Shey Village, with population of 2238 is Leh sub district's the 2nd most populous village, located in Leh sub district of Leh(Ladakh) district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Shey village is 6 km2 and it is the 6th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 346 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Leh and distance from Shey village to Leh is 20 km. Pin code of Shey village is 194201. The village comes under N.a. panchayat. Leh is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 20 km. District head quarter of the village is Leh which is 20 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 2238 people, among them 1057 (47%) are male and 1181 (53%) are female. 14% of the whole population are from general caste and 86% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shey village is 11%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are 398 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shey

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,238 303 0 1,935 257
Male 1,057 126 0 931 146
Female 1,181 177 0 1,004 111

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 16.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1916. Female population growth rate of the village is 27% which is 19.8% higher than male population growth rate of 7.2%. General caste population has decreased by -32.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 33.8% and child population has increased by 4% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shey

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.8% -32.5% -100% 33.8% 4%
Male 7.2% -48.8% -100% 27.7% 16.8%
Female 27% -12.8% -100% 40% -9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1117 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1405, and in schedule tribe is 1078. There are 760 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 174 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 216 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shey

Total General SC ST Child
Change 174 580 -909 94 -216
2011 1117 1405 0 1078 760
2001 943 825 909 984 976

Literacy

Total 1564 people in the village are literate, among them 750 are male and 814 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shey is 79%. 82% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shey

Total Male Female
Change 8.9% 4.5% 14.2%
2011 79% 82.3% 76.1%
2001 70.1% 77.8% 61.9%

Workers profile

Shey has 26% (581) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 37% male and 16% female population are working population. 23% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shey

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 26% 17% 8.9% 74%
Male 36.9% 23.2% 13.7% 63.1%
Female 16.2% 11.5% 4.7% 83.8%