Wardwise Population and Households
As per 2011 population census, Pokhara Metropolitan City had total 402,995 population with 192,977 males and 210,018 females. Out of total wards, ward number 17 had the largest population 26,752, while ward number 20 had least number of population with 26,752.
With respect to number of households, Pokhara Metropolitan City had total 105,630 households. The ward number 8 had most households with total 7,138, while ward number 20 had least number of households with total 1,027 number of households.
As illustrated in the chart, the ratio of male to female population was 0.92, which indicates that Pokhara Metropolitan City had 8 percent lower males as compared to the females. Same as, the population to household ratio was 3.82, which means that in average 3.82 family members lived in each household.
As illustrated in the charts, the ratio of absentee population was 7.92, while male to female absentee population ratio was 4.78. Same as, the household ratio of present vs. absent population was 2.26.
Population by Age Group
Gender wise, top 5 most age groups male population were between 15 and 19 (24,628), between 10 and 14 (23,383), between 20 and 24 (21,042), between 5 and 9 (20,117), and below 4 (16,314), with total population of 105,484. In contrast, bottom 5 least age group male population were between 70 and 74 (2,716), between 65 and 69 (3,392), above 75 (3,802),between 60 and 64 (4,496), and between 55 and 59 (5,704), with total population of 20,110. With regards to female population, top 5 age groups females were between 20 and 24 (24,435), between 15 and 19 (22,741), between 10 and 14 (22,304), between 25 and 29 (22,203), and between 5 and 9 (18,478), with total population of 110,161. In contrast, bottom 5 least age group male population were between 70 and 74 (3,347), between 65 and 69 (4,170), above 75 (5,063),between 60 and 64 (5,487), and between 55 and 59 (6,077), with total population of 24,144.
The population with age-group below 4 had male to female ratio of 1.16, which states that this age group had maximum males as compared to females. Similarly, age-group 25 to 29 had most female population as compared to male population with male to female ratio of 0.73. The age-groups below 4, 5 to 9, 15 to 19, 10 to 14 had majority of male population while age-groups 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 45 to 49, 20 to 24, 40 to 44, 60 to 64, 35 to 39, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 30 to 34, above 75, 25 to 29 had majority of female population as per male-female ratios. Moreover, age-groups had eqivalent or almost equal numbers of male and female population with male-female ratios of 1.
The population pyramid for Pokhara Metropolitan City visually illustrates the male vs. female population based on different age groups. The population data and ratio tables are also available in this link.
There were 64.18 % (265,786 ) of independent population, the working age people between ages of 15 and 64 years. The dependent children, ages below 15 years, were 27.70 % with total number of 114,719. The dependent elderly population, aged 65 and above were 5.43 % with total number of 22,490. As such, total dependent population including children and elderly people were 33.13 with total number of 137,209
There were 122,863 women of child-bearing age-group of 15 to 49 years. Same as, the todlers or children of 4 years or below were 30,437. The ratio of woman of child-bearing age and the number of todlers state that, approximately 248 children were born per 1,000 women. This number is also roughly used as fertility levels when direct measures of births are not available.
Literacy, Education Levels & Schooling
Grade 1-12 Students & Schools
The pie-chart and graphs above further illustrates the students and schools.
Population by Language Spoken
Mostly spoken language in Pokhara is Nepali, which is spoken by 317,412 people. The Pokhara has people who speak other languages, such as Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Maithili, Urdu, Tharu, Kham, Thakali, Rai, Bangla, Chhantyal, Bhujel, Limbu, Sherpa, Ghale, Hyolmo/Yholmo, Dura, English, Oriya, Bantawa, Santhali, Kumal, Sign Language, Sunuwar, Jirel, Bajjika, Doteli, Darai, Tibetan, Avadhi, Rajbanshi, Chepang, Rajsthani, Punjabi, Kulung, Uranw/Urau, Yakkha, Sanskrit, Belhare, etc.
Population by Castes
According to 2011 census conducted by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Pokhara Metropolitan City was inhabitted by mostly the people of Brahmin - Hill caste with total population of 112,704. There were as little as Pahari caste with population of as little as 11 in total. People of several other castes who live in Pokhara are Gurung, Chhetri, Magar, Kami, Newar, Damai/Dholi, Tamang, Sarki, Gharti/Bhujel, Thakuri, Muslim, Badi, Sanyasi/Dashnami, Rai, Tharu, Thakali, Kumal, Dalit Others, Sonar, Kalwar, Chhantyal/Chhantel, Teli, Kathbaniyan, Gaine, Limbu, Ghale, Haluwai, Hajam/Thakur, Sherpa, Terai Others, Dura, Yadav, Majhi, Foreigner, Bangali, Koiri/Kushwaha, Sunuwar, Brahmin - Tarai, Khawas, Marwadi, Chamar/Harijan/Ram, Hyolmo, Kurmi, Undefined Others, Kanu, Kayastha, Baraee, Dhanuk, Darai, Mallaha, Chepang/Praja, Rajput, Danuwar, Dusadh/Pasawan/Pasi, Nuniya, Satar/Santhal, Badhaee, Lohar, Bhote, Dhobi, Yakkha, Sudhi, Tatma/Tatwa, Rajbansi, Mali, Jirel, Kewat, Rajdhob, Dhimal, Musahar, Kumhar, Punjabi/Shikh, Brahmu/Baramo, Bantaba, Kahar, Lodh, Kisan, Chamling, Bote, Khatwe, Lhomi, Kamar, Thami, Jhangad/Dhagar, Pahari, Pattharkatta/Kushwadiya, etc. Only the population of castes with above 1,000 population are illustrated in the table.
Population by Disability
Similarly, there were 971 people who were blind and 866 people were deaf, while 122 people were both blind and deaf. Moreover, 735 persons had reported of having speech problems. Total 505 people had multiple disabilities.
The pie-chart above illustrate the better picture of disabled population along with genderwise ratios.
With respect to wall of the houses, 22,978 houses were mud bonded, 79,551 houses were cement bonded, 373 houses were wood planks bonded, 475 houses were bamboo bonded and 57 houses had unbaked bricks on their outer walls.Rest of the houses were reported of having other types of outer wall, while some of them reported nothing of having the outer wall bonding.
There were several types of house roofs reported. Total 1,108 houses were reported of having thatch roofs while 45,735 houses had galvanized roofs. Similarly, 1,857 houses had roof of tile, 55,795 houses had RCC roofs, 75 houses had roof of woods while 1 houses were reported having roof of mud. As per 2011 CBS census, some of the houses had other types of roofs while some didn't report about the roof structure.
With respect to the toilets, 698 out of 105,630 houses didn't report of having a private toilet for their households. Nevertheless, 98,061 houses were reported of having flush toilet while 6,475 houses reported having ordinary toilets.
With reference to source of fuel, 22,744 households reported their source of fuel as firewood while 1,652 households had kerosene as their fuel source. The LP gas was used by 75,672 households as a source of fuel. Moreover, other sources of fuel were cow dung (53), bio-gas (4,705), fuel electricity (133), etc.
Same as, total 102,531 households had reported of having electricity as the source of their household's lighting. The households still using kerosene as source of light were 2,104, while 96 households used solar energy as source of lights. Total 0 households also reported of using bio-gas as a source of light. The ratio of use of electricity as compared to other source of light was 0.97.
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