Leh Tahsil, with population of about 94 thousand is Leh(Ladakh) district's the most populous sub district, located in Leh(Ladakh) district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 60 villages in the sub district, among them Chemrey is the most populous village with population of 6222 and Demjok is the least populous village with population of 78. Durbok is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 9 km2 and Samad Rakchan is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Leh Ladakh (MC) Municipal Committee; Chuglamsar (CT) and Spituk (CT) Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 94 thousand people, among them about 57 thousand (60%) are male and about 37 thousand (40%) are female. 33% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 67% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Leh tahsil is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 15 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 51% (about 48 thousand) live in Leh Sub District rural part and 49% (about 46 thousand) population live in the Leh Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Leh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 93,961 30,753 395 62,813 7,771
Male 56,597 24,861 362 31,374 3,943
Female 37,364 5,892 33 31,439 3,828

Most populated Villages and Cities in Leh

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Chemrey 6222 Leh Ladakh (MC) 30870
Shey 2238 Chuglamsar (CT) 10754
Thiksey 2237 Spituk (CT) 4047
Chuchat Yakma 2162
Fiang 2036
Anlay 1879
Chuchoot Gongma 1836
Sakti 1718
Chuchot Shama 1567
Stok 1471

Religion wise distribution of population

Buddhists contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 20% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 12% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Buddhists are 1020 in Hindus are 46 and in Muslims are 824

Religion wise population 2011 - Leh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 93,961 18,503 11,330 539 995 61,583 69 54 888
Male 56,597 17,693 6,213 381 925 30,486 37 29 833
Female 37,364 810 5,117 158 70 31,097 32 25 55

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -19.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -29.4% which is -17.4% lower than male population growth rate of -12%. General caste population has increased by 50.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -36.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -34.7% and child population has decreased by -39% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Leh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -19.9% 50.5% -36.1% -34.7% -39%
Male -12% 75.9% -36% -36.8% -39.5%
Female -29.4% -6.6% -36.5% -32.5% -38.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 660 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 237, in schedule caste is 91 and in schedule tribe is 1002. There are 971 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 163 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Leh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -163 -209 -1 63 16
2011 660 237 91 1002 971
2001 823 446 92 939 955

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Leh

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chumathang 1705 Spituk (CT) 710
Meroo 1380 Chuglamsar (CT) 648
Phuktse 1225 Leh Ladakh (MC) 425
Gia 1186
Igoo 1184
Bazgoo 1179
Matselang 1177
Taroo 1177
Kharoo 1169
Shara 1164

Literacy

Total about 69 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 46 thousand are male and about 22 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Leh is 80%. 88% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Leh

Total Male Female
Change 14.6% 12.6% 14.2%
2011 79.9% 88.2% 66.9%
2001 65.3% 75.6% 52.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Leh

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chemrey 91 Leh Ladakh (MC) 90
Hamis 91 Chuglamsar (CT) 79
Saboo 84 Spituk (CT) 78
Chuchat Yakma 83
Phey 83
Kumgyam 82
Chuchot Shama 81
Rambir Por 81
Rumbak 80
Chuchoot Gongma 80

Workers profile

Leh has 55% (about 52 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 68% male and 36% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Leh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 55.3% 44.2% 11.1% 44.7%
Male 68.1% 58.3% 9.8% 31.9%
Female 35.9% 22.8% 13.1% 64.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Leh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Durbok 8.6 Spituk (CT) 10.6
Mathoo 8.1 Leh Ladakh (MC) 9.2
Chuchoot Gongma 7.3 Chuglamsar (CT) 4.3
Sakti 6.8
Igoo 6.8
Shey 6.5
Thiksey 6.5
Stok 5.8
Fiang 5.5
Chuchot Shama 4.9