Doda Tahsil, with population of about 2 lakh is Doda district's the most populous sub district, located in Doda district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 126 villages in the sub district, among them Desa is the most populous village with population of 8728 and Kukrasu is the least populous village with population of 31. Desa is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 221 km2 and Kukrasu is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Doda (MC) Municipal Committee.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 97 thousand (48%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Doda tahsil is 18%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 41 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 89% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Doda Sub District rural part and 11% (about 22 thousand) population live in the Doda Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Doda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 202,716 169,841 22,361 10,514 35,849
Male 106,209 89,300 11,390 5,519 18,608
Female 96,507 80,541 10,971 4,995 17,241

Most populated Villages and Cities in Doda

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Desa 8728 Doda (MC) 21605
Bajarni 7981
Dhandal 7906
Chaka 6486
Mund Dhar 6279
Bhagwa 5907
Arnora 4519
Charrote 3904
Bayota 3556
Dhara 3441

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 52% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 47% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 914 in Hindus are 905.

Religion wise population 2011 - Doda

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 202,716 95,943 105,875 266 287 17 17 1 310
Male 106,209 50,364 55,306 168 183 7 9 1 171
Female 96,507 45,579 50,569 98 104 10 8 0 139

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 29.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 29.7% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 28.7%. General caste population has increased by 28.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 43.1% and child population has increased by 31.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Doda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.2% 28.9% 25.6% 43.1% 31.3%
Male 28.7% 28.4% 26.4% 40.6% 33.9%
Female 29.7% 29.5% 24.8% 45.9% 28.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 909 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 902, in schedule caste is 963 and in schedule tribe is 905. There are 927 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 39 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Doda

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 8 -13 33 -39
2011 909 902 963 905 927
2001 902 894 976 872 966

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Doda

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pranu 1224 Doda (MC) 728
Kotahri 1221
Dongro 1067
Kumarri 1064
Saras 1058
Shaerna Khurd 1048
Saronda 1048
Sohanda 1047
Thalsara 1042
Hud 1038

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 67 thousand are male and about 38 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Doda is 63%. 77% of male and 48% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Doda

Total Male Female
Change 14.0% 10.3% 18.5%
2011 62.9% 76.6% 47.9%
2001 48.9% 66.3% 29.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Doda

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kukrasu 93 Doda (MC) 85
Shaerna Khurd 90
Arnora 85
Gangalwar 83
Jathi 81
Gangatah 81
Sohanda 81
Shewa 81
Mechrota Kalan 79
Shaerna Kalan 78

Workers profile

Doda has 36% (about 73 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 24% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 18% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Doda

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.9% 18.7% 17.3% 64.1%
Male 47.1% 30.9% 16.2% 52.9%
Female 23.6% 5.2% 18.4% 76.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Doda

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Desa 220.9 Doda (MC) 14.3
Bayota 53.5
Dhandal 47.3
Goddi 37.2
Bhart 31.8
Gadetar 26.9
Bajarni 25.8
Magota 23.2
Chaka 21.3
Sarak 19.6