Handwara is a Municipal Committee city in district of Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir. The Handwara city is divided into 13 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Handwara Municipal Committee has population of 13,600 of which 7,379 are males while 6,221 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.
Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1938 which is 14.25 % of total population of Handwara (MC). In Handwara Municipal Committee, Female Sex Ratio is of 843 against state average of 889. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Handwara is around 988 compared to Jammu and Kashmir state average of 862. Literacy rate of Handwara city is 77.26 % higher than state average of 67.16 %. In Handwara, Male literacy is around 87.40 % while female literacy rate is 64.91 %.
Handwara Municipal Committee has total administration over 2,011 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Municipal Committee limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.
Handwara Caste Factor
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 0.43 % while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.12 % of total population in Handwara (MC).
Handwara Work Profile
Out of total population, 4,068 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 3,618 were males while 450 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity.
Of total 4068 working population, 75.44 % were engaged in Main Work while 24.56 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.
Handwara 2019 Population
The next census for Handwara Population will be held in 2021. Right now all figures for 2019 are estimates only.