Hardwar Tahsil, with population of about 6.6 lakh is Hardwar district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Hardwar district of the state Uttarakhand in India. There are 121 villages in the sub district, among them Salempur Mahdood is the most populous village with population of about 22 thousand and Sirsali is the least populous village with population of 1. Dhaulkhand Range is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 96 km2 and Mohd Alipur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 6 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Hardwar (NPP + OG) Nagar Palika Parishad and Out Growth; Hardwar (NPP) Nagar Palika Parishad; Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Ranipur (ITS) Industrial Township; Rawali Mahdood (CT), Jagjeetpur (CT) and Bahadarabad (CT) Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.6 lakh people, among them about 3.5 lakh (53%) are male and about 3.1 lakh (47%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Hardwar tahsil is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.3 lakh households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 51% (about 3.4 lakh) live in Hardwar Sub District rural part and 49% (about 3.2 lakh) population live in the Hardwar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Hardwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 657,829 520,219 133,086 4,524 95,738
Male 348,763 276,215 70,129 2,419 50,621
Female 309,066 244,004 62,957 2,105 45,117

Most populated Villages and Cities in Hardwar

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 73% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 25% 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 874 in Muslims are 921 and in Sikhs are 882.

Religion wise population 2011 - Hardwar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 657,829 478,166 167,592 1,650 8,264 365 1,058 33 701
Male 348,763 255,129 87,246 865 4,392 196 541 17 377
Female 309,066 223,037 80,346 785 3,872 169 517 16 324

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 37.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 39% which is 3.5% higher than male population growth rate of 35.5%. General caste population has increased by 35.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 43.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 50.4% and child population has increased by 22.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Hardwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 37.1% 35.6% 43.1% 50.4% 22.4%
Male 35.5% 34.1% 41.2% 46.4% 21.6%
Female 39% 37.3% 45.4% 55.2% 23.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 886 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 883, in schedule caste is 898 and in schedule tribe is 870. There are 891 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 22 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Hardwar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 22 20 26 49 12
2011 886 883 898 870 891
2001 864 863 872 821 879

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Hardwar

Literacy

Total about 4.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.5 lakh are male and about 1.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Hardwar is 77%. 83% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Hardwar

Total Male Female
Change 7.4% 5.2% 10.0%
2011 76.6% 83.1% 69.1%
2001 69.2% 77.9% 59.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Hardwar

Workers profile

Hardwar has 32% (about 2.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 10% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Hardwar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.9% 27.2% 4.7% 68.1%
Male 51.1% 45.2% 5.9% 48.9%
Female 10.2% 6.9% 3.3% 89.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Hardwar