Skur Buchan Village, with population of 1932 is Khalsi sub district's the most populous village, located in Khalsi sub district of Leh(Ladakh) district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Skur Buchan village is 5 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 426 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Leh and distance from Skur Buchan village to Leh is 122 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Skur Buchan village is 194106. The village comes under N.a. panchayat. Khalsi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 20 km. District head quarter of the village is Leh which is 125 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 1932 people, among them 916 (47%) are male and 1016 (53%) are female. 1% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 99% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Skur Buchan village is 13%, among them 57% are boys and 43% are girls. There are 299 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Skur Buchan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,932 23 4 1,905 243
Male 916 13 2 901 138
Female 1,016 10 2 1,004 105

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -13.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2233. Female population growth rate of the village is -11% which is 5% higher than male population growth rate of -16%. General caste population has increased by 76.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -14.2% and child population has decreased by -6.2% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Skur Buchan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -14 77 0 -14 -6
Male -16 18 0 -17 11
Female -11 400 0 -12 -22

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1109 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 769, in schedule caste is 1000 and in schedule tribe is 1114. There are 761 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 62 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 328 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Skur Buchan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 62 587 1,000 58 -328
2011 1,109 769 1,000 1,114 761
2001 1,047 182 0 1,056 1,089

Literacy

Total 1117 people in the village are literate, among them 555 are male and 562 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Skur Buchan is 66%. 71% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Skur Buchan

Total Male Female
Change 10 8 13
2011 66 71 62
2001 56 63 49

Workers profile

Skur Buchan has 67% (1290) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 66% male and 67% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 40% of total female population are main and 27% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Skur Buchan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 67 45 22 33
Male 67 50 17 34
Female 67 40 27 33