Arnia (MC) Municipal Committee, with population of 8948 is Bishnah sub district's the least populous municipal committee located in Bishnah sub district of Jammu district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Arnia (MC) municipal committee is 13 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 713 persons per km2. There are 13 wards in the city, among them Arnia Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 1041 and Arnia Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 499.

Nearest railway station is Bari Brahmana which is 25 km far from here. Bishna is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 10 km. District head quarter of the city is Jammu which is 40 km away. Jammu/srinagar is the state head quarter of the city and is 40 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 800.7 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 8948 people, among them 4755 (53%) are male and 4193 (47%) are female. 62% of the whole population are from general caste, 38% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Arnia (MC) municipal committee is 12%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are 1787 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Arnia (MC)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8,948 5,588 3,360 0 1,032
Male 4,755 2,972 1,783 0 577
Female 4,193 2,616 1,577 0 455

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 880.

Religion wise population 2011 - Arnia (MC)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 8,948 8,826 6 42 49 0 1 0 24
Male 4,755 4,695 4 20 24 0 1 0 11
Female 4,193 4,131 2 22 25 0 0 0 13

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -1.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9057. Female population growth rate of the city is -4.2% which is -5.8% lower than male population growth rate of 1.6%. General caste population has increased by 2.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -5.2% and child population has decreased by -10.3% in the city since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1.2% 2.3% -5.2% -100% -10.3%
Male 1.6% 5.8% -3.5% -100% -8.1%
Female -4.2% -1.4% -7.1% -100% -13%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 882 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 880, in schedule caste is 884. There are 789 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 52 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 44 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

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

Total General SC ST Child
Change -52 -64 -35 -1000 -44
2011 882 880 884 0 789
2001 934 944 919 1000 833

Literacy

Total 6412 people in the city are literate, among them 3673 are male and 2739 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Arnia (MC) is 81%. 88% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

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

Total Male Female
Change 7.9% 6.0% 9.4%
2011 81% 87.9% 73.3%
2001 73.1% 81.9% 63.9%

Workers profile

Arnia (MC) has 27% (2449) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 4% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Arnia (MC)

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 27.4% 22.3% 5% 72.6%
Male 47.6% 39.3% 8.2% 52.4%
Female 4.5% 3% 1.4% 95.5%