Jammu Tahsil, with population of about 9.7 lakh is Jammu district's the most populous sub district, located in Jammu district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 309 villages in the sub district, among them Kot is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Wand Gahi is the least populous village with population of 3. Tahra is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 28 km2 and Taraf Khiarian is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 12 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Jammu (M Corp. + OG) Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Jammu (M Corp.) Municipal Corporation; Jammu Cantt. (CB) Cantonment Board; Raipur Domana (CT), Bhalwal (CT), Nagrota (CT), Rakh Gadi Garh (CT) and Bhore (CT) Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous) and Ghomanhasan (MC) Municipal Committee.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 9.7 lakh people, among them about 5.2 lakh (53%) are male and about 4.5 lakh (47%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jammu tahsil is 10%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are about 2 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 71% (about 6.9 lakh) live in Jammu Sub District urban part and 29% (about 2.8 lakh) population live in the Jammu Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jammu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 970,335 723,055 188,942 58,338 101,521
Male 517,447 387,919 98,934 30,594 55,772
Female 452,888 335,136 90,008 27,744 45,749

Most populated Villages and Cities in Jammu

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kot 11561 Jammu (M Corp. + OG) 576198
Ambh 4868 Jammu (M Corp.) 502197
Baran 4817 Jammu Cantt. (CB) 28396
Malpur 4787 Raipur Domana (CT) 20238
Gharota 4683 Bhalwal (CT) 14174
Kothar 4642 Nagrota (CT) 13836
Jandyal 4458 Rakh Gadi Garh (CT) 7588
Hakal 4192 Bhore (CT) 6360
Gurah Brahmana 4165 Chak Ratnu (CT) 5228
Khana Chorgol 4068 Chhatha (CT) 4758

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 8% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 875 in Muslims are 886 and in Sikhs are 863.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jammu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 970,335 785,774 94,397 9,869 74,895 384 1,946 166 2,904
Male 517,447 419,154 50,041 5,198 40,193 213 1,011 96 1,541
Female 452,888 366,620 44,356 4,671 34,702 171 935 70 1,363

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 14.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 8.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 15.8% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 12.7%. General caste population has increased by 9.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 76% and child population has increased by 0.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jammu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.1% 9.4% 21% 76% 0.7%
Male 12.7% 8% 20.2% 76.1% 0.5%
Female 15.8% 11.2% 21.8% 75.8% 0.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 875 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 864, in schedule caste is 910 and in schedule tribe is 907. There are 820 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jammu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 25 12 -1 3
2011 875 864 910 907 820
2001 852 839 898 908 817

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Jammu

Literacy

Total about 7.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 4.2 lakh are male and about 3.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jammu is 85%. 90% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jammu

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 3.8% 6.8%
2011 85.1% 89.9% 79.6%
2001 79.9% 86.1% 72.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Jammu

Workers profile

Jammu has 34% (about 3.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 14% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jammu

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.5% 29.3% 5.2% 65.5%
Male 52.4% 46.3% 6.1% 47.6%
Female 14% 9.8% 4.2% 86%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Jammu

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tahra 27.6 Jammu (M Corp. + OG) 159.4
Aitham 24.4 Jammu (M Corp.) 159.4
Khana Chorgol 22.8 Bhalwal (CT) 22.2
Sahal Jagir 20.8 Raipur Domana (CT) 15.2
Jagti 20.8 Jammu Cantt. (CB) 7.8
Panj Garain 14.2 Chhatha (CT) 5.8
Kot 13.9 Nagrota (CT) 3.5
Chhurta 12.7 Ghomanhasan (MC) 2
Shiba 12.2 Bhore (CT) 1.7
Kothar 12.2 Chak Ratnu (CT) 1.6