Jalah Census Town, with population of 6468 is North Guwahati (Pt) sub district's the most populous census town located in North Guwahati (Pt) sub district of Kamrup district in the state Assam in India. Total geographical area of Jalah census town is 7 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 967 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Jalah Ward No 01 and the population of Jalah Ward No 01 is 6468.

Nearest railway station is Changsari which is 2 km far from here. North Guwahati is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 135 km. District head quarter of the census town is Amingoan which is 130 km away. Dispur (guwahati) is the state head quarter of the census town and is 16 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1113 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 6468 people, among them 3283 (51%) are male and 3185 (49%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jalah census town is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1379 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jalah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,468 6,244 1 223 701
Male 3,283 3,167 0 116 354
Female 3,185 3,077 1 107 347

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 20% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 962 in Hindus are 998.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jalah

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,468 1,325 5,138 4 0 1 0 0 0
Male 3,283 663 2,619 1 0 0 0 0 0
Female 3,185 662 2,519 3 0 1 0 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 16.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5547. Female population growth rate of the census town is 16.8% which is 0.4% higher than male population growth rate of 16.4%. General caste population has increased by 15%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 89% and child population has increased by 5.1% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jalah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.6% 15% 0% 89% 5.1%
Male 16.4% 14.7% 0% 93.3% 13.8%
Female 16.8% 15.3% 0% 84.5% -2.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 970 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 972, and in schedule tribe is 922. There are 980 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 165 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jalah

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 5 0 -45 -165
2011 970 972 0 922 980
2001 967 967 0 967 1145

Literacy

Total 4778 people in the census town are literate, among them 2559 are male and 2219 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jalah is 83%. 87% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by -4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jalah

Total Male Female
Change 0.5% -3.3% 4.6%
2011 82.9% 87.4% 78.2%
2001 82.4% 90.7% 73.6%

Workers profile

Jalah has 45% (2926) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 31% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jalah

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 45.2% 24.5% 20.8% 54.8%
Male 59.1% 42.8% 16.3% 40.9%
Female 31% 5.6% 25.4% 69%