Chittaranjan Census Town, with population of about 39 thousand is Salanpur sub district's the most populous census town located in Salanpur sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Chittaranjan census town is 20 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1990 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Chittaranjan Ward No 01 and the population of Chittaranjan Ward No 01 is about 39 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Chittaranjan which is 4 km far from here. Asansol is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 28 km. District head quarter of the census town is Badrrhaman which is 130 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 230 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 39 thousand people, among them about 20 thousand (51%) are male and about 19 thousand (49%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chittaranjan census town is 7%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 9461 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chittaranjan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 39,098 29,806 7,500 1,792 2,769
Male 20,089 15,343 3,840 906 1,476
Female 19,009 14,463 3,660 886 1,293

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 2% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 943 in Christians are 1013 and in Muslims are 992.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chittaranjan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 39,098 37,306 719 795 142 33 3 58 42
Male 20,089 19,196 361 395 72 14 1 29 21
Female 19,009 18,110 358 400 70 19 2 29 21

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -14.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 46 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is -11.2% which is 7% higher than male population growth rate of -18.2%. General caste population has decreased by -22.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 24.2% and child population has decreased by -39.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chittaranjan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -14.9% -22.6% 24.8% 24.2% -39.9%
Male -18.2% -25.5% 20.3% 16.8% -38.7%
Female -11.2% -19.3% 29.9% 32.8% -41.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 946 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 943, in schedule caste is 953 and in schedule tribe is 978. There are 876 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 74 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 38 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chittaranjan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 74 73 70 118 -38
2011 946 943 953 978 876
2001 872 870 883 860 914

Literacy

Total about 34 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 18 thousand are male and about 16 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chittaranjan is 92%. 96% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chittaranjan

Total Male Female
Change 0.4% -0.7% 2.0%
2011 92.5% 96.1% 88.7%
2001 92.1% 96.8% 86.7%

Workers profile

Chittaranjan has 30% (about 12 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 8% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chittaranjan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29.6% 27.8% 1.8% 70.4%
Male 50.2% 48% 2.2% 49.8%
Female 7.9% 6.5% 1.4% 92.1%