Beldanga Municipality, with population of about 29 thousand is Murshidabad district's the least populous municipality located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Beldanga municipality is 4 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 7338 persons per km2. There are 14 wards in the city, among them Beldanga Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 2888 and Beldanga Ward No 08 is the least populous ward with population of 1424.

Nearest railway station is Beldanga which is within the city. Berhampore is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 20 km. District head quarter of the city is Berhampore which is 20 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1372 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 30°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 29 thousand people, among them about 15 thousand (50%) are male and about 15 thousand (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 Beldanga municipality is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 6580 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Beldanga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29,205 27,136 2,048 21 3,563
Male 14,694 13,683 998 13 1,813
Female 14,511 13,453 1,050 8 1,750

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 51% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 48% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 974 in Hindus are 1002.

Religion wise population 2011 - Beldanga

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 29,205 14,158 14,779 4 6 0 226 8 24
Male 14,694 7,073 7,485 3 2 0 113 4 14
Female 14,511 7,085 7,294 1 4 0 113 4 10

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 15.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 18.1% which is 5.7% higher than male population growth rate of 12.4%. General caste population has increased by 14.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 34.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -79.8% and child population has increased by 3.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Beldanga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.2% 14.3% 34.6% -79.8% 3.6%
Male 12.4% 12% 31.7% -87.4% 4.9%
Female 18.1% 16.8% 37.6% 700% 2.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 988 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 983, in schedule caste is 1052 and in schedule tribe is 615. There are 965 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 48 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Beldanga

Total General SC ST Child
Change 48 40 45 605 -25
2011 988 983 1052 615 965
2001 940 943 1007 10 990

Literacy

Total about 21 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 11 thousand are male and about 10 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Beldanga is 83%. 86% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Beldanga

Total Male Female
Change 6.4% 3.7% 9.5%
2011 82.6% 85.6% 79.5%
2001 76.2% 81.9% 70%

Workers profile

Beldanga has 35% (about 10 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 14% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Beldanga

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.4% 32.1% 3.3% 64.6%
Male 56.3% 52.6% 3.7% 43.7%
Female 14.2% 11.3% 3% 85.8%