Hardwar District, with population of about 18.9 lakh is Uttarakhand's the most populous district, located in the state Uttarakhand in India. Total geographical area of Hardwar district is 2360 km2 and it is the 4th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 801 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Roorkee is the most populous sub district with population of about 10 lakh and Laksar is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.4 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 18.9 lakh people, among them about 10.1 lakh (53%) are male and about 8.9 lakh (47%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Hardwar district is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 3.4 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 63% (about 12 lakh) live in Hardwar District rural part and 37% (about 6.9 lakh) population live in the Hardwar District urban part. Rural population density of Hardwar district is 535 and urban population density is 5717 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Hardwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,890,422 1,472,825 411,274 6,323 285,693
Male 1,005,295 783,929 217,981 3,385 152,173
Female 885,127 688,896 193,293 2,938 133,520

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Hardwar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Roorkee 996344 Salempur Mahdood 21645 Hardwar (NPP + OG) 231338
Hardwar 657829 Bhagtanpur Abidpur Urf Ibrahim 20306 Hardwar (NPP) 228832
Laksar 236249 Rampur 17821 Roorkee (NPP) 118200
Sitapur Mazara Jwalapur 16469 Manglaur (NPP) 52971
Sultanpur Adampur 16042 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Ranipur (ITS) 46948
Padartha Urf Dhanpura 13260 Dhandera (CT) 23276
Sikraudha 12386 Laksar (NP) 21760
Badheri Rajputan 10684 Landhaura (NP) 18370
Khedi Shikohpur 10290 Rawali Mahdood (CT) 17467
Libbarhedi 10145 Jagjeetpur (CT) 15043

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 64% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 864 in Muslims are 915 and in Sikhs are 787.

Religion wise population 2011 - Hardwar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,890,422 1,214,935 648,119 4,878 17,364 709 2,501 46 1,870
Male 1,005,295 651,773 338,449 2,577 9,716 399 1,342 22 1,017
Female 885,127 563,162 309,670 2,301 7,648 310 1,159 24 853

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 30.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 31.9% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of 29.5%. General caste population has increased by 30.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 31%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 101.4% and child population has increased by 8.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Hardwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30.6% 30.3% 31% 101.4% 8.7%
Male 29.5% 29.2% 30% 95.9% 7.8%
Female 31.9% 31.6% 32.1% 108.2% 9.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 880 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 879, in schedule caste is 887 and in schedule tribe is 868. There are 877 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 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Hardwar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 16 15 51 15
2011 880 879 887 868 877
2001 865 863 872 817 862

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

Literacy

Total about 11.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.9 lakh are male and about 4.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Hardwar is 73%. 81% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Hardwar

Total Male Female
Change 9.7% 7.2% 12.7%
2011 73.4% 81% 64.8%
2001 63.7% 73.8% 52.1%

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

Workers profile

Hardwar has 31% (about 5.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 9% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Hardwar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 30.6% 26.2% 4.4% 69.4%
Male 49.5% 43.8% 5.7% 50.5%
Female 9.1% 6.2% 2.9% 90.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Hardwar