Vikasnagar Tahsil, with population of about 3.2 lakh is Dehradun district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Dehradun district of the state Uttarakhand in India. There are 136 villages in the sub district, among them East Hopetown is the most populous village with population of about 21 thousand and Choharpur Range is the least populous village with population of 10. Timli Range is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 99 km2 and Binaspur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Central Hope Town (CT) and Jiwangarh (CT) Census Towns; Vikasnagar (NPP) Nagar Palika Parishad; and Herbertpur (NP) Nagar Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.2 lakh people, among them about 1.7 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (48%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vikasnagar tahsil is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 62 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 2.7 lakh) live in Vikasnagar Sub District rural part and 17% (about 52 thousand) population live in the Vikasnagar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vikasnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 317,482 249,639 39,310 28,533 43,489
Male 166,452 130,722 20,687 15,043 22,622
Female 151,030 118,917 18,623 13,490 20,867

Most populated Villages and Cities in Vikasnagar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
East Hopetown 20840 Central Hope Town (CT) 16880
Dhakrani(Dehat) 12757 Vikasnagar (NPP) 13927
Dakpathar 9897 Jiwangarh (CT) 11870
Sahas Pur 8841 Herbertpur (NP) 9782
Shankerpur Hakumatpur 8369
Chharba 7268
Rasulpur 7055
Nawabgarh 6747
Jamni Pur 6126
Badam Wala 5054

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 71% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 27% 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 908 in Muslims are 913 and in Sikhs are 875.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vikasnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 317,482 224,013 86,292 2,383 2,526 1,357 540 21 350
Male 166,452 117,435 45,115 1,230 1,347 838 286 14 187
Female 151,030 106,578 41,177 1,153 1,179 519 254 7 163

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 36.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 36.4% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 36.4%. General caste population has increased by 35.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 37.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 42.8% and child population has increased by 16% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vikasnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 36.4% 35.5% 37.9% 42.8% 16%
Male 36.4% 35.9% 36.7% 40.5% 14.9%
Female 36.4% 35% 39.2% 45.5% 17.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 907 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 910, in schedule caste is 900 and in schedule tribe is 897. There are 922 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has decreased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vikasnagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 -6 16 31 17
2011 907 910 900 897 922
2001 908 916 884 866 905

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Vikasnagar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Podwala 1199 Jiwangarh (CT) 934
Harnaul 1164 Vikasnagar (NPP) 929
Birabari 1158 Herbertpur (NP) 901
Tauli 1130 Central Hope Town (CT) 798
Chandpur Khurd 1103
Malhangrant 1085
Kharakhet 1077
Dhaulas 1071
Saliyawala 1066
Ambari T.K Jungle 1065

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 92 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vikasnagar is 78%. 84% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vikasnagar

Total Male Female
Change 8.9% 6.4% 11.5%
2011 78% 84.4% 70.9%
2001 69.1% 78% 59.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Vikasnagar

Workers profile

Vikasnagar has 31% (about 100 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 11% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vikasnagar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.4% 25.3% 6.1% 68.6%
Male 49.7% 41.4% 8.4% 50.3%
Female 11.2% 7.6% 3.6% 88.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vikasnagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Timli Range 99.1 Central Hope Town (CT) 12.7
Malhan Range 75.9 Jiwangarh (CT) 4.1
Langha Range 67.3 Herbertpur (NP) 3.3
Choharpur Range 66.8 Vikasnagar (NPP) 3.1
Jhajra Range 59.9
East Hopetown 21.9
Misraspatti 20.4
Shisham Bara 16.5
Chharba 15.7
Kandhauli 15.2