Jerat Village, with population of 522 is Jaisalmer sub district's the 123rd most populous village, located in Jaisalmer sub district of Jaisalmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Jerat village is 20 km2 and it is the 111st smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 26 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jaisalmer and distance from Jerat village to Jaisalmer is 22 km. Pin code of Jerat village is 345001. Jaisalmer is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 22 km. District head quarter of the village is Jaisalmer which is 22 km away. 1.03 square kilometer (5%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to 522 people, among them 276 (53%) are male and 246 (47%) are female. 62% of the whole population are from general caste and 38% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jerat village is 23%, among them 47% are boys and 53% are girls. There are 104 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 50% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 348. Female population growth rate of the village is 61.8% which is 21% higher than male population growth rate of 40.8%. General caste population has increased by 36.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 78.6% and child population has increased by 34.4% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 891 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 809, and in schedule tribe is 1041. There are 1123 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 115 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 123 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Literacy

Total 183 people in the village are literate, among them 141 are male and 42 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jerat is 46%. 64% of male and 23% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -2%. Male literacy has gone down by -5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Workers profile

Jerat has 49% (255) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 48% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 46% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.