North West District, with population of about 36.6 lakh is Nct Of Delhi's the most populous district, located in the state Nct Of Delhi in India. Total geographical area of North West district is 443 km2 and it is the biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 8254 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Saraswati Vihar is the most populous sub district with population of about 22.5 lakh and Model Town is the least populous sub district with population of about 6 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 36.6 lakh people, among them about 19.6 lakh (54%) are male and about 17 lakh (46%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of North West district is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 7.4 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 34.4 lakh) live in North West District urban part and 6% (about 2.1 lakh) population live in the North West District rural part. Rural population density of North West district is 1253 and urban population density is 12645 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - North West

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,656,539 2,959,302 697,237 0 449,894
Male 1,960,922 1,589,376 371,546 0 241,169
Female 1,695,617 1,369,926 325,691 0 208,725

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in North West

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Saraswati Vihar 2250816 Holambi Kalan 42392 Kirari Suleman Nagar (CT) 283211
Narela 809913 Mamoor Pur 18937 Bhalswa Jahangir Pur (CT) 197148
Model Town 595810 Saoda 16309 Sultan Pur Majra (CT) 181554
Holambi Khurd 7630 Pooth Kalan (CT) 96002
Jonti 5059 Bawana (CT) 73680
Ochandi 4687 Sahibabad Daulat Pur (CT) 54773
Singhu 4564 Begum Pur (CT) 53682
Bazid Pur Thakran 4456 Nithari (CT) 50464
Sultan Pur Dabas 4399 Libas Pur (CT) 44375
Palla 4221 Karala (CT) 35730

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 863 in Muslims are 845 and in Sikhs are 935.

Religion wise population 2011 - North West

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,656,539 3,211,042 291,330 14,100 92,129 2,281 43,460 345 1,852
Male 1,960,922 1,723,527 157,911 6,938 47,621 1,202 22,513 177 1,033
Female 1,695,617 1,487,515 133,419 7,162 44,508 1,079 20,947 168 819

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 27.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 28.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 31.5% which is 6.7% higher than male population growth rate of 24.8%. General caste population has increased by 28.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26% and child population has increased by 4.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - North West

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27.8% 28.2% 26% 0% 4.4%
Male 24.8% 25.1% 23.5% 0% 3.9%
Female 31.5% 32.1% 29.1% 0% 5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 865 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 862, in schedule caste is 877. There are 865 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 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - North West

Total General SC ST Child
Change 45 46 38 0 8
2011 865 862 877 0 865
2001 820 816 839 0 857

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in North West

Literacy

Total about 27.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 15.4 lakh are male and about 11.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of North West is 84%. 90% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - North West

Total Male Female
Change 3.8% 3.0% 5.3%
2011 84.4% 89.7% 78.4%
2001 80.6% 86.7% 73.1%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in North West

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Saraswati Vihar 86 Jonti 89 Lad Pur (CT) 89
Model Town 84 Iradat Nagar alias Naya Bans 89 Delhi 88
Narela 81 Tigi Pur 89 Khera Kalan (CT) 87
Rasool Pur 88 Delhi 87
Hareoli 88 Khera Khurd (CT) 87
Katewara 88 Ali Pur (CT) 86
Taj Pur Kalan 88 Karala (CT) 86
Hiranki 88 Mohammad Pur Majri (CT) 86
Mohd. Pur Ramzan Pur 88 Pooth Kalan (CT) 86
Garhi Rindhala 88 Delhi 86

Workers profile

North West has 33% (about 11.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 10% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - North West

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.5% 31% 1.5% 67.5%
Male 52.1% 50.1% 2% 47.9%
Female 9.8% 8.9% 0.8% 90.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in North West