Dehradun District, with population of about 17 lakh is Uttarakhand's the 2nd most populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Dehradun district is 3088 km2 and it is the 6th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 549 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Dehradun is the most populous sub district with population of about 9.9 lakh and Tyuni is the least populous sub district with population of about 34 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 17 lakh people, among them about 8.9 lakh (53%) are male and about 8 lakh (47%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dehradun district is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 3.5 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 56% (about 9.4 lakh) live in Dehradun District urban part and 44% (about 7.5 lakh) population live in the Dehradun District rural part. Rural population density of Dehradun district is 268 and urban population density is 3459 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dehradun

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,696,694 1,356,130 228,901 111,663 201,652
Male 892,199 713,505 120,430 58,264 106,746
Female 804,495 642,625 108,471 53,399 94,906

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Dehradun

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Dehradun 988007 Hrishikesh 34775 Dehradun (M.Corp + OG) 574840
Vikasnagar 317482 East Hopetown 20840 Dehradun (M.Corp) 569578
Rishikesh 260343 Markham Grant 20594 Rishikesh (NPP) 70499
Chakrata 49607 Arcadia Grant 19394 Dehradun (CB) 52716
Kalsi 47329 Dhakrani(Dehat) 12757 Raipur (CT) 32900
Tyuni 33926 Balawala 11125 Mussoorie (NPP) 30118
Shewala Kala 10290 Clement Town (CB) 22557
Chandrabani 9954 Central Hope Town (CT) 16880
Dakpathar 9897 Vikasnagar (NPP) 13927
Mazri Grant 9620 Natthan Pur (CT) 13905

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 906 in Muslims are 880 and in Sikhs are 909

Religion wise population 2011 - Dehradun

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,696,694 1,424,916 202,057 13,416 36,454 11,778 5,117 217 2,739
Male 892,199 747,584 107,449 6,656 19,093 7,215 2,605 100 1,497
Female 804,495 677,332 94,608 6,760 17,361 4,563 2,512 117 1,242

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 32.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 33.5% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of 31.3%. General caste population has increased by 34.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 32%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.4% and child population has increased by 16.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dehradun

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32.3% 34.4% 32% 12.4% 16.9%
Male 31.3% 33.2% 31% 12.2% 17.2%
Female 33.5% 35.7% 33.1% 12.6% 16.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 902 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 901, in schedule caste is 901 and in schedule tribe is 917. There are 889 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 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dehradun

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 17 14 4 -5
2011 902 901 901 917 889
2001 887 884 887 913 894

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tyuni 915 Chichrar 3000 Natthuwa Wala (CT) 995
Vikasnagar 907 Kirsali Gaon 2964 Pratitnagar (CT) 984
Kalsi 905 Danda Nooriwala 1858 Kharak mafi (CT) 967
Rishikesh 903 Thana 1531 Natthan Pur (CT) 955
Dehradun 900 Sunoi 1469 Gumaniwala (CT) 946
Chakrata 869 Kherwa 1435 Jiwangarh (CT) 934
Timilimansingh 1400 Raipur (CT) 933
Daduwa 1400 Vikasnagar (NPP) 929
Semaha 1370 Mehu Wala Mafi (CT) 927
Chunho 1364 Rishikesh (CT) 919

Literacy

Total about 12.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7 lakh are male and about 5.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dehradun is 84%. 89% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dehradun

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 3.5% 7.3%
2011 84.2% 89.4% 78.5%
2001 79% 85.9% 71.2%

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

Workers profile

Dehradun has 34% (about 5.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 15% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dehradun

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.3% 28.8% 5.6% 65.7%
Male 51.4% 44.8% 6.6% 48.6%
Female 15.4% 11% 4.4% 84.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dehradun