Jaisalmer District Rural Part, with population of about 5.8 lakh is Rajasthan's the least rural populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Jaisalmer district rural part is about 38 thousand km2 and it is the biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 15 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Pokaran Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 2.8 lakh and Fatehgarh Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 1 lakh.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Jaisalmer and Pokaran Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 5.8 lakh people, among them about 3.1 lakh (54%) are male and about 2.7 lakh (46%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jaisalmer district rural part is 20%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Jaisalmer district rural part is 15 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 580,894 454,233 89,388 37,273 117,527
Male 312,447 245,134 47,555 19,758 62,734
Female 268,447 209,099 41,833 17,515 54,793

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 28% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 840 in Muslims are 913.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 580,894 417,460 160,064 487 1,282 55 1,217 29 300
Male 312,447 226,844 83,671 312 757 37 635 12 179
Female 268,447 190,616 76,393 175 525 18 582 17 121

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 34.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 37.3% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 32.2%. General caste population has increased by 33.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 35.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 52.3% and child population has increased by 18.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34.5% 33.1% 35.4% 52.3% 18.8%
Male 32.2% 30.3% 35.4% 51.6% 18.6%
Female 37.3% 36.5% 35.5% 53.1% 19.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 859 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 853, in schedule caste is 880 and in schedule tribe is 886. There are 873 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 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total General SC ST Child
Change 32 39 1 8 3
2011 859 853 880 886 873
2001 827 814 879 878 870

Literacy

Total about 2.5 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.7 lakh are male and about 76 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jaisalmer is 54%. 69% of male and 36% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jaisalmer

Total Male Female
Change 7.0% 6.7% 8.2%
2011 53.8% 69.4% 35.5%
2001 46.8% 62.7% 27.3%

Workers profile

Jaisalmer has 44% (about 2.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 38% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jaisalmer

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 44.4% 25.5% 18.9% 55.6%
Male 49.8% 36.1% 13.7% 50.2%
Female 38.2% 13.1% 25.1% 61.8%