Bishnah Tahsil, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Jammu district's the least populous sub district, located in Jammu district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 101 villages in the sub district, among them Saror is the most populous village with population of 4462 and Channana is the least populous village with population of 15. Allah is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Chak Fateh Khan is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Bishna (MC) and Arnia (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 58 thousand (52%) are male and about 53 thousand (48%) are female. 58% of the whole population are from general caste, 40% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bishnah tahsil is 11%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are about 23 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 82% (about 92 thousand) live in Bishnah Sub District rural part and 18% (about 20 thousand) population live in the Bishnah Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bishnah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 111,438 64,739 44,947 1,752 12,774
Male 58,307 33,893 23,531 883 7,296
Female 53,131 30,846 21,416 869 5,478

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bishnah

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Saror 4462 Bishna (MC) 10719
Kheri 4179 Arnia (MC) 8948
Allah 3905
Laswara 3175
Deoli 3063
Harseh Dabar 2980
Chak Murar 2042
Pindi Charkan Kalan 1984
Makhan Purcharkan 1846
Rehal Dhamalian (Rihal Dhamalian) 1831

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Sikhs which contribute 3% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 912 in Sikhs are 876 and in Muslims are 949.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bishnah

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 111,438 105,735 1,953 164 3,379 9 6 3 189
Male 58,307 55,298 1,002 84 1,801 6 3 2 111
Female 53,131 50,437 951 80 1,578 3 3 1 78

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 99 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.9% which is -2.7% lower than male population growth rate of 13.6%. General caste population has increased by 9.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 184.9% and child population has decreased by -1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bishnah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.3% 9.2% 14.3% 184.9% -1%
Male 13.6% 10.3% 16.1% 162.8% 1.8%
Female 10.9% 8% 12.3% 211.5% -4.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 911 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 910, in schedule caste is 910 and in schedule tribe is 984. There are 751 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bishnah

Total General SC ST Child
Change -23 -19 -31 154 -49
2011 911 910 910 984 751
2001 934 929 941 830 800

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bishnah

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Channana 1500 Bishna (MC) 888
Pindi Charkan Khurd 1074 Arnia (MC) 882
Chak Majra 1072
Muzaffar Pur 1068
Atma Pur 1018
Kotli Kuzian 1016
Kothay Sainia 1013
Kotli Bagbana 1010
Chak Fateh Khan 1000
Pachel 1000

Literacy

Total about 81 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 45 thousand are male and about 36 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bishnah is 82%. 88% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bishnah

Total Male Female
Change 7.5% 5.6% 9.5%
2011 81.7% 88.4% 74.6%
2001 74.2% 82.8% 65.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bishnah

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Channana 91 Bishna (MC) 86
Khwas Pur 90 Arnia (MC) 81
Chak Jawahir Singh 89
Chak Jaralan 88
Kanhal 88
Chak Jandran 87
Karyal Brahamana 87
Nandpur 87
Sheikh Pura 86
Jhumian Brahmana(Jhomian Brahmana) 86

Workers profile

Bishnah has 28% (about 31 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 6% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bishnah

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28% 22.8% 5.2% 72%
Male 48% 40.1% 8% 52%
Female 6% 3.9% 2.1% 94%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bishnah

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Allah 6.4 Arnia (MC) 12.6
Saror 6.1 Bishna (MC) 2.8
Pindi Charkan Kalan 5.1
Deoli 4.3
Kheri 3.8
Harseh Dabar 3.8
Laswara 3.1
Chak Murar 2.7
Kathar 2.4
Khoji Pur 2.4