Ramban District, with population of about 2.8 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 5th least populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Ramban district is 1329 km2 and it is the 7th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 213 persons per km2. There are 2 sub districts in the district, among them Ramban is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.6 lakh and Banihal is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.3 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Batote (MC), Banihal (MC) and Ramban (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The district is home to about 2.8 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (47%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 14% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ramban district is 19%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 55 thousand households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 96% (about 2.7 lakh) live in Ramban District rural part and 4% (about 12 thousand) population live in the Ramban District urban part. Rural population density of Ramban district is 207 and urban population density is 783 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ramban

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 283,713 230,021 13,920 39,772 55,092
Male 149,132 121,024 7,168 20,940 28,625
Female 134,581 108,997 6,752 18,832 26,467

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Ramban

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Ramban 158668 Pogal 11526 Batote (MC) 4315
Banihal 125045 Khari 9756 Banihal (MC) 3900
Gool 9574 Ramban (MC) 3596
Chamalwas 8025
Targam 7253
Dolegam 7073
Dhanmasta 6114
Sojmatna 5638
Neel 5494
Dalwah 5431

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 71% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 29% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 927 in Hindus are 848.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ramban

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 283,713 81,026 200,516 414 753 43 3 252 706
Male 149,132 43,844 104,078 253 427 24 2 132 372
Female 134,581 37,182 96,438 161 326 19 1 120 334

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -59% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -59% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of -59%. General caste population has decreased by -58.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -77.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -50.1% and child population has decreased by -53.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ramban

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -59% -58.1% -77.9% -50.1% -53.7%
Male -59% -58.2% -77.8% -50.2% -52.8%
Female -59% -58.1% -78% -50% -54.7%

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 942 and in schedule tribe is 899. There are 925 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 39 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ramban

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 2 -12 3 -39
2011 902 901 942 899 925
2001 903 899 954 896 964

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Banihal 924 Naugam 1252 Ramban (MC) 920
Ramban 886 Pari Jagir 1203 Batote (MC) 734
Ashar 1058 Banihal (MC) 590
Khanga 1051
Bhajmasta 1045
Tanger 1042
Wanding 1022
Balwat 1010
Deswal 1000
Thathar 999

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 83 thousand are male and about 41 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ramban is 54%. 69% of male and 38% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ramban

Total Male Female
Change 6.4% 4.8% 8.1%
2011 54.3% 68.8% 38%
2001 47.9% 64% 29.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ramban 55 Kanfar 82 Batote (MC) 86
Banihal 53 Dharmond 79 Banihal (MC) 84
Beruni Batote 77 Ramban (MC) 82
Kathri 76
Nera 74
Alanbas 72
Charel Lamber 71
Seri 71
Kaskoot 70
Chander Kote 69

Workers profile

Ramban has 31% (about 87 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 14% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ramban

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 30.7% 18.3% 12.4% 69.3%
Male 45.9% 31.2% 14.7% 54.1%
Female 13.9% 4.1% 9.8% 86.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ramban

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Targam 81.1 Batote (MC) 6.5
Pogal 65.8 Ramban (MC) 4.5
Maho 47.8 Banihal (MC) 4.1
Khari 38.8
Sonmbar Barhog 32.1
Dolegam 32
Seripati 30.8
Haroge 30
Thathar 28.9
Jawari 28