Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality, with population of about 52 thousand is Murshidabad district's the 3rd least populous municipality located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Jiaganj-Azimganj municipality is 11 km2 and it is the 4th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 4708 persons per km2. There are 17 wards in the city, among them Jiaganj-azimganj Ward No 04 is the most populous ward with population of 5097 and Jiaganj-azimganj Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 1139.

Nearest railway station is Jiaganj Station which is within the city. Jiaganj is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Berhampore which is 22 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 202 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1406 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 41.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 52 thousand people, among them about 26 thousand (50%) are male and about 26 thousand (50%) are female. 71% of the whole population are from general caste, 28% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jiaganj-Azimganj municipality is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 12 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jiaganj-Azimganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 51,790 36,797 14,562 431 5,070
Male 26,150 18,395 7,521 234 2,615
Female 25,640 18,402 7,041 197 2,455

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 976 in Muslims are 1015 and in Jains are 991.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jiaganj-Azimganj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 51,790 45,692 5,043 241 101 1 685 9 18
Male 26,150 23,125 2,503 108 56 0 344 6 8
Female 25,640 22,567 2,540 133 45 1 341 3 10

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 9.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 47 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 10.2% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 9.2%. General caste population has decreased by -2.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 60.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 55.6% and child population has decreased by -4.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jiaganj-Azimganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.7% -2.8% 60.4% 55.6% -4.1%
Male 9.2% -4.2% 63.3% 74.6% -2.5%
Female 10.2% -1.4% 57.5% 37.8% -5.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 980 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1000, in schedule caste is 936 and in schedule tribe is 842. There are 939 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 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jiaganj-Azimganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 28 -35 -225 -32
2011 980 1000 936 842 939
2001 972 972 971 1067 971

Literacy

Total about 38 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 20 thousand are male and about 18 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jiaganj-Azimganj is 81%. 85% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jiaganj-Azimganj

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.3% 6.9%
2011 80.8% 85.1% 76.4%
2001 75.7% 81.8% 69.5%

Workers profile

Jiaganj-Azimganj has 36% (about 19 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 14% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jiaganj-Azimganj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.5% 33.1% 3.4% 63.5%
Male 58.1% 54.1% 4% 41.9%
Female 14.5% 11.7% 2.7% 85.5%