Kandi Municipality, with population of about 56 thousand is Murshidabad district's the 4th least populous municipality located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kandi municipality is 13 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 4289 persons per km2. There are 17 wards in the city, among them Kandi Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 4534 and Kandi Ward No 17 is the least populous ward with population of 2223.

Nearest railway station is Salar which is 28 km far from here. Berhampur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Berhampur. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1044.7 mm.

Demographics

The city is home to about 56 thousand people, among them about 28 thousand (51%) are male and about 27 thousand (49%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kandi municipality is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 12 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kandi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 55,632 45,328 10,212 92 5,889
Male 28,442 23,240 5,159 43 3,026
Female 27,190 22,088 5,053 49 2,863

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 23% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 962 in Muslims are 935.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kandi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 55,632 42,638 12,851 62 10 4 3 4 60
Male 28,442 21,736 6,640 27 4 2 2 2 29
Female 27,190 20,902 6,211 35 6 2 1 2 31

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 10.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 50 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 14.3% which is 7.2% higher than male population growth rate of 7.1%. General caste population has increased by 11.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 6.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 3.4% and child population has decreased by -18.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kandi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.5% 11.3% 6.9% 3.4% -18.1%
Male 7.1% 7.9% 3.4% 0% -22.7%
Female 14.3% 15.2% 10.7% 6.5% -12.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 950, in schedule caste is 979 and in schedule tribe is 1140. There are 946 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 60 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 108 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kandi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 60 59 64 70 108
2011 956 950 979 1140 946
2001 896 891 915 1070 838

Literacy

Total about 41 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 22 thousand are male and about 19 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kandi is 82%. 87% of male and 77% 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 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kandi

Total Male Female
Change 6.7% 4.9% 8.7%
2011 82.1% 86.6% 77.3%
2001 75.4% 81.7% 68.6%

Workers profile

Kandi has 32% (about 18 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 8% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kandi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.6% 27.7% 3.9% 68.4%
Male 54.2% 48.5% 5.7% 45.8%
Female 8% 6% 2% 92%