Jhajjar (MC) Municipal Committee, with population of about 48 thousand is Jhajjar sub district's only municipal committee located in Jhajjar sub district of Jhajjar district in the state Haryana in India. Total geographical area of Jhajjar (MC) municipal committee is 36 km2. Population density of the city is 1345 persons per km2. There are 19 wards in the city, among them Jhajjar Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 3581 and Jhajjar Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 2092.

Nearest railway station is Sampla which is 20 km far from here. Jhajjar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Jhajjar. Chandigarh is the state head quarter of the city and is 268 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 465 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44.9°C and minimum temperature goes down to 2.1°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 48 thousand people, among them about 26 thousand (53%) are male and about 23 thousand (47%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jhajjar (MC) municipal committee is 12%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are 9162 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jhajjar (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 48,424 40,104 8,320 0 5,862
Male 25,678 21,335 4,343 0 3,295
Female 22,746 18,769 3,977 0 2,567

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 886.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jhajjar (MC)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 48,424 47,711 369 29 122 0 34 0 159
Male 25,678 25,296 200 17 68 0 19 0 78
Female 22,746 22,415 169 12 54 0 15 0 81

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 24.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 39 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 26.2% which is 3.8% higher than male population growth rate of 22.4%. General caste population has increased by 26.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.1% and child population has increased by 6% in the city since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24.2% 26.2% 15.1% 0% 6%
Male 22.4% 24.6% 12.6% 0% 7.3%
Female 26.2% 28.1% 18% 0% 4.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 886 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 880, in schedule caste is 916. There are 779 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 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

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

Total General SC ST Child
Change 27 24 43 0 -21
2011 886 880 916 0 779
2001 859 856 873 0 800

Literacy

Total about 36 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 20 thousand are male and about 16 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jhajjar (MC) is 84%. 91% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

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

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 2.4% 6.3%
2011 84.2% 90.7% 77%
2001 80.1% 88.3% 70.7%

Workers profile

Jhajjar (MC) has 29% (about 14 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 11% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jhajjar (MC)

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 29.3% 24.6% 4.7% 70.7%
Male 45.3% 38.6% 6.7% 54.7%
Female 11.3% 8.8% 2.5% 88.7%