Nainital Tahsil, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Nainital district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Nainital district of the state Uttarakhand in India. There are 234 villages in the sub district, among them Beluwakhan is the most populous village with population of 3687 and Kota Range is the least populous village with population of 1. Mukteshwar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 14 km2 and Fatehpur Range (P-3) is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Nainital (NPP) and Bhowali (NPP) Nagar Palika Parishads; Bhimtal (NP) Nagar Panchayat; and Nainital (CB) Cantonment Board.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 78 thousand (52%) are male and about 72 thousand (48%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 28% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nainital tahsil is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 32 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 62% (about 94 thousand) live in Nainital Sub District rural part and 38% (about 57 thousand) population live in the Nainital Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nainital

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 150,389 107,824 41,972 593 17,539
Male 78,365 56,277 21,764 324 9,159
Female 72,024 51,547 20,208 269 8,380

Most populated Villages and Cities in Nainital

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Beluwakhan 3687 Nainital (NPP) 41377
Mahara gaon 2295 Bhimtal (NP) 7722
Darima 2173 Bhowali (NPP) 6309
Supi 2077 Nainital (CB) 1398
Ranibagh 2066
Kuriya Gaon 2033
Gahna 1968
Bohrakote 1653
Alchaunaa 1631
Gethiya 1574

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 921 in Muslims are 851.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nainital

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 150,389 140,797 7,294 1,225 444 455 21 70 83
Male 78,365 73,284 3,940 574 243 226 9 36 53
Female 72,024 67,513 3,354 651 201 229 12 34 30

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 7.5% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 4.6%. General caste population has increased by 4.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 26.2% and child population has decreased by -6.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nainital

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6% 4.9% 8.8% 26.2% -6.5%
Male 4.6% 3.3% 8% 23.7% -6.1%
Female 7.5% 6.6% 9.7% 29.3% -6.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 919 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 916, in schedule caste is 929 and in schedule tribe is 830. There are 915 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nainital

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 29 14 36 -8
2011 919 916 929 830 915
2001 894 887 915 794 923

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Nainital

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chak Devanand 2000 Nainital (NPP) 911
Ling Lagga Mangoli 1500 Bhowali (NPP) 910
Parewa 1419 Bhimtal (NP) 858
Dhanik 1333 Nainital (CB) 799
Dagal Saital 1333
Salwa 1288
Jamanhi 1286
Daun 1285
Kilor 1203
Soon 1187

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 66 thousand are male and about 53 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nainital is 89%. 95% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nainital

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 2.7% 8.0%
2011 89.2% 94.8% 83.1%
2001 84.1% 92.1% 75.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Nainital

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
North Gola Range 100 Nainital (CB) 96
Chak Devanand 100 Bhimtal (NP) 94
Dagal Saital 100 Bhowali (NPP) 93
Kota Range 100 Nainital (NPP) 93
Sariatal 100
Amritpur 99
Vargoment 98
Kanal Gaon 97
Dungsil Shah 97
Sirmauli 96

Workers profile

Nainital has 42% (about 63 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 30% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nainital

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 41.8% 33.6% 8.2% 58.2%
Male 52.7% 44.9% 7.8% 47.3%
Female 29.8% 21.2% 8.6% 70.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Nainital

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mukteshwar 14 Bhowali (NPP) 21.2
Darima 7.8 Nainital (NPP) 11.7
Saur 6.7 Bhimtal (NP) 4
Supi 6.1 Nainital (CB) 2.6
Badhni 6.1
Satauli 6
Jalna Bhagoti 5.5
Sural Gaon 5.4
Banana 5.3
Pinrao 5.2