Murshidabad Municipality, with population of about 44 thousand is Murshidabad district's the 2nd least populous municipality located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Murshidabad municipality is 17 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 2552 persons per km2. There are 16 wards in the city, among them Murshidabad Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of 5019 and Murshidabad Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 1608.

Nearest railway station is Sealdah which is 127 km far from here. Lalbagh is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Berhampore which is 15 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 200 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 93.2 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 44 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (50%) are male and about 22 thousand (50%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 31% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Murshidabad municipality is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 9829 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 44,019 29,955 13,762 302 4,414
Male 22,177 14,941 7,075 161 2,243
Female 21,842 15,014 6,687 141 2,171

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 75% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 24% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 976 in Muslims are 1000.

Religion wise population 2011 - Murshidabad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 44,019 33,054 10,501 19 18 5 3 4 415
Male 22,177 16,725 5,251 8 8 3 0 2 180
Female 21,842 16,329 5,250 11 10 2 3 2 235

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 19.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 37 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 20.6% which is 2.8% higher than male population growth rate of 17.8%. General caste population has increased by 3.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 78.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 75.6% and child population has decreased by -4.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.1% 3.1% 78.5% 75.6% -4.3%
Male 17.8% 0.8% 80.3% 89.4% -4.9%
Female 20.6% 5.4% 76.7% 62.1% -3.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 985 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 945 and in schedule tribe is 876. There are 968 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 44 -19 -148 12
2011 985 1005 945 876 968
2001 962 961 964 1024 956

Literacy

Total about 32 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 17 thousand are male and about 15 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Murshidabad is 82%. 86% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 5.4% 9.3%
2011 81.9% 86% 77.8%
2001 74.7% 80.6% 68.5%

Workers profile

Murshidabad has 35% (about 16 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 14% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Murshidabad

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.5% 29.9% 5.6% 64.5%
Male 56.4% 49.8% 6.6% 43.6%
Female 14.2% 9.6% 4.7% 85.8%