Kishtwar (MC) Municipal Committee, with population of about 15 thousand is Kishtwar sub district's only municipal committee located in Kishtwar sub district of Kishtwar district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Kishtwar (MC) municipal committee is 1 km2. Population density of the city is 23595 persons per km2. There are 13 wards in the city, among them Kishtwar Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 2793 and Kishtwar Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 528.

Nearest railway station is Udhampur which is 127 km far from here. Kishtwar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kishtwar. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 229 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 955.7 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to -1.6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 15 thousand people, among them 8179 (55%) are male and 6686 (45%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kishtwar (MC) municipal committee is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 2710 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kishtwar (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14,865 14,498 287 80 1,627
Male 8,179 7,971 159 49 871
Female 6,686 6,527 128 31 756

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 30% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 975 in Hindus are 546.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kishtwar (MC)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 14,865 4,398 10,288 34 97 24 0 0 24
Male 8,179 2,844 5,210 26 74 12 0 0 13
Female 6,686 1,554 5,078 8 23 12 0 0 11

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -0.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 8.9% which is 15.9% higher than male population growth rate of -7%. General caste population has decreased by -1.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 45.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -4.8% and child population has decreased by -6.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kishtwar (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -0.5% -1.1% 45.7% -4.8% -6.3%
Male -7% -7.8% 50% 16.7% -7.5%
Female 8.9% 8.6% 40.7% -26.2% -4.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 817 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 819, in schedule caste is 805 and in schedule tribe is 633. There are 868 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 119 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kishtwar (MC)

Total General SC ST Child
Change 119 124 -53 -367 25
2011 817 819 805 633 868
2001 698 695 858 1000 843

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6766 are male and 4628 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kishtwar (MC) is 86%. 93% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kishtwar (MC)

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 3.2% 6.9%
2011 86.1% 92.6% 78%
2001 82% 89.4% 71.1%

Workers profile

Kishtwar (MC) has 33% (4878) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 11% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kishtwar (MC)

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.8% 30% 2.8% 67.2%
Male 50.6% 46.4% 4.2% 49.4%
Female 11.1% 9.9% 1.2% 88.9%