Demography

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about North District district.

Particulars Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 4,677 2,425 2,252
Literacy 78.01% 75.13% 62.55%
Scheduled Caste 982 536 446
Scheduled Tribe 28,715 14,741 13,974
Illiterate 13,259 6,151 7,108

Caste-wise Population – North District district:

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 2.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 65.7% of total population in North District district of Sikkim.

Particulars Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 982 536 446
Schedule Tribe 28,715 14,741 13,974

Religion-wise Population – North District district:

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 14,883 (34.05%) 9,557 5,326
Muslim 815 (1.86%) 528 287
Christian 2,660 (6.09%) 1,421 1,239
Sikh 816 (1.87%) 688 128
Buddhist 23,318 (53.35%) 11,941 11,377
Jain 35 (0.08%) 20 15
Other Religion 921 (2.11%) 469 452
No Religion Specified 261 (0.6%) 106 155

Literacy Rate – North District district:

The total literacy rate of North District district was 78.01% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 81.42% of Sikkim. Population-wise, out of total 30,450 literates, males were 18,579 while females were 11,871. Also the male literacy rate was 83.3% and the female literacy rate was 70.97% in North District district.

Particulars North District district Sikkim
Female 70.97% 75.61%
Male 83.3% 86.55%
Total 78.01% 81.42%

Sex Ratio – North District district:

The Sex Ratio of North District district is 767 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 767 females in North District district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 929 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 767 ) of North District district.

Population Density – North District district:

The total area of North District district is 4,226 km2. Thus the density of North District district is 10 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 2 sq. km. area is under urban region while 4,224 sq. km. is under rural region.

Urban/Rural Population – North District district:

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of North District, 10.62% people lived in urban regions while 89.38% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 4,644 out of which 2,456 were males while remaining 2,188 were females. In rural areas of North District, male population was 22,274 while female population was 16,791.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of North District was 891 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in North District was 893 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of North District were 585 which is 12.6% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of North District was 754 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in North District was 934 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in North District for urban regions was 83.81 percent in which males were 87.8% literate while female literacy stood at 79.34%. The total literate population of North District was 30,450. Similarly in rural areas of North District, the average literacy rate was 77.34 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 82.82% and 69.89% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of North District were 27,048.

Particulars Rural Urban
Population % 89.38% 10.62%
Total population 39,065 4,644
Male population 22,274 2,456
Female population 16,791 2,188
Sex ratio 754 891
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 934 893
Child population 4,092 585
Literates 27,048 3,402
Average literacy 77.34% 83.81%
Male literacy 82.82% 87.8%
Female literacy 69.89% 79.34%

Child Population – North District district:

According to Census 2011, there were 4,677 children between age 0 to 6 years in North District district. Out of which 2,425 were male while 2,252 were female.

Working Population – North District district:

In North District district out of total population, 23,359 were engaged in work activities. 73.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 26.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 23,359 workers engaged in Main Work, 4,728 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 1,015 were Agricultural labourer.

Particulars Total Male Female
Main Workers 17,216 12,677 4,539
Cultivators 4,728 2,777 1,951
Agriculture Labourer 1,015 675 340
Household Industries 138 85 53
Other Workers 11,335 9,140 2,195
Marginal Workers 6,143 3,258 2,885
Non Working 20,350 8,795 11,555