Dainhat Municipality, with population of about 24 thousand is Barddhaman district's the least populous municipality located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Dainhat municipality is 10 km2 and it is the 4th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 2355 persons per km2. There are 14 wards in the city, among them Dainhat Ward No 10 is the most populous ward with population of 2433 and Dainhat Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 1125.

Nearest railway station is Dainhat which is within the city. Katwa is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 8 km. District head quarter of the city is Barddhaman which is 65 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city.

Demographics

The city is home to about 24 thousand people, among them about 12 thousand (51%) are male and about 12 thousand (49%) are female. 48% of the whole population are from general caste, 52% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dainhat municipality is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 5560 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dainhat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24,397 11,773 12,612 12 2,306
Male 12,487 6,003 6,478 6 1,167
Female 11,910 5,770 6,134 6 1,139

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 954 in Muslims are 946.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dainhat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 24,397 22,044 2,329 2 2 0 1 1 18
Male 12,487 11,282 1,197 2 2 0 0 0 4
Female 11,910 10,762 1,132 0 0 0 1 1 14

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 23 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 7.1% which is -1.7% lower than male population growth rate of 8.8%. General caste population has increased by 9.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 6.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -52% and child population has decreased by -17.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dainhat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8% 9.9% 6.3% -52% -17.4%
Male 8.8% 9.9% 8% -53.8% -15.1%
Female 7.1% 9.9% 4.6% -50% -19.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 954 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 961, in schedule caste is 947 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 976 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 56 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dainhat

Total General SC ST Child
Change -16 0 -30 77 -56
2011 954 961 947 1000 976
2001 970 961 977 923 1032

Literacy

Total about 18 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9976 are male and 8377 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dainhat is 83%. 88% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dainhat

Total Male Female
Change 8.8% 6.7% 11.0%
2011 83.1% 88.1% 77.8%
2001 74.3% 81.4% 66.8%

Workers profile

Dainhat has 35% (8624) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 13% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dainhat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.3% 31.5% 3.8% 64.7%
Male 56.5% 52.2% 4.3% 43.5%
Female 13.2% 9.9% 3.3% 86.8%