Pokaran Tahsil, with population of about 3 lakh is Jaisalmer district's the most populous sub district, located in Jaisalmer district of the state Rajasthan in India. There are 298 villages in the sub district, among them Ramdeora is the most populous village with population of 9402 and Raheempura is the least populous village with population of 5. Nachna is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 387 km2 and Govindgarh is the smallest with 2 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Pokaran Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (47%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pokaran tahsil is 20%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 51 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 2.8 lakh) live in Pokaran Sub District rural part and 8% (about 24 thousand) population live in the Pokaran Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pokaran

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 303,662 243,242 42,917 17,503 60,910
Male 161,683 129,739 22,682 9,262 32,347
Female 141,979 113,503 20,235 8,241 28,563

Most populated Villages and Cities in Pokaran

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Ramdeora 9402 Pokaran 23554
Nachna 6335
Nokh 4790
Phalsoond 4482
Gomat 4355
Sankra 3945
Lathi 3587
Lawan 3456
Madwa 3423
Chhayan-Ii 3174

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 28% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 864 in Muslims are 917.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pokaran

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 303,662 218,611 84,002 204 470 7 219 13 136
Male 161,683 117,254 43,815 120 304 6 113 4 67
Female 141,979 101,357 40,187 84 166 1 106 9 69

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 32.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 33.6% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 31.6%. General caste population has increased by 30.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 38.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 50.9% and child population has increased by 15.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pokaran

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32.6% 30.4% 38.5% 50.9% 15.5%
Male 31.6% 29.3% 38.8% 51.1% 16.1%
Female 33.6% 31.7% 38.3% 50.8% 14.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 878 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 875, in schedule caste is 892 and in schedule tribe is 890. There are 883 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 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pokaran

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 17 -4 -2 -9
2011 878 875 892 890 883
2001 865 858 896 892 892

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pokaran

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Singhpuj Rajpura 1199 Pokaran 836
Raipalon Ki Dhani 1181
Gaji Raheempura 1121
Tejmalpura 1096
Panuvanada 1093
Purohitsar 1060
Narsinghpura 1049
Maulana Azadnagar 1044
Soniya Nagar 1035
Khomthal 1033

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 92 thousand are male and about 43 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pokaran is 56%. 71% of male and 38% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pokaran

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 7.2% 7.8%
2011 55.7% 71.3% 37.9%
2001 48.4% 64.1% 30.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pokaran

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhawalnagar 85 Pokaran 77
Khetolai 82
Tota 81
Naya Sankra 79
Bhurpura 78
Jhalora Bhatiyan 77
Madasar 77
Maloosar 75
Jasanipura 74
Chok 73

Workers profile

Pokaran has 45% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 39% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 26% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pokaran

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.6% 24.9% 19.6% 55.4%
Male 49.2% 34.9% 14.3% 50.8%
Female 39.3% 13.6% 25.7% 60.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pokaran

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Nachna 387.2 Pokaran 8
Satyaya 238
Bharewala 230.2
Bhadriya 208.6
Panche Ka Tala 186.1
Bodana 165.4
Hariyar 153.4
Rohironwala 142.7
Pokaran (Rural) 139.2
Didhoo 130.2