Jowai Population, Religion, Caste, Working Data Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya - Census 2011

Jowai is a Municipality city situated in Thadlaskein block of Jaintia Hills district. The Jowai city is divided into 13 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 4,942 families residing in the Jowai city. The total population of Jowai is 28,430 out of which 13,675 are males and 14,755 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Jowai is 1,079.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Jowai city is 3857 which is 14% of the total population. There are 1958 male children and 1899 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Jowai is 970 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,079).

As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Jowai is 91.1%. Thus Jowai has higher literacy rate compared to 61.6% of Jaintia Hills district. The male literacy rate is 91.83% and the female literacy rate is 90.44% in Jowai.

Population
28,430
Literacy
91.1%
Sex Ratio
1,079

Jowai Municipality has total administration over 4,942 houses to which it supplies basic amenities such as water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Jowai Municipality

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Jowai Municipality.

Total Male Female
Children 3,857 1,958 1,899
Literacy 91.1% 78.7% 78.8%
Scheduled Caste 102 60 42
Scheduled Tribe 25,941 12,249 13,692
Illiterate 6,043 2,915 3,128

Caste-wise Population - Jowai

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 0.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 91.2% of total population in Jowai.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 102 60 42
Schedule Tribe 25,941 12,249 13,692

Religion-wise Population - Jowai

As per the Census 2011, the total Hindu population in Jowai is 1,351 which is 4.75% of the total population. Also the total Muslim population in Jowai is 278 which is 0.98% of the total population. Below is religion-wise population of Jowai as per Census 2011.

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,351 (4.75%) 854 497
Muslim 278 (0.98%) 179 99
Christian 18,121 (63.74%) 8,548 9,573
Sikh 2 (0.01%) 2 0
Buddhist 14 (0.05%) 6 8
Jain 11 (0.04%) 7 4
Other Religion 8,575 (30.16%) 4,041 4,534
No Religion Specified 78 (0.27%) 38 40

Literacy Rate - Jowai

The total literacy rate of Jowai was 91.1% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 74.43% of Meghalaya. Population-wise, out of total 22,387 literates, males were 10,760 while females were 11,627. Also the male literacy rate was 91.83% and the female literacy rate was 90.44% in Jowai.

  Jowai Meghalaya
Female 90.44% 72.89%
Male 91.83% 75.95%
Total 91.1% 74.43%

Sex Ratio - Jowai

The Sex Ratio of Jowai is 1,079. Thus per every 1000 men there were 1,079 females in Jowai. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 970 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,079 ) of Jowai.


Child Population - Jowai

According to Census 2011, there were 3,857 children between age 0 to 6 years in Jowai. Out of which 1,958 were male while 1,899 were female.


Working Population - Jowai

In Jowai Municipality out of total population, 10,684 were engaged in work activities. 86.8% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 13.2% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 10,684 workers engaged in Main Work, 36 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 29 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 9,270 5,193 4,077
Cultivators 36 23 13
Agriculture Labourer 29 18 11
Household Industries 47 22 25
Other Workers 9,158 5,130 4,028
Marginal Workers 1,414 701 713
Non Working 17,746 7,781 9,965

Jowai Wards

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes. Jowai is further divided into 13 wards where elections are held every 5 years.

# Ward Population Literacy Sex Ratio
1 Ward No - 1 5,312 76.7% 1,061
2 Ward No - 2 3,667 78.4% 1,128
3 Ward No - 3 2,126 76.6% 805
4 Ward No - 4 1,854 74.9% 1,090
5 Ward No - 5 2,060 83.3% 1,171
6 Ward No - 6 2,814 80.8% 1,033
7 Ward No - 7 1,900 78.9% 1,189
8 Ward No - 8 606 86.6% 1,212
9 Ward No - 9 860 87.2% 1,150
10 Ward No - 10 2,860 74.4% 1,089
11 Ward No - 11 1,329 81.9% 1,208
12 Ward No - 12 2,314 79.5% 1,057
13 Ward No - 13 728 82.4% 1,154

Map of Jowai, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya


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