Sankhla Village, with population of 823 is Jaisalmer sub district's the 76th most populous village, located in Jaisalmer sub district of Jaisalmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Sankhla village is 104 km2 and it is the 55th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 8 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jaisalmer and distance from Sankhla village to Jaisalmer is 65 km. Pin code of Sankhla village is 345033. Jaisalmer is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 65 km. District head quarter of the village is Jaisalmer which is 65 km away. 20.7 square kilometer (20%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 823 people, among them 454 (55%) are male and 369 (45%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sankhla village is 19%, among them 58% are boys and 42% are girls. There are 129 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -22.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1060. Female population growth rate of the village is -21.5% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of -23.1%. General caste population has decreased by -36.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9400%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 187.5% and child population has decreased by -36.7% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 813 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 805, in schedule caste is 759 and in schedule tribe is 971. There are 722 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 79 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 466 people in the village are literate, among them 308 are male and 158 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sankhla is 70%. 85% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 26%. Male literacy has gone up by 20% and female literacy rate has gone up by 34%.

Workers profile

Sankhla has 44% (363) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 41% female population are working population. 33% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 22% are marginal workers.