Meroo Village, with population of 188 is Leh sub district's the 8th least populous village, located in Leh sub district of Leh(Ladakh) district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Meroo village is 1 km2 and it is the 22nd smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 165 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Leh and distance from Meroo village to Leh is 64 km. Pin code of Meroo village is 194102. The village comes under N.a. panchayat. Leh is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 64 km. District head quarter of the village is Leh which is 64 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 188 people, among them 79 (42%) are male and 109 (58%) are female. and 100% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Meroo village is 15%, among them 41% are boys and 59% are girls. There are 34 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Meroo

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 188 0 0 188 29
Male 79 0 0 79 12
Female 109 0 0 109 17

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -0.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 189. Female population growth rate of the village is 14.7% which is 30.7% higher than male population growth rate of -16%.; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -0.5% and child population has increased by 31.8% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Meroo

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -0.5% 0% 0% -0.5% 31.8%
Male -16% 0% 0% -16% 9.1%
Female 14.7% 0% 0% 14.7% 54.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1380 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in and in schedule tribe is 1380. There are 1417 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 369 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 417 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Meroo

Total General SC ST Child
Change 369 0 0 369 417
2011 1380 0 0 1380 1417
2001 1011 0 0 1011 1000

Literacy

Total 90 people in the village are literate, among them 44 are male and 46 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Meroo is 57%. 66% of male and 50% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone down by 0%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Meroo

Total Male Female
Change 0.3% 3.0% 0.0%
2011 56.6% 65.7% 50%
2001 56.3% 62.7% 50%

Workers profile

Meroo has 43% (80) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 35% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 28% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Meroo

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.6% 22.3% 20.2% 57.4%
Male 53.2% 44.3% 8.9% 46.8%
Female 34.9% 6.4% 28.4% 65.1%