Jitu Census Town, with population of 5892 is Matigara sub district's the 2nd least populous census town located in Matigara sub district of Darjiling district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Jitu census town is 2 km2 and it is the 4th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2806 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Jitu Ward No 01 and the population of Jitu Ward No 01 is 5892.

Nearest railway station is Siliguri which is 6 km far from here. Siliguri is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 6 km. District head quarter of the census town is Darjiling. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 327 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 5892 people, among them 2886 (49%) are male and 3006 (51%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jitu census town is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1419 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jitu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,892 4,653 949 290 661
Male 2,886 2,283 462 141 333
Female 3,006 2,370 487 149 328

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 15% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1049 in Muslims are 964 and in Christians are 1132.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jitu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,892 4,700 882 243 1 50 2 5 9
Male 2,886 2,294 449 114 1 21 1 2 4
Female 3,006 2,406 433 129 0 29 1 3 5

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 17.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5004. Female population growth rate of the census town is 19% which is 2.5% higher than male population growth rate of 16.5%. General caste population has increased by 15.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 80.1% and child population has increased by 18.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jitu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.7% 15.1% 18.6% 80.1% 18.9%
Male 16.5% 13.5% 18.5% 83.1% 21.5%
Female 19% 16.6% 18.8% 77.4% 16.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1042 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1038, in schedule caste is 1054 and in schedule tribe is 1057. There are 985 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 44 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jitu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 28 3 -34 -44
2011 1042 1038 1054 1057 985
2001 1019 1010 1051 1091 1029

Literacy

Total 4438 people in the census town are literate, among them 2270 are male and 2168 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jitu is 85%. 89% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jitu

Total Male Female
Change 6.6% 6.6% 6.7%
2011 84.8% 88.9% 81%
2001 78.2% 82.3% 74.3%

Workers profile

Jitu has 36% (2096) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 18% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jitu

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.6% 34.3% 1.3% 64.4%
Male 53.9% 52.7% 1.1% 46.1%
Female 18% 16.6% 1.4% 82%