Garkon Village, with population of 1287 is Kargil sub district's the 18th most populous village, located in Kargil sub district of Kargil district in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Garkon village is 2 km2 and it is the 14th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 634 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Kargil and distance from Garkon village to Kargil is 45 km. Pin code of Garkon village is 194103. The village comes under Garkon panchayat. Kargil is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 45 km. District head quarter of the village is Kargil which is 45 km away.

Demographics

The village is home to 1287 people, among them 662 (51%) are male and 625 (49%) are female. 2% of the whole population are from general caste and 98% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Garkon village is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 242 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Garkon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,287 23 0 1,264 206
Male 662 12 0 650 109
Female 625 11 0 614 97

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -0.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1293. Female population growth rate of the village is 25% which is 41.5% higher than male population growth rate of -16.5%. General caste population has decreased by -91.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.3% and child population has decreased by 0% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Garkon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1 -92 0 25 0
Male -17 -96 0 28 8
Female 25 1,000 0 23 -8

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 944 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 917, and in schedule tribe is 945. There are 890 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 313 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 150 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Garkon

Total General SC ST Child
Change 313 913 0 -33 -150
2011 944 917 0 945 890
2001 631 4 0 978 1,040

Literacy

Total 652 people in the village are literate, among them 376 are male and 276 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Garkon is 60%. 68% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -5%. Male literacy has gone down by -11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Garkon

Total Male Female
Change -5 -11 11
2011 60 68 52
2001 65 79 42

Workers profile

Garkon has 20% (257) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 32% male and 7% female population are working population. 11% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 21% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 2% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Garkon

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 20 7 13 80
Male 32 11 21 68
Female 7 2 5 93