Inarguably the most beautiful state in the country is the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Surrounded by the Himalayas and many other mountain ranges the state is blessed with deep valleys and breath taking sceneries. Tourism was the main money churner in times when war was not a major issue in the Kashmir valley.
The Population of Jammu and Kashmir according to the 2011 census stands at about 12 million, making it the 19th most populated state in India. The state is located in the northern part of the country and forms the northern boundary of the country. The state is spread over an area of about 220000 sq. km. making it the 10th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 56 and fairly below the national average, this is mainly due to the presence of snow covered hills and mountain ranges in the majority part of the state. The state has also been troubled by acts of terrorism and militancy by the neighboring countries of Pakistan and China. The state has a growth rate of about 23% which slightly exceeds the national growth rate of about 17%. The population of the state is facing many issues which are preventing it from prospering as a flourishing state. The literacy rate in the state is about 68% a figure that needs attention from the government. The constant warring atmosphere and fear of attacks from across the border have impacted the prospects of education in Jammu and Kashmir. The sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir leaves a lot to be desired as it lags behind the national average by a huge gap. The sex ratio will improve only if the government in the state makes efforts to elevate the way of life of women in the Kashmir valley. The statistics in the Jammu and Kashmir Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.
Jammu and Kashmir Table Data
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|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)
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Jammu and Kashmir Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Jammu and Kashmir has population of 1.25 Crores, an increase from figure of 1.01 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Jammu and Kashmir as per 2011 census is 12,541,302 of which male and female are 6,640,662 and 5,900,640 respectively. In 2001, total population was 10,143,700 in which males were 5,360,926 while females were 4,782,774.
The total population growth in this decade was 23.64 percent while in previous decade it was 29.04 percent. The population of Jammu and Kashmir forms 1.04 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.99 percent.
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is Srinagar.
The languages spoken in the Jammu and Kashmir state includes Urdu, Kashmiri and Dogri. In total Jammu and Kashmir (JK) state comprises 22 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Jammu and Kashmir state is JK.
Jammu and Kashmir Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Jammu and Kashmir has seen upward trend and is 67.16 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 76.75 percent while female literacy is at 56.43 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Jammu and Kashmir stood at 55.52 percent of which male and female were 66.60 percent and 43.00 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 7,067,233 of which males were 4,264,671 and females were 2,802,562.
Jammu and Kashmir Density 2011
Total area of Jammu and Kashmir is 222,236 sq. km. Density of Jammu and Kashmir is 56 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Jammu and Kashmir was 46 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Jammu and Kashmir Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Jammu and Kashmir is 889 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 892 per 1000 males in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir Religious Data
Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Jammu and Kashmir state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Jammu and Kashmir. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Jammu and Kashmir state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Jammu and Kashmir Population Census 2011.
Jammu and Kashmir Population 2015
What is the population of Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Jammu and Kashmir was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Jammu and Kashmir state was 12,541,302.
Jammu and Kashmir Urban/Rural Population 2011
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|Child Population (0-6)
|Child Percentage (0-6)
Jammu and Kashmir Urban Population 2011
Out of total population of Jammu and Kashmir, 27.38% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 3,433,242 of which 1,866,185 are males and while remaining 1,567,057 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 27.38 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Jammu and Kashmir was 840 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 850 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Jammu and Kashmir were 425,897. Of total population in urban region, 12.41 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Jammu and Kashmir for Urban regions was 77.12 percent in which males were 83.92% literate while female literacy stood at 56.65%. Total literates in urban region of Jammu and Kashmir were 2,319,283.
Jammu and Kashmir Rural Population 2011
Of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir state, around 72.62 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 4,774,477 and 4,333,583 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir state was 9,108,060. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 72.62%.
In rural regions of Jammu and Kashmir state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 908 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 865 girls per 1000 boys. In Jammu and Kashmir, 1,593,008 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 17.49 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir, literacy rate for males and female stood at 73.76 % and 46.00 %. Average literacy rate in Jammu and Kashmir for rural areas was 63.18 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 4,747,950.
Jammu and Kashmir Metropolitan/City Population
|Large cities of Jammu and Kashmir
|Srinagar (Municipal Corporation)
|Jammu (Municipal Corporation)
|Anantnag (Municipal Council)
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Census 2011 Conclusion
The official census 2011 of Jammu and Kashmir has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Jammu and Kashmir have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.