Bageshwar District, with population of about 2.6 lakh is Uttarakhand's the 3rd least populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Bageshwar district is 2241 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 116 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Bageshwar is the most populous sub district with population of about 1 lakh and Kanda is the least populous sub district with population of about 26 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 2.6 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (48%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (52%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 28% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bageshwar district is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 58 thousand households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 2.5 lakh) live in Bageshwar District rural part and 3% (9079) population live in the Bageshwar District urban part. Rural population density of Bageshwar district is 112 and urban population density is 1651 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bageshwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 259,898 185,855 72,061 1,982 35,560
Male 124,326 87,732 35,623 971 18,679
Female 135,572 98,123 36,438 1,011 16,881

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bageshwar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bageshwar 100103 Mandalsera 5506 Bageshwar (NPP) 9079
Garud 68629 Kathayatbara 3169
Kapkot 64894 Kapkot 2858
Kanda 26272 Kausani State 2408
Bilonasera 2342
Karmi 2241
Pothing 2148
Munyura Mafi 2097
Bhanar 1803
Baghar 1771

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1092.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bageshwar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 259,898 257,509 1,440 397 46 102 7 16 381
Male 124,326 123,087 786 188 17 47 3 6 192
Female 135,572 134,422 654 209 29 55 4 10 189

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 4.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 3.5% which is -1.4% lower than male population growth rate of 4.9%. General caste population has increased by 1.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 2% and child population has decreased by -13.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bageshwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.2% 1.6% 11.7% 2% -13.7%
Male 4.9% 2.2% 12% 8% -12.5%
Female 3.5% 1% 11.4% -3.2% -15%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1090 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1118, in schedule caste is 1023 and in schedule tribe is 1041. 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 15 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 - Bageshwar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -15 -15 -5 -120 -26
2011 1090 1118 1023 1041 904
2001 1105 1133 1028 1161 930

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Garud 1157 Dauligar 6000 Bageshwar (NPP) 927
Kanda 1127 Jogsara 3250
Kapkot 1089 Saukiyathal 2857
Bageshwar 1039 Toli 2000
Chaun bagar 2000
Dinaula 1889
Kulsari 1864
Kakardhar 1800
Pang Chora 1800
Suneri 1800

Literacy

Total about 1.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 98 thousand are male and about 82 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bageshwar is 80%. 92% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bageshwar

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 4.6% 12.0%
2011 80% 92.3% 69%
2001 71.3% 87.7% 57%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bageshwar 82 Panaura 100 Bageshwar (NPP) 91
Garud 81 Volannaghar 100
Kanda 79 Kaushani 100
Kapkot 75 Kunara (Kanda) 100
Shikhar Temple Van 100
Kunara (Kanda) 100
Jakheri Van 100
Sangar 100
Garkhet 100
Kangarehina 100

Workers profile

Bageshwar has 48% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 48% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 29% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bageshwar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 47.6% 30% 17.5% 52.4%
Male 47.2% 31.2% 16% 52.8%
Female 47.9% 29% 18.9% 52.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bageshwar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Karmi 32.2 Bageshwar (NPP) 5.5
Jhuni 29.4
Baghar 18.5
Liti 16.6
Bhanar 14.3
Wachham 13.2
Gogina 12.7
Sumgarh 11.7
Pothing 11.5
Kilpara 11.2