Thiksey Village, with population of 2237 is Leh sub district's the 3rd most populous village, located in Leh sub district of Leh(Ladakh) district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Thiksey village is 6 km2 and it is the 7th 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 Thiksey village to Leh is 22 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Thiksey village is 194201. The village comes under N.a. panchayat. Leh is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 22 km. District head quarter of the village is Leh which is 22 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 2237 people, among them 1111 (50%) are male and 1126 (50%) are female. 4% of the whole population are from general caste and 96% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thiksey village is 10%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 433 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thiksey

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,237 87 0 2,150 227
Male 1,111 37 0 1,074 111
Female 1,126 50 0 1,076 116

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -8.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2451. Female population growth rate of the village is 14% which is 38.1% higher than male population growth rate of -24.1%. General caste population has decreased by -88.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 27.8% and child population has increased by 11.3% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thiksey

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -8.7% -88.6% -100% 27.8% 11.3%
Male -24.1% -93.9% -100% 25.6% -2.6%
Female 14% -68.9% 0% 30.1% 28.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1014 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1351, and in schedule tribe is 1002. There are 1045 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 339 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 256 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thiksey

Total General SC ST Child
Change 339 1084 0 35 256
2011 1014 1351 0 1002 1045
2001 675 267 0 967 789

Literacy

Total 1516 people in the village are literate, among them 841 are male and 675 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thiksey is 75%. 84% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thiksey

Total Male Female
Change 1.0% -2.1% 10.2%
2011 75.4% 84.1% 66.8%
2001 74.4% 86.2% 56.6%

Workers profile

Thiksey has 44% (993) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 37% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 34% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thiksey

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 44.4% 40.8% 3.6% 55.6%
Male 51.6% 47.5% 4.1% 48.4%
Female 37.3% 34.1% 3.2% 62.7%