About Us

About Us

Gurdaspur (M Cl) Municipal Council, with population of about 76 thousand is Gurdaspur sub district's the most populous municipal council located in Gurdaspur sub district of Gurdaspur district in the state Punjab in India. Total geographical area of Gurdaspur (M Cl) municipal council is 11 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 6963 persons per km2. There are 24 wards in the city, among them Gurdaspur Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of 6049 and Gobind Nagar Colony Along Gurdaspur Amritsar Road (og) Ward No 23 (rural Mdds Code:028506) is the least populous ward with population of 558.

Nearest railway station is Gurdaspur which is within the city. Gurdaspur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Gurdaspur. Chandigarh is the state head quarter of the city and is 225 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 545.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42.3°C and minimum temperature goes down to 4.3°C.

Demographics


The city is home to about 76 thousand people, among them about 40 thousand (53%) are male and about 36 thousand (47%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gurdaspur (M Cl) municipal council is 9%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are about 15 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gurdaspur (M Cl)








































Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 75,549 58,806 16,743 0 7,004
Male 39,705 30,992 8,713 0 3,871
Female 35,844 27,814 8,030 0 3,133


Growth of population


Population of the city has increased by 12% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 67 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 13% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 11%. General caste population has increased by 8.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.7% and child population has decreased by -4.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gurdaspur (M Cl)








































Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12% 8.8% 24.7% 0% -4.3%
Male 11% 7.7% 24.4% 0% -7.6%
Female 13% 10% 25.1% 0% 0.2%


Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male


As of 2011 census there are 903 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 897, in schedule caste is 922. There are 809 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 63 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gurdaspur (M Cl)








































Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 18 5 0 63
2011 903 897 922 0 809
2001 887 879 917 0 746


Literacy


Total about 62 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 33 thousand are male and about 28 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gurdaspur (M Cl) is 90%. 92% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gurdaspur (M Cl)
































Total Male Female
Change 2.9% 1.5% 4.6%
2011 89.8% 92.3% 87.1%
2001 86.9% 90.8% 82.5%


Workers profile


Gurdaspur (M Cl) has 35% (about 26 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 17% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gurdaspur (M Cl)




































Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.7% 30.1% 4.6% 65.3%
Male 51% 45.2% 5.8% 49%
Female 16.6% 13.4% 3.3% 83.4%