Aligarh District, with population of about 36.7 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 19th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Aligarh district is 3650 km2 and it is the 32nd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1007 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Koil is the most populous sub district with population of about 18.1 lakh and Gabhana is the least populous sub district with population of about 3.1 lakh.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Aligarh Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 36.7 lakh people, among them about 19.5 lakh (53%) are male and about 17.2 lakh (47%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Aligarh district is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 6.1 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 67% (about 24.6 lakh) live in Aligarh District rural part and 33% (about 12.2 lakh) population live in the Aligarh District urban part. Rural population density of Aligarh district is 718 and urban population density is 5365 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Aligarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,673,889 2,918,006 755,254 629 574,509
Male 1,951,996 1,549,173 402,483 340 306,019
Female 1,721,893 1,368,833 352,771 289 268,490

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Aligarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Koil 1810181 Roravar 25522 Aligarh 874408
Atrauli 737767 Tappal 17423 Atrauli 50412
Khair 427226 Barla 13751 Khair 35751
Iglas 389913 Gambhirpura Dehat 13747 Chharra Rafatpur 21146
Gabhana 308802 Dado 13135 Dhanipur 20511
Sathini 13099 Jalali 20238
Chandaus 12319 Ramgarh Panjoopur 18897
Pisava 11960 Jatari 18387
Kasba Kol 10057 Kwarasi 15763
Alahadadpur Nivry 9473 Iglas 15478

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 20% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 876 in Muslims are 907.

Religion wise population 2011 - Aligarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,673,889 2,904,140 729,283 7,635 5,875 2,582 2,805 91 21,478
Male 1,951,996 1,548,151 382,505 4,001 3,148 1,360 1,472 51 11,308
Female 1,721,893 1,355,989 346,778 3,634 2,727 1,222 1,333 40 10,170

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 22.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 29.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 24.3% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 21.4%. General caste population has increased by 23.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 173.5% and child population has increased by 2.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Aligarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.8% 23.8% 19.1% 173.5% 2.1%
Male 21.4% 22.3% 18.1% 169.8% 2.5%
Female 24.3% 25.4% 20.2% 177.9% 1.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 882 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 884, in schedule caste is 876 and in schedule tribe is 850. There are 877 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Aligarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 20 22 15 25 -8
2011 882 884 876 850 877
2001 862 862 861 825 885

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Aligarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Koil 887 Girdharpur 1400 Manjoor Garhi 922
Gabhana 882 Alahdadpur 1225 Dhaurra Mafi 915
Atrauli 881 Baj Garhi 1098 Chharra Rafatpur 913
Khair 875 Nagaria Patti Chahram 1071 Atrauli 912
Iglas 869 Inayatpur Kasba 1061 Kwarasi 906
Ukavli 1058 Sarsaul 905
Raipur Oi 1057 Gabhana 901
Chaumunha 1042 Qasimpur Power House Colony 900
Bhadiyar 1039 Vijaigarh 896
Bajhera 1032 Ramgarh Panjoopur 895

Literacy

Total about 20.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 12.8 lakh are male and about 8.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Aligarh is 68%. 78% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Aligarh

Total Male Female
Change 9.0% 6.3% 12.7%
2011 67.5% 78% 55.7%
2001 58.5% 71.7% 43%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Aligarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Iglas 71 Araji Jangal 100 Qasimpur Power House Colony 87
Gabhana 71 Bara Kalan 98 Rampur 80
Khair 70 Sikargarhi 91 Dhanipur 80
Koil 68 Basai 90 Iglas 78
Atrauli 60 Alampur Subkara 89 Dhaurra Mafi 78
Nagla Bhaibeg 88 Deosaini 77
Nagla Mibhiya 88 Jatari 76
Mandala 88 Beswan 75
Mahamudpur Jamalpur 88 Kwarasi 75
Shyampur 88 Vijaigarh 73

Workers profile

Aligarh has 32% (about 11.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 14% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Aligarh

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32% 23.6% 8.4% 68%
Male 47.6% 38.3% 9.3% 52.4%
Female 14.2% 6.9% 7.4% 85.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Aligarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tappal 26 Gabhana 380
Gharvara 23.7 Aligarh 40.4
Vijaigarh Dehat 17.2 Chharra Rafatpur 18.6
Gopi 16.6 Jalali 17.6
Lalpur Raiyatpur 16 Vijaigarh 17.5
Sathini 15.9 Atrauli 16.3
Rajpur 15.5 Khair 15.5
Nagla Padam 15.2 Harduaganj 15.4
Dhatauli 14.1 Kauriaganj 14.2
Majoopur Suvkara 12.8 Beswan 13.5