Dafahat Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Suti - II sub district's the 3rd most populous census town located in Suti - II sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Dafahat census town is 3 km2 and it is the 4th biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 5768 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Dafahat Ward No 01 and the population of Dafahat Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 7817 (50%) are male and 7871 (50%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dafahat census town is 20%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 3014 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dafahat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,688 14,624 1,050 14 3,185
Male 7,817 7,259 549 9 1,604
Female 7,871 7,365 501 5 1,581

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 20% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1032 in Hindus are 917.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dafahat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,688 3,156 12,474 21 1 0 0 0 36
Male 7,817 1,646 6,140 13 0 0 0 0 18
Female 7,871 1,510 6,334 8 1 0 0 0 18

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 38.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 38.7% which is 0.4% higher than male population growth rate of 38.3%. General caste population has increased by 41.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 366.7% and child population has increased by 24.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dafahat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 38.5% 41.8% 4.2% 366.7% 24.9%
Male 38.3% 41.7% 4% 350% 26.3%
Female 38.7% 41.9% 4.4% 400% 23.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1007 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1015, in schedule caste is 913 and in schedule tribe is 556. There are 986 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 23 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dafahat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 2 4 56 -23
2011 1007 1015 913 556 986
2001 1004 1013 909 500 1009

Literacy

Total 7382 people in the census town are literate, among them 3998 are male and 3384 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dafahat is 59%. 64% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 21%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dafahat

Total Male Female
Change 14.5% 8.4% 20.6%
2011 59% 64.3% 53.8%
2001 44.5% 55.9% 33.2%

Workers profile

Dafahat has 45% (7120) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 43% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dafahat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.4% 33% 12.4% 54.6%
Male 47.8% 41.7% 6.1% 52.2%
Female 43% 24.4% 18.6% 57%