Kotdwara Tahsil, with population of about 1.8 lakh is Garhwal district's the most populous sub district, located in Garhwal district of the state Uttarakhand in India. There are 301 villages in the sub district, among them Sona Nadi Range (P-2) is the most populous village with population of 7168 and Silogi is the least populous village with population of 3. Dugadda Range (P-1) is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 81 km2 and Kalabad (Giwai Srot) is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 5 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kotdwara (NPP + OG) Nagar Palika Parishad and Out Growth; Kotdwara (NPP) and Dogadda (NPP) Nagar Palika Parishads Kashirampur (CT) and Padampur Sukhran (CT) Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 87 thousand (49%) are male and about 89 thousand (51%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kotdwara tahsil is 12%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 39 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 68% (about 1.2 lakh) live in Kotdwara Sub District rural part and 32% (about 56 thousand) population live in the Kotdwara Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kotdwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 175,232 149,203 24,514 1,515 21,289
Male 86,530 73,317 12,422 791 11,411
Female 88,702 75,886 12,092 724 9,878

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kotdwara

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Sona Nadi Range (P-2) 7168 Kotdwara (NPP + OG) 33035
Shivpur 4889 Kotdwara (NPP) 28859
Sitabpur 4636 Kashirampur (CT) 10837
Shibbu Nagar 3949 Padampur Sukhran (CT) 9802
Balasaur 3825 Dogadda (NPP) 2422
Padampur 3459
Balbhadrapur 2843
Jhandi Chor Purwi 2753
Nimu Chor 2499
Jhandi Chor Pachhimi 2419

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1042 in Muslims are 880.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kotdwara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 175,232 157,453 16,244 781 456 15 80 10 193
Male 86,530 77,097 8,642 381 248 8 41 5 108
Female 88,702 80,356 7,602 400 208 7 39 5 85

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -9.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -9.1% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of -10.3%. General caste population has decreased by -12.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.6% and child population has decreased by -22.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kotdwara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -9.7% -12.7% 12.3% 16.6% -22.3%
Male -10.3% -13.2% 10.3% 10.2% -20.5%
Female -9.1% -12.2% 14.4% 24.6% -24.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1025 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1035, in schedule caste is 973 and in schedule tribe is 915. There are 866 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 increased by 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 43 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kotdwara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 11 35 106 -43
2011 1025 1035 973 915 866
2001 1012 1024 938 809 909

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kotdwara

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tairi 7000 Padampur Sukhran (CT) 1162
Umalda 2667 Dogadda (NPP) 993
Silogi 2000 Kashirampur (CT) 987
Rohani Talli 2000 Kotdwara (NPP + OG) 925
Irabara 2000 Kotdwara (NPP) 909
Kandwan 1909
Chanda Palla 1857
Chopra Laga Bhadali 1857
Gola Talla 1769
Kathud 1714

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 70 thousand are male and about 64 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kotdwara is 87%. 93% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kotdwara

Total Male Female
Change 6.4% 3.0% 9.8%
2011 87.1% 93.5% 81.1%
2001 80.7% 90.5% 71.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kotdwara

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhawanipur 100 Padampur Sukhran (CT) 94
Silogi 100 Dogadda (NPP) 90
Simalya 100 Kashirampur (CT) 90
Bor Gaon 100 Kotdwara (NPP + OG) 86
Bhadali Walli 100 Kotdwara (NPP) 85
Tairi 100
Paletha 100
Gainoli 100
Saina 100
Mawkibadi 97

Workers profile

Kotdwara has 29% (about 51 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 43% male and 15% female population are working population. 33% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kotdwara

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 28.9% 20.4% 8.5% 71.1%
Male 42.9% 33.2% 9.7% 57.1%
Female 15.3% 7.9% 7.3% 84.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kotdwara