Nainital District, with population of about 9.5 lakh is Uttarakhand's the 4th most populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Nainital district is 4251 km2 and it is the 5th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 225 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Haldwani is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.6 lakh and Betalghat is the least populous sub district with population of about 21 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 9.5 lakh people, among them about 4.9 lakh (52%) are male and about 4.6 lakh (48%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nainital district is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.9 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 61% (about 5.8 lakh) live in Nainital District rural part and 39% (about 3.7 lakh) population live in the Nainital District urban part. Rural population density of Nainital district is 140 and urban population density is 3798 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nainital

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 954,605 755,904 191,206 7,495 124,272
Male 493,666 391,041 98,824 3,801 65,337
Female 460,939 364,863 92,382 3,694 58,935

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Nainital

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Haldwani 364129 Gola Range 56331 Haldwani-cum-Kathgodam (NPP + OG) 201461
Ramnagar 153738 Aampokhra Range 8269 Haldwani-cum-Kathgodam (NPP) 156078
Nainital 150389 Lohariasal Talla 4043 Ramnagar (NPP) 54787
Lalkuan 94724 Bamori Malli 3751 Nainital (NPP) 41377
Dhari 78733 Beluwakhan 3687 Mukhani (CT) 22475
Kaladhungi 60070 Khera 3589 Fatehpur Range (Dhamua Dunga Area) (CT) 12791
Kosya Kutauli 31557 Loharia Salmalla 3336 Haldwani Talli (CT) 8159
Betalghat 21265 Chilkia 3193 Bhimtal (NP) 7722
Manpur Pashchim 3134 Lalkuan (NP) 7644
Kisanpur Range 3000 Kaladhungi (NP) 7611

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 939 in Muslims are 896 and in Sikhs are 930.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nainital

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 954,605 809,717 120,742 5,091 17,419 570 356 181 529
Male 493,666 417,657 63,667 2,458 9,027 286 174 90 307
Female 460,939 392,060 57,075 2,633 8,392 284 182 91 222

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 25.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 7.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 27.1% which is 3.8% higher than male population growth rate of 23.3%. General caste population has increased by 24%; Schedule caste population has increased by 29%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 51.1% and child population has increased by 9.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nainital

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25.1% 24% 29% 51.1% 9.4%
Male 23.3% 22.3% 26.8% 48% 9.8%
Female 27.1% 25.8% 31.5% 54.4% 8.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 934 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 933, in schedule caste is 935 and in schedule tribe is 972. There are 902 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 28 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nainital

Total General SC ST Child
Change 28 26 34 40 -8
2011 934 933 935 972 902
2001 906 907 901 932 910

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

Literacy

Total about 7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 3.9 lakh are male and about 3.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nainital is 84%. 90% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nainital

Total Male Female
Change 5.5% 3.8% 7.7%
2011 83.9% 90.1% 77.3%
2001 78.4% 86.3% 69.6%

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

Workers profile

Nainital has 39% (about 3.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 26% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nainital

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.4% 31.1% 8.4% 60.6%
Male 52% 44% 8% 48%
Female 25.9% 17.1% 8.7% 74.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Nainital