South West District, with population of about 22.9 lakh is Nct Of Delhi's the 4th most populous district, located in the state Nct Of Delhi in India. Total geographical area of South West district is 421 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 5446 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Najafgarh is the most populous sub district with population of about 13.7 lakh and Delhi Cantonment is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.9 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 22.9 lakh people, among them about 12.5 lakh (54%) are male and about 10.5 lakh (46%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of South West district is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 4.9 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 21.5 lakh) live in South West District urban part and 6% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the South West District rural part. Rural population density of South West district is 935 and urban population density is 8040 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - South West

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,292,958 1,974,550 318,408 0 267,989
Male 1,246,046 1,075,841 170,205 0 145,285
Female 1,046,912 898,709 148,203 0 122,704

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in South West

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Najafgarh 1365152 Dichaon Kalan 27255 Delhi Cantonment 110351
Vasant Vihar 641666 Qutab Pur 26275 Kapas Hera (CT) 74073
Delhi Cantonment 286140 Dhansa 6834 Roshan Pura alias Dichaon Khurd (CT) 57217
Goela Khurd 6834 Nangli Sakrawati (CT) 37706
Salah Pur 5210 Dindar Pur (CT) 35856
Isa Pur 5056 Malik Pur Kohi alias Rang Puri (CT) 23726
Paprawat 4412 Moradabad Pahari (CT) 21502
Goman Hera 4256 Jharoda Kalan (CT) 19578
Kangan Heri 3829 Rajokri (CT) 19148
Pindwala Kalan 3779 Sambhalka (CT) 17076

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 843 in Muslims are 721 and in Sikhs are 933

Religion wise population 2011 - South West

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,292,958 2,102,743 112,691 31,226 31,692 2,784 9,215 266 2,341
Male 1,246,046 1,141,018 65,491 15,478 16,397 1,461 4,747 131 1,323
Female 1,046,912 961,725 47,200 15,748 15,295 1,323 4,468 135 1,018

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 30.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 35.7% which is 9% higher than male population growth rate of 26.7%. General caste population has increased by 32%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23% and child population has increased by 7% in the district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30.6% 32% 23% 0% 7%
Male 26.7% 27.7% 20.4% 0% 7.1%
Female 35.7% 37.4% 26.2% 0% 6.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 840 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 835, in schedule caste is 871. There are 845 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 56 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - South West

Total General SC ST Child
Change 56 59 40 0 -1
2011 840 835 871 0 845
2001 784 776 831 0 846

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

Literacy

Total about 17.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 10.3 lakh are male and about 7.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of South West is 88%. 93% 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 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - South West

Total Male Female
Change 4.7% 3.2% 6.9%
2011 88.3% 93.1% 82.5%
2001 83.6% 89.9% 75.6%

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

Workers profile

South West has 35% (about 8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 12% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - South West

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.7% 32.7% 2% 65.3%
Male 53.6% 51.1% 2.5% 46.4%
Female 12.2% 10.8% 1.3% 87.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in South West