Singtam Nagar Panchayat, with population of 5868 is Gangtok sub district's the least populous nagar panchayat located in Gangtok sub district of East District district in the state Sikkim in India. Total geographical area of Singtam nagar panchayat is 0 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 32600 persons per km2. There are 5 wards in the city, among them Singtam Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 1632 and Singtam Ward No 01 is the least populous ward with population of 688.

Nearest railway station is Siliguri which is 84 km far from here. Gangtok is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 29 km. District head quarter of the city is Gangtok which is 29 km away. Gangtok is the state head quarter of the city and is 29 km far from here. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 26°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 5868 people, among them 3097 (53%) are male and 2771 (47%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Singtam nagar panchayat is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 1144 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Singtam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,868 4,899 286 683 701
Male 3,097 2,616 148 333 360
Female 2,771 2,283 138 350 341

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 8% population all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 902 in Muslims are 681 and in Buddhists are 1061

Religion wise population 2011 - Singtam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,868 4,571 501 310 1 476 9 0 0
Male 3,097 2,403 298 161 0 231 4 0 0
Female 2,771 2,168 203 149 1 245 5 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5432. Female population growth rate of the city is 16.1% which is 14.4% higher than male population growth rate of 1.7%. General caste population has decreased by -1.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 214.7% and child population has increased by 4.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Singtam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8% -1.3% 14.4% 214.7% 4.9%
Male 1.7% -6.7% 13.8% 200% 3.4%
Female 16.1% 5.6% 15% 230.2% 6.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 895 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 873, in schedule caste is 932 and in schedule tribe is 1051. There are 947 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 111 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 27 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Singtam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 111 102 9 96 27
2011 895 873 932 1051 947
2001 784 771 923 955 920

Literacy

Total 4448 people in the city are literate, among them 2473 are male and 1975 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Singtam is 86%. 90% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Singtam

Total Male Female
Change 5.8% 6.3% 6.0%
2011 86.1% 90.4% 81.3%
2001 80.3% 84.1% 75.3%

Workers profile

Singtam has 36% (2098) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 14% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Singtam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.8% 33.8% 1.9% 64.2%
Male 54.8% 52.5% 2.3% 45.2%
Female 14.5% 13% 1.5% 85.5%