Akhnoor Tahsil, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Jammu district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Jammu district of the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are 207 villages in the sub district, among them Sungal is the most populous village with population of 8090 and Dub is the least populous village with population of 9. Nathal is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 32 km2 and Gari Nanda is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Akhnoor (MC), Khore (MC) and Jourian (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (47%) are female. 71% of the whole population are from general caste, 27% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Akhnoor tahsil is 13%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are about 54 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 2.2 lakh) live in Akhnoor Sub District rural part and 13% (about 32 thousand) population live in the Akhnoor Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Akhnoor

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 250,446 178,244 67,406 4,796 31,975
Male 133,592 96,225 34,830 2,537 17,940
Female 116,854 82,019 32,576 2,259 14,035

Most populated Villages and Cities in Akhnoor

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Sungal 8090 Akhnoor (MC) 20756
Pallan Wala 7222 Khore (MC) 6931
Gurah Jagir 3880 Jourian (MC) 3934
Khore 3796
Gandharwan 3739
Pargawal 3606
Kot Maira 3594
Pingiari 3522
Dahok Khalsa 3341
Anmbaran 3274

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 879 in Muslims are 872 and in Sikhs are 696.

Religion wise population 2011 - Akhnoor

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 250,446 237,277 6,145 1,321 4,678 49 15 147 814
Male 133,592 126,258 3,282 737 2,759 31 9 72 444
Female 116,854 111,019 2,863 584 1,919 18 6 75 370

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18.3% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 15.1%. General caste population has increased by 14.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 112.9% and child population has increased by 15.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Akhnoor

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.6% 14.7% 18% 112.9% 15.4%
Male 15.1% 13% 17.4% 116.7% 19.1%
Female 18.3% 16.7% 18.6% 108.8% 11%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 875 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 852, in schedule caste is 935 and in schedule tribe is 890. There are 782 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 58 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Akhnoor

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 27 9 -34 -58
2011 875 852 935 890 782
2001 852 825 926 924 840

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Akhnoor

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pail 2200 Jourian (MC) 966
Dadora 1396 Khore (MC) 958
Bardiyal 1219 Akhnoor (MC) 489
Seetriala 1219
Chak Biasa 1217
Badhan 1173
Chhani Diwanan 1159
Gujral 1139
Phagal 1120
Man Chak 1104

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 99 thousand are male and about 71 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Akhnoor is 78%. 86% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Akhnoor

Total Male Female
Change 6.1% 3.5% 9.5%
2011 78.1% 85.8% 69.4%
2001 72% 82.3% 59.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Akhnoor

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Rakh Muthi 99 Akhnoor (MC) 92
Chhani Diwanan 89 Jourian (MC) 83
Datial 89 Khore (MC) 82
Dadora 89
Marchanji 88
Khohara 88
Pallan Wala 87
Dar 87
Garar 86
Dhangar 86

Workers profile

Akhnoor has 34% (about 85 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 14% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Akhnoor

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34% 22.2% 11.8% 66%
Male 51.1% 35.9% 15.2% 48.9%
Female 14.4% 6.5% 7.8% 85.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Akhnoor

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Nathal 31.6 Jourian (MC) 3.5
Dori 25.2 Khore (MC) 3.4
Mala 24.7 Akhnoor (MC) 1.9
Jogwan 24.7
Sungal 23.7
Chohara 19.5
Bandral Khurd 17.4
Pargawal 15.5
Majhoor 15.3
Mawa Brahmana 15.2