Poonch is a Block located in Poonch district in Jammu & Kashmir. Situated in rural part of Jammu & Kashmir, it is one among the 6 blocks of Poonch district. According to the government register, the block number of Poonch is 38. The block has 40 villages and there are total 16375 families in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Poonch's population is 83600. Out of this, 43804 are males whereas the females count 39796 here. This block has 15663 children in the age bracket of 0-6 years. Among them 8326 are boys and 7337 are girls.
Literacy rate in Poonch block is 56%. 47004 out of total 83600 population is literate here. Among males the literacy rate is 64% as 28264 males out of total 43804 are literate while female literacy rate is 47% as 18740 out of total 39796 females are literate in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy rate of Poonch block is 43%. Here 36596 out of total 83600 individuals are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 35% as 15540 males out of total 43804 are illiterate. In females the illiteracy rate is 52% and 21056 out of total 39796 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of working individual of Poonch block is 23999 while 59601 are non-working. And out of 23999 employed person 4138 peoples are entirely reliant on farming.