Pithoragarh Tahsil, with population of about 1.7 lakh is Pithoragarh district's the most populous sub district, located in Pithoragarh district of the state Uttarakhand in India. There are 324 villages in the sub district, among them Kasani is the most populous village with population of 2839 and Rauliya Gaon is the least populous village with population of 2. Dobans is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and Lunthura is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Pithoragarh (NPP) Nagar Palika Parishad.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.7 lakh people, among them about 84 thousand (50%) are male and about 83 thousand (50%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pithoragarh tahsil is 13%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are about 40 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 66% (about 1.1 lakh) live in Pithoragarh Sub District rural part and 34% (about 56 thousand) population live in the Pithoragarh Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 166,801 128,856 36,367 1,578 21,152
Male 83,912 64,785 18,319 808 12,073
Female 82,889 64,071 18,048 770 9,079

Most populated Villages and Cities in Pithoragarh

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kasani 2839 Pithoragarh (NPP) 56044
Bharkatiya Joshi 2646
Lelu 2545
Majirkanda 2404
Sujai 2207
Suwakote 2036
Marsoli Bhat 1845
Dola 1768
Gogana 1457
Bans Maitoli 1359

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 993 in Muslims are 746.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 166,801 162,256 3,237 909 134 110 7 26 122
Male 83,912 81,400 1,854 453 69 58 2 11 65
Female 82,889 80,856 1,383 456 65 52 5 15 57

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.7% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 12.4%. General caste population has increased by 10.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23.5% and child population has decreased by -0.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.5% 10.8% 18.8% 23.5% -0.2%
Male 12.4% 10.5% 18.7% 28.3% 5.7%
Female 12.7% 11% 18.9% 18.8% -7.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 988 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 989, in schedule caste is 985 and in schedule tribe is 953. There are 752 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 103 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 4 1 -76 -103
2011 988 989 985 953 752
2001 985 985 984 1029 855

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pithoragarh

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Hareti (Dugri) 1778 Pithoragarh (NPP) 924
Marh Nayabad 1750
Bani 1700
Sarpeta Kela Gaon 1571
Seri 1528
Seri 1508
Naini Nayabad 1500
Bhandari Gaon 1500
Bhaisdhunga 1500
Timalpata 1500

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 68 thousand are male and about 59 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pithoragarh is 87%. 95% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pithoragarh

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 0.3% 7.3%
2011 87.1% 94.7% 79.8%
2001 83.4% 94.4% 72.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pithoragarh

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bagaur 100 Pithoragarh (NPP) 92
Udya Bunga Thalkedar 100
Bhaisdhunga 100
Manthala 100
Balet 100
Doli Birkatiya 98
Bareu 96
Dumet 95
Maithana 95
Dhari Gar 95

Workers profile

Pithoragarh has 40% (about 67 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 35% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pithoragarh

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.2% 30.5% 9.7% 59.8%
Male 45.5% 35.2% 10.3% 54.5%
Female 34.9% 25.7% 9.2% 65.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pithoragarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dobans 11.1 Pithoragarh (NPP) 9
Baraway 10.8
Gogana 9.9
Salla 9.7
Sakun 7.7
Majirkanda 7.6
Katiyani 6.8
Bhateri 6.4
Sail 6
Mankatiya 6