Champawat District, with population of about 2.6 lakh is Uttarakhand's the 2nd least populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Champawat district is 1766 km2 and it is the smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 147 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Lohaghat is the most populous sub district with population of about 86 thousand and Pati is the least populous sub district with population of about 46 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 2.6 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (49%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Champawat district is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 54 thousand households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 85% (about 2.2 lakh) live in Champawat District rural part and 15% (about 38 thousand) population live in the Champawat District urban part. Rural population density of Champawat district is 126 and urban population density is 2940 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Champawat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 259,648 210,926 47,383 1,339 37,028
Male 131,125 106,160 24,188 777 19,766
Female 128,523 104,766 23,195 562 17,262

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Champawat

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Lohaghat 86477 Bhajanpur 3748 Tanakpur (NPP) 17626
Poornagiri 73143 Patan Patani 3639 Banbasa (CT) 7990
Champawat 54524 Phagpur 3568 Lohaghat (NP) 7926
Pati 45504 Tanakpur 3367 Champawat (NP) 4801
Naik Goonth/ Naik Khera 3338
Manihar Goth 3067
Chandani 2629
Mohanpur 2569
Pachpakariya 2221
Khark Karki 2147

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 985 in Muslims are 865.

Religion wise population 2011 - Champawat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 259,648 249,563 8,693 870 336 24 28 6 128
Male 131,125 125,697 4,661 475 197 18 13 2 62
Female 128,523 123,866 4,032 395 139 6 15 4 66

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 15.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 13.3% which is -4.7% lower than male population growth rate of 18%. General caste population has increased by 13.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 80.9% and child population has decreased by -7.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Champawat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.6% 13.6% 24.4% 80.9% -7.3%
Male 18% 16.1% 25.4% 101.8% -4.3%
Female 13.3% 11.1% 23.3% 58.3% -10.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 980 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 987, in schedule caste is 959 and in schedule tribe is 723. There are 873 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 41 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 61 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Champawat

Total General SC ST Child
Change -41 -45 -16 -199 -61
2011 980 987 959 723 873
2001 1021 1032 975 922 934

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Lohaghat 1035 Mathaila Chhana 2200 Tanakpur (NPP) 907
Pati 975 Padari 2000 Champawat (NP) 888
Champawat 964 Birgola 1800 Banbasa (CT) 887
Poornagiri 934 Gajina 1778 Lohaghat (NP) 860
Tarkuli 1686
Khaar 1583
Jakh 1583
Naag 1560
Kaari 1511
Saindark 1500

Literacy

Total about 1.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1 lakh are male and about 76 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Champawat is 80%. 92% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Champawat

Total Male Female
Change 9.4% 4.3% 13.8%
2011 79.8% 91.6% 68%
2001 70.4% 87.3% 54.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pati 81 Sanya Phaliya Lagga Khunari 100 Lohaghat (NP) 92
Poornagiri 81 Hiyali 100 Champawat (NP) 92
Lohaghat 79 Lohaghat Range 100 Tanakpur (NPP) 78
Champawat 79 Lohaghat Range 100 Banbasa (CT) 77
Lohaghat Range 100
Bhingrad Range 100
Dunga Malla 100
Dhaun 100
Lohaghat Range 100
Pawet 100

Workers profile

Champawat has 38% (about 100 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 30% female population are working population. 33% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Champawat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.3% 24.1% 14.2% 61.7%
Male 46.1% 33% 13.1% 53.9%
Female 30.5% 15.1% 15.3% 69.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Champawat

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sharda Range 95 Champawat (NP) 5
Lohaghat Range 24.8 Lohaghat (NP) 4.5
Diyuri 18.3 Banbasa (CT) 2.3
Bageri 15.2 Tanakpur (NPP) 1.2
Nidil 13.7
Lohaghat Range 12.9
Ramak 10.2
kot Amori 9.4
Raighaon 8.5
Mathiya Baj 7.4