Kupwara Tahsil, with population of about 5.4 lakh is Kupwara district's the most populous sub district, located in Kupwara district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 118 villages in the sub district, among them Kalarooch is the most populous village with population of about 37 thousand and Muqam Shrif Dar is the least populous village with population of 86. Kalarooch is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 20 km2 and Bali Pora is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 7 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kupwara (MC) Municipal Committee; Trehgam (CT), Drug Mulla (CT), Dara Pora (CT), Kral Pora (CT) and Heri (CT) Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 5.4 lakh people, among them about 3 lakh (55%) are male and about 2.4 lakh (45%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kupwara tahsil is 23%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 63 thousand households in the sub district and an average 9 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 86% (about 4.7 lakh) live in Kupwara Sub District rural part and 14% (about 76 thousand) population live in the Kupwara Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kupwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 540,914 493,266 820 46,828 126,633
Male 297,837 272,465 818 24,554 67,687
Female 243,077 220,801 2 22,274 58,946

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kupwara

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kalarooch 37233 Kupwara (MC) 21771
Hayihama 24083 Trehgam (CT) 15587
Panzgam 14453 Drug Mulla (CT) 12930
Dard Pora 14260 Dara Pora (CT) 8464
Lal Pora 13749 Kral Pora (CT) 6518
Auwoora 11584 Heri (CT) 6348
Dever Inder Bug 10863 Sool Koot (CT) 3973
Sogam 10166
Gulgam 9679
Manigah 9094

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 5% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 901 in Hindus are 24.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kupwara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 540,914 25,747 509,810 965 2,980 35 16 5 1,356
Male 297,837 25,143 268,237 706 2,855 30 15 4 847
Female 243,077 604 241,573 259 125 5 1 1 509

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 36.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 29.4% which is -14.3% lower than male population growth rate of 43.7%. General caste population has increased by 36.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 2462.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 38.4% and child population has increased by 82.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kupwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 36.9% 36.5% 2462.5% 38.4% 82.9%
Male 43.7% 43.7% 2456.3% 39.4% 98.5%
Female 29.4% 28.7% 0% 37.3% 67.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 816 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 810, in schedule caste is 2 and in schedule tribe is 907. There are 871 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 decreased by 90 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 160 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kupwara

Total General SC ST Child
Change -90 -95 2 -14 -160
2011 816 810 2 907 871
2001 906 905 0 921 1031

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kupwara

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chrali Gund 1481 Heri (CT) 943
Daramwari 1221 Kral Pora (CT) 920
Gofa Bal 1184 Dara Pora (CT) 825
Muqam Lolab 1112 Sool Koot (CT) 813
Muqam Shrif Dar 1098 Trehgam (CT) 791
Rukh Gund Macher 1084 Drug Mulla (CT) 687
Checki Kaliloan 1076 Kupwara (MC) 440
Bumhama 1073
Solina 1071
Krohsan 1055

Literacy

Total about 2.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.7 lakh are male and about 95 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kupwara is 65%. 76% of male and 51% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 24%. Male literacy has gone up by 22% and female literacy rate has gone up by 24%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kupwara

Total Male Female
Change 23.5% 21.9% 24.0%
2011 64.9% 75.7% 51.4%
2001 41.4% 53.8% 27.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kupwara

Workers profile

Kupwara has 25% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 38% male and 9% female population are working population. 23% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kupwara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 25.3% 14% 11.3% 74.7%
Male 38.4% 22.8% 15.6% 61.6%
Female 9.2% 3.1% 6.1% 90.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kupwara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kalarooch 19.8 Drug Mulla (CT) 5.7
Hayihama 12.3 Trehgam (CT) 5.5
Auwoora 7.7 Kupwara (MC) 4.1
Lal Pora 6.6 Dara Pora (CT) 3.9
Dard Pora 6.5 Kral Pora (CT) 2.8
Sogam 6.4 Heri (CT) 2.8
Panzgam 6 Sool Koot (CT) 2.2
Gulgam 5.5
Teki Pora 5.2
Gagal 4.8