West District, with population of about 25.4 lakh is Nct Of Delhi's the 3rd most populous district, located in the state Nct Of Delhi in India. Total geographical area of West district is 130 km2 and it is the 4th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 19563 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Patel Nagar is the most populous sub district with population of about 12.6 lakh and Rajouri Garden is the least populous sub district with population of about 4.8 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 25.4 lakh people, among them about 13.6 lakh (53%) are male and about 11.9 lakh (47%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of West district is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 5.3 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of West district live in the West District urban part. Rural population density of West district is 936 and urban population density is 20601 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - West

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,543,243 2,166,771 376,472 0 288,421
Male 1,356,240 1,156,142 200,098 0 154,088
Female 1,187,003 1,010,629 176,374 0 134,333

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in West

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Patel Nagar 1262158 Jaffar Pur alias Hiran Kudna 3783 Nangloi Jat (CT) 205596
Punjabi Bagh 799453 Neel Wal 2637 Nangloi Jat (CT) 205596
Rajouri Garden 481632 Hastsal (CT) 176877
Mundka (CT) 54541
Bapraula (CT) 52744
Nilothi (CT) 43371
Shafi Pur Ranhola (CT) 31944
Quammruddin Nagar (CT) 25126
Raja Pur Khurd (CT) 19312
Bakkar Wala (CT) 18122

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Sikhs which contribute 11% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 872 in Sikhs are 941 and in Muslims are 790.

Religion wise population 2011 - West

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,543,243 2,087,294 149,807 18,337 271,752 1,993 11,322 273 2,465
Male 1,356,240 1,115,285 83,674 8,854 139,971 1,035 5,828 156 1,437
Female 1,187,003 972,009 66,133 9,483 131,781 958 5,494 117 1,028

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 22.9% which is 6.3% higher than male population growth rate of 16.6%. General caste population has increased by 19.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.5% and child population has decreased by -0.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - West

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.5% 19.6% 18.5% 0% -0.4%
Male 16.6% 16.6% 16.4% 0% -1.1%
Female 22.9% 23.2% 21% 0% 0.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 875 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 874, in schedule caste is 881. There are 872 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 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - West

Total General SC ST Child
Change 45 47 33 0 13
2011 875 874 881 0 872
2001 830 827 848 0 859

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

Literacy

Total about 19.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 10.9 lakh are male and about 8.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of West is 87%. 91% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - West

Total Male Female
Change 3.6% 3.2% 4.4%
2011 87% 91% 82.4%
2001 83.4% 87.8% 78%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Patel Nagar 88 Neel Wal 85 Delhi 89
Rajouri Garden 87 Jaffar Pur alias Hiran Kudna 78 Delhi 89
Punjabi Bagh 85 Delhi 87
Quammruddin Nagar (CT) 87
Tilang Pur Kotla (CT) 85
Mundka (CT) 85
Hastsal (CT) 84
Nangloi Jat (CT) 83
Nangloi Jat (CT) 83
Raja Pur Khurd (CT) 82

Workers profile

West has 34% (about 8.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 12% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - West

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.4% 33% 1.4% 65.6%
Male 54% 52.2% 1.8% 46%
Female 11.9% 11.1% 0.9% 88.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in West