Kulgam Tahsil, with population of about 2.9 lakh is Kulgam district's the most populous sub district, located in Kulgam district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 161 villages in the sub district, among them Brinial Lamar is the most populous village with population of 8043 and Wawri Pora. is the least populous village with population of 68. Brinial Lamar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 8 km2 and Chak Wazoo is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 7 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kulgam (MC), Quimoh (MC), Yari Pora (MC), Mehmood Pora (MC) and Ashmuji Khalsa (MC) Municipal Committees (limited to 5 most populous) and Anantnag (M Cl + OG) (Part) Municipal Council and Out Growth.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.9 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (49%) 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 Kulgam tahsil is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 50 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 75% (about 2.1 lakh) live in Kulgam Sub District rural part and 25% (about 71 thousand) population live in the Kulgam Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kulgam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 285,773 278,188 3 7,582 46,399
Male 145,794 141,805 1 3,988 24,594
Female 139,979 136,383 2 3,594 21,805

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kulgam

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Brinial Lamar 8043 Kulgam (MC) 23584
Chowgam 4247 Quimoh (MC) 13138
Bugam 3849 Yari Pora (MC) 12123
Malwan 3430 Mehmood Pora (MC) 10910
Tarigam Devsar 3239 Ashmuji Khalsa (MC) 5567
Shindoo Kulpora 3156 Frisal (MC) 5132
Okai 3084 Anantnag (M Cl + OG) (Part) 394
Churath 2987
Paniwah 2926
Gudar 2790

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 970 in Hindus are 341.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kulgam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 285,773 2,621 281,481 349 966 16 9 6 325
Male 145,794 1,954 142,903 201 520 10 6 4 196
Female 139,979 667 138,578 148 446 6 3 2 129

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -27.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -24.1% which is 5.9% higher than male population growth rate of -30%. General caste population has decreased by -20.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -99.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -82.5% and child population has decreased by -14.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kulgam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -27.2% -20.3% -99.1% -82.5% -14.3%
Male -30% -23.2% -99.7% -82.8% -11.6%
Female -24.1% -16.9% -92.6% -82.3% -17.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 960 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 2000 and in schedule tribe is 901. There are 887 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 74 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 59 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kulgam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 74 74 1908 24 -59
2011 960 962 2000 901 887
2001 886 888 92 877 946

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kulgam

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 89 thousand are male and about 60 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kulgam is 62%. 73% of male and 51% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kulgam

Total Male Female
Change 12.3% 12.5% 13.5%
2011 62.3% 73.3% 51.1%
2001 50% 60.8% 37.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kulgam

Workers profile

Kulgam has 37% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 27% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 23% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kulgam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.2% 19.5% 17.7% 62.8%
Male 47.1% 34.4% 12.7% 52.9%
Female 26.9% 4.1% 22.8% 73.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kulgam