At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 1,610,960, of which 817,651 were males and 793,298 females. Rural population was 1,340,756 (83.23%) while the urban population was 270,204 (16.77%). The male literacy rate was 66.17% while the female literacy rate was 35.04%. 873 people in the district were from religious minorities, mainly Pashtu is the predominant language, spoken by 99.13% of the population.

Total Numbers of Schools                                          1224

Total Enrollment                                                         4,174,369

Total Primary Schools going children                        149,507

Girls Enrolment                                                           1,481,613

Boys Enrolment                                                          2,692,756