Garhwal District, with population of about 6.9 lakh is Uttarakhand's the 5th most populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Garhwal district is 5329 km2 and it is the 4th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 129 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Kotdwara is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.8 lakh and Satpuli is the least populous sub district with population of about 31 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 6.9 lakh people, among them about 3.3 lakh (48%) are male and about 3.6 lakh (52%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Garhwal district is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.6 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 84% (about 5.7 lakh) live in Garhwal District rural part and 16% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Garhwal District urban part. Rural population density of Garhwal district is 109 and urban population density is 1562 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Garhwal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 687,271 562,695 122,361 2,215 83,901
Male 326,829 265,813 59,842 1,174 44,055
Female 360,442 296,882 62,519 1,041 39,846

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Garhwal

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kotdwara 175232 Sona Nadi Range (P-2) 7168 Kotdwara (NPP + OG) 33035
Pauri 135718 Srikot Gagnali 6509 Kotdwara (NPP) 28859
THALISAIN 92286 Shivpur 4889 Pauri (NPP) 25440
Lansdowne 77621 Sitabpur 4636 Srinagar (NPP) 20115
Srinagar 53689 Shibbu Nagar 3949 Kashirampur (CT) 10837
Yamkeshwar 43565 Satpuli Sain 3874 Padampur Sukhran (CT) 9802
Dhoomakot 39230 Balasaur 3825 Lansdowne (CB) 5667
Chaubattakhal 38436 Padampur 3459 Jonk (CT) 4669
Satpuli 31494 Aithna Dana 3246 Dogadda (NPP) 2422
Balbhadrapur 2843

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1117 in Muslims are 779.

Religion wise population 2011 - Garhwal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 687,271 660,507 22,931 2,161 619 58 212 51 732
Male 326,829 311,931 12,893 1,077 353 39 106 30 400
Female 360,442 348,576 10,038 1,084 266 19 106 21 332

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -1.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -1.5% which is -0.2% lower than male population growth rate of -1.3%. General caste population has decreased by -4.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 39% and child population has decreased by -17.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Garhwal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1.4% -4.4% 14.7% 39% -17.1%
Male -1.3% -4.3% 13.9% 32.2% -16%
Female -1.5% -4.6% 15.5% 47.5% -18.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1103 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1117, in schedule caste is 1045 and in schedule tribe is 887. There are 904 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Garhwal

Total General SC ST Child
Change -3 -4 15 92 -26
2011 1103 1117 1045 887 904
2001 1106 1121 1030 795 930

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chaubattakhal 1236 Tairi 7000 Padampur Sukhran (CT) 1162
Dhoomakot 1221 Aunla Kot Walla 5000 Dogadda (NPP) 993
THALISAIN 1209 Pokhar 4000 Kashirampur (CT) 987
Pauri 1135 Garhkot 3500 Pauri (NPP) 943
Lansdowne 1117 Kota Malla 3000 Kotdwara (NPP + OG) 925
Satpuli 1115 Gorsu 3000 Kotdwara (NPP) 909
Yamkeshwar 1041 Bharat Gaon 3000 Srinagar (NPP) 871
Kotdwara 1025 Jaspur 3000 Jonk (CT) 735
Srinagar 975 Mathali Walli 3000 Lansdowne (CB) 604
Kulmori 3000

Literacy

Total about 4.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.6 lakh are male and about 2.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Garhwal is 82%. 93% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Garhwal

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 1.8% 6.9%
2011 82% 92.7% 72.6%
2001 77.5% 90.9% 65.7%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Srinagar 89 Jhal Ka Sera 100 Lansdowne (CB) 96
Kotdwara 87 Gainoli 100 Padampur Sukhran (CT) 94
Yamkeshwar 82 Athul Malla 100 Devaprayag (NP) (Part) 92
Satpuli 82 Pankhet 100 Pauri (NPP) 92
Pauri 82 Palkot Range 100 Srinagar (NPP) 92
Lansdowne 80 Supana laga khalu 100 Dogadda (NPP) 90
Chaubattakhal 79 Nauli 100 Kashirampur (CT) 90
Dhoomakot 77 Pali 100 Jonk (CT) 89
THALISAIN 74 Ladoli 100 Kotdwara (NPP + OG) 86
Saina 100 Kotdwara (NPP) 85

Workers profile

Garhwal has 40% (about 2.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 35% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 18% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Garhwal

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.9% 23.9% 16% 60.1%
Male 45.1% 31.2% 13.9% 54.9%
Female 35.2% 17.3% 17.9% 64.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Garhwal