Rajouri District, with population of about 6.4 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 7th most populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Rajouri district is 2630 km2 and it is the 7th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 244 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Rajauri is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.9 lakh and Darhal is the least populous sub district with population of about 36 thousand.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Rajauri (MC), Nowshehra (MC), Sunderbani (MC) and Thanamandi (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The district is home to about 6.4 lakh people, among them about 3.5 lakh (54%) are male and about 3 lakh (46%) are female. 56% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 36% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajouri district is 17%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 1.3 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 5.9 lakh) live in Rajouri District rural part and 8% (about 52 thousand) population live in the Rajouri District urban part. Rural population density of Rajouri district is 226 and urban population density is 2390 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajouri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 642,415 361,443 48,157 232,815 108,271
Male 345,351 198,807 25,170 121,374 58,051
Female 297,064 162,636 22,987 111,441 50,220

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Rajouri

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Rajauri 189067 Tareru 8017 Rajauri (MC) 29486
Budhal 123050 Dudaj 7842 Nowshehra (MC) 10408
Nowshehra 89416 Sawari 7225 Sunderbani (MC) 6930
Kalakote 72667 Bhajwal 7101 Thanamandi (MC) 5490
Thanamandi 67773 Kangri 6448
Sunderbani 64215 Lambehri 6150
Darhal 36227 Ghambeer Muglian 5860
Fateh Pur 5814
Thana Nang 5749
Chokian 5636

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 63% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 35% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 923 in Hindus are 776 and in Sikhs are 646.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajouri

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 642,415 221,880 402,879 983 15,513 189 26 3 942
Male 345,351 124,925 209,548 730 9,426 165 18 2 537
Female 297,064 96,955 193,331 253 6,087 24 8 1 405

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 32.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 31.5% which is -2.7% lower than male population growth rate of 34.2%. General caste population has increased by 27%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 45.5% and child population has increased by 36.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajouri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32.9% 27% 25% 45.5% 36.4%
Male 34.2% 29.8% 27.7% 43.7% 39.3%
Female 31.5% 23.6% 22.2% 47.4% 33.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 860 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 818, in schedule caste is 913 and in schedule tribe is 918. There are 865 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 40 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajouri

Total General SC ST Child
Change -18 -41 -41 23 -40
2011 860 818 913 918 865
2001 878 859 954 895 905

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kalakote 919 Chak Sarkari 1667 Thanamandi (MC) 772
Thanamandi 911 Maharaj Pura 1171 Rajauri (MC) 538
Darhal 895 Kottari Jagir 1159 Sunderbani (MC) 507
Budhal 893 Methi Dhara 1141 Nowshehra (MC) 347
Sunderbani 864 Mubarikh Pura 1130
Rajauri 830 Anwas Bhandar 1127
Nowshehra 783 Jamula 1118
Tondi Tror 1117
Kapa Kah 1109
Dongi Brahamana 1087

Literacy

Total about 3.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.2 lakh are male and about 1.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajouri is 68%. 78% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajouri

Total Male Female
Change 10.2% 8.3% 12.1%
2011 68.2% 78.1% 56.6%
2001 58% 69.8% 44.5%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Nowshehra 80 Chak Sarkari 100 Nowshehra (MC) 94
Sunderbani 79 Keri Manialan 98 Sunderbani (MC) 94
Rajauri 73 Munja Kot 94 Rajauri (MC) 91
Darhal 71 Khan Khri 90 Thanamandi (MC) 76
Thanamandi 67 Hunjana Khanka 89
Kalakote 59 Tila Tanda 88
Budhal 50 Kalakote 88
Narian 88
Baljaralan 88
Nauti 88

Workers profile

Rajouri has 45% (about 2.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 36% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 22% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 29% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajouri

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 45.3% 20.3% 25% 54.7%
Male 53.5% 31.9% 21.6% 46.5%
Female 35.7% 6.8% 28.9% 64.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rajouri

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tareru 48.5 Rajauri (MC) 12.9
Nah 45.4 Nowshehra (MC) 4.6
Gadyog 37.1 Thanamandi (MC) 4.2
Khambah 36.7 Sunderbani (MC) 0.2
Kangri 35.7
Bhajwal 30.4
Brehvi 28.8
Kanthol 28.5
Jungerial 26.8
Lambehri 26.5