Anantnag Tahsil, with population of about 3.6 lakh is Anantnag district's the most populous sub district, located in Anantnag district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 82 villages in the sub district, among them Nanilang is the most populous village with population of 8285 and Mush Khasa Rasool Khandi is the least populous village with population of 63. Ranbir Pora is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 8 km2 and Chithi Manzhama is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 5 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Anantnag (M Cl + OG) (Part) Municipal Council and Out Growth; Anantnag (M Cl) Municipal Council; Achhabal (MC), Mattan (MC) and Seer Hamdan (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.6 lakh people, among them about 1.9 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (49%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Anantnag tahsil is 17%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 49 thousand households in the sub district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 51% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Anantnag Sub District urban part and 49% (about 1.8 lakh) population live in the Anantnag Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Anantnag

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 364,763 360,174 202 4,387 60,971
Male 187,703 185,190 201 2,312 33,179
Female 177,060 174,984 1 2,075 27,792

Most populated Villages and Cities in Anantnag

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Nanilang 8285 Anantnag (M Cl + OG) (Part) 150198
Fateh Pora 6737 Anantnag (M Cl) 109433
Ranbir Pora 6721 Achhabal (MC) 17556
Brenti Bat Pora 5988 Mattan (MC) 9246
Salia Ponchal Pora 5663 Seer Hamdan (MC) 8233
Laram Jangi Pora 5005
Tail Wani 4840
Woran Hall 4688
Gopal Pora Kalan 4440
Bona Nambal 4416

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 965 in Hindus are 102.

Religion wise population 2011 - Anantnag

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 364,763 4,659 355,981 570 3,295 15 2 2 239
Male 187,703 4,229 181,204 327 1,779 13 1 1 149
Female 177,060 430 174,777 243 1,516 2 1 1 90

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -7.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -4% which is 5.8% higher than male population growth rate of -9.8%. General caste population has increased by 3.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -37.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -89.9% and child population has increased by 12.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Anantnag

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -7.1% 3.3% -37.3% -89.9% 12.6%
Male -9.8% 0.2% -31.9% -90% 19.3%
Female -4% 6.6% -96.3% -89.8% 5.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 943 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 945, in schedule caste is 5 and in schedule tribe is 897. There are 838 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 57 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 108 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Anantnag

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 57 -87 20 -108
2011 943 945 5 897 838
2001 886 888 92 877 946

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Anantnag

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 89 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Anantnag is 70%. 79% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 20%. Male literacy has gone up by 18% and female literacy rate has gone up by 22%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Anantnag

Total Male Female
Change 19.6% 18.3% 22.2%
2011 69.6% 79.1% 59.8%
2001 50% 60.8% 37.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Anantnag

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bona Gund 85 Anantnag (M Cl) 76
Lallan 81 Anantnag (M Cl + OG) (Part) 74
Ugjan 80 Mattan (MC) 73
Peth Dial Gam 80 Achhabal (MC) 71
Chichiri Pora 80 Seer Hamdan (MC) 65
Peth Bugh 80
Momin Hall 78
Ganoora 78
Wani Hama 77
Kamar 75

Workers profile

Anantnag has 37% (about 1.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 28% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 24% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Anantnag

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.7% 18.5% 18.2% 63.3%
Male 44.6% 32.2% 12.4% 55.4%
Female 28.3% 4.1% 24.3% 71.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Anantnag