Gandoh Tahsil, with population of about 72 thousand is Doda district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Doda district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 66 villages in the sub district, among them Kahal Jagesar is the most populous village with population of 2817 and Amar Singh Pora is the least populous village with population of 23. Kahal Jagesar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 9 km2 and Raj Pura is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 72 thousand people, among them about 37 thousand (51%) are male and about 35 thousand (49%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 24% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gandoh tahsil is 20%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 13 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Gandoh tahsil live in the Gandoh Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gandoh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 71,889 47,242 7,209 17,438 14,084
Male 36,754 23,977 3,673 9,104 7,179
Female 35,135 23,265 3,536 8,334 6,905

Most populated Villages in Gandoh

Villages
Name Population
Kahal Jagesar 2817
Almigangota( Alni Gangota) 2741
Mano 2497
Gando 2492
Dharyari 2492
Changa 2396
Chillebala 2247
Bhatoli 1957
Bhatyas 1894
Dhadkahi 1774

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 27% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 954 in Hindus are 963.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gandoh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 71,889 19,718 52,066 46 10 1 2 17 29
Male 36,754 10,043 26,644 29 9 0 1 9 19
Female 35,135 9,675 25,422 17 1 1 1 8 10

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 23.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 58 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 24.7% which is 2.5% higher than male population growth rate of 22.2%. General caste population has increased by 21.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 27.7% and child population has increased by 23.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gandoh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.4% 21.3% 27.8% 27.7% 23.8%
Male 22.2% 19.5% 25.5% 28.7% 23.5%
Female 24.7% 23.2% 30.3% 26.7% 24.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 970, in schedule caste is 963 and in schedule tribe is 915. There are 962 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gandoh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 29 36 -15 4
2011 956 970 963 915 962
2001 937 941 927 930 958

Villages with highest sex ratio in Gandoh

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Amar Singh Pora 1300
Amarsingh Pora 1077
Gurekra 1065
Bheja 1061
Mandhan 1055
Tantali 1041
Thaloran 1038
Kako 1037
Kharangal 1030
Kunan 1029

Literacy

Total about 33 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 22 thousand are male and about 11 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gandoh is 57%. 73% of male and 41% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gandoh

Total Male Female
Change 9.2% 6.0% 13.2%
2011 57.4% 73.4% 40.7%
2001 48.2% 67.4% 27.5%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Gandoh

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Ghil 79
Budhli 77
Gawari 72
Gando 71
Chochlu 71
Chansar 70
Changa 68
Darai 68
Taloogarh 67
Pora Bala 67

Workers profile

Gandoh has 29% (about 21 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 43% male and 15% female population are working population. 25% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gandoh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29% 15.8% 13.1% 71%
Male 42.6% 25.4% 17.2% 57.4%
Female 14.7% 5.8% 8.9% 85.3%

Biggest Villages in Gandoh

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kahal Jagesar 9.2
Almigangota( Alni Gangota) 6.4
Samai 4.1
Bhatyas 3.5
Mano 3.5
Kharangal 3.1
Bhargi 3
Dhadkahi 2.9
Gando 2.4
Chalri 2.4