Shekhasar Village, with population of 482 is Jaisalmer sub district's the 136th most populous village, located in Jaisalmer sub district of Jaisalmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Shekhasar village is 3 km2 and it is the 6th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 144 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jaisalmer and distance from Shekhasar village to Jaisalmer is 85 km. Pin code of Shekhasar village is 345033. Jaisalmer is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 85 km. District head quarter of the village is Jaisalmer which is 85 km away.


The village is home to 482 people, among them 271 (56%) are male and 211 (44%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shekhasar village is 22%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 110 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -81.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2594. Female population growth rate of the village is -80.5% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of -82.1%. General caste population has decreased by -86%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -46.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -65.4% and child population has decreased by -78.9% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 779 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 781, in schedule caste is 747 and in schedule tribe is 929. There are 891 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 65 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 142 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 210 people in the village are literate, among them 147 are male and 63 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shekhasar is 56%. 68% of male and 39% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by -4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Workers profile

Shekhasar has 68% (329) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 69% male and 67% female population are working population. 68% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 65% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.