profile

Bijbehara has 37% (about 54 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 30% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bijbehara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.8% 18.2% 18.6% 63.2%
Male 43.6% 31.6% 12.1% 56.4%
Female 29.8% 4.5% 25.3% 70.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bijbehara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Marhama 21.5 Arwani (MC) 7.3
Khiram 14.2 Bijbehara (MC) 3.7
Sir Hama 7.9
Jabli Pora 6.7
Waghama 5.5
Semithan. 4.7
Opzan 4.4
Gadhanji Pora (Zir Pora) 4.1
Mahind 3.7
Kanalwan 3.4