Kankuria Census Town, with population of about 37 thousand is Samserganj sub district's the most populous census town located in Samserganj sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kankuria census town is 3 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 10672 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kankuria Ward No 01 and the population of Kankuria Ward No 01 is about 37 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Dhuliyan which is within the census town. Jangipur is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Berhampur which is 85 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 300 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 37 thousand people, among them about 18 thousand (49%) are male and about 19 thousand (51%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kankuria census town is 20%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 6736 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kankuria

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 36,925 35,021 1,828 76 7,430
Male 18,157 17,223 891 43 3,672
Female 18,768 17,798 937 33 3,758

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1033 in Hindus are 1037.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kankuria

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 36,925 3,953 32,930 20 1 1 1 0 19
Male 18,157 1,941 16,196 8 1 0 0 0 11
Female 18,768 2,012 16,734 12 0 1 1 0 8

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 34.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 28 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 35.9% which is 3.4% higher than male population growth rate of 32.5%. General caste population has increased by 35%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17% and child population has increased by 16.6% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kankuria

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34.2% 35% 17% 0% 16.6%
Male 32.5% 33.5% 11% 0% 14.9%
Female 35.9% 36.4% 23.3% 0% 18.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1034 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1033, in schedule caste is 1052 and in schedule tribe is 767. There are 1023 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 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kankuria

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 22 106 767 30
2011 1034 1033 1052 767 1023
2001 1008 1011 946 0 993

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 8431 are male and 7209 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kankuria is 53%. 58% of male and 48% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kankuria

Total Male Female
Change 13.5% 8.5% 18.5%
2011 53% 58.2% 48%
2001 39.5% 49.7% 29.5%

Workers profile

Kankuria has 45% (about 17 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 43% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kankuria

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.8% 35.7% 9.1% 55.2%
Male 46.2% 40.6% 5.6% 53.8%
Female 43.4% 30.9% 12.5% 56.6%