Dhulian Municipality, with population of about 96 thousand is Murshidabad district's the 2nd most populous municipality located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Dhulian municipality is 6 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 15313 persons per km2. There are 19 wards in the city, among them Dhulian Ward No 09 is the most populous ward with population of 9946 and Dhulian Ward No 06 is the least populous ward with population of 2794.

Nearest railway station is Bhuhliyan Ganga which is 3 km far from here. Samserganj is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Berhampore which is 80 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 300 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 150 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 30°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 96 thousand people, among them about 48 thousand (50%) are male and about 48 thousand (50%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dhulian municipality is 18%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 17 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dhulian

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 95,706 86,732 8,897 77 17,674
Male 47,635 43,096 4,497 42 8,844
Female 48,071 43,636 4,400 35 8,830

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 21% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1018 in Hindus are 983.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dhulian

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 95,706 20,205 74,832 82 10 3 505 0 69
Male 47,635 10,190 37,089 47 7 1 267 0 34
Female 48,071 10,015 37,743 35 3 2 238 0 35

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 31.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 73 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 32.1% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 30.6%. General caste population has increased by 27.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 86.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 541.7% and child population has increased by 20.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dhulian

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.4% 27.4% 86.5% 541.7% 20.8%
Male 30.6% 26.5% 87.5% 740% 19.1%
Female 32.1% 28.3% 85.6% 400% 22.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1009 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1013, in schedule caste is 978 and in schedule tribe is 833. There are 998 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 28 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dhulian

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 15 -10 -567 28
2011 1009 1013 978 833 998
2001 998 998 988 1400 970

Literacy

Total about 49 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 27 thousand are male and about 22 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dhulian is 63%. 69% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dhulian

Total Male Female
Change 14.9% 10.6% 19.4%
2011 63% 69.2% 57%
2001 48.1% 58.6% 37.6%

Workers profile

Dhulian has 46% (about 44 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 44% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 37% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dhulian

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.4% 41% 5.4% 53.6%
Male 49% 45.2% 3.8% 51%
Female 43.8% 36.9% 7% 56.2%