Dhakuria Census Town, with population of about 10 thousand is Gaighata sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Gaighata sub district of North Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Dhakuria census town is 2 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 4307 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Dhakuria Ward No 01 and the population of Dhakuria Ward No 01 is about 10 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Chandpara which is 1 km far from here. Gaighata is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 6 km. District head quarter of the census town is Barasat which is 44 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 68 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 170 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36°C and minimum temperature goes down to 14°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 10 thousand people, among them 5054 (50%) are male and 5111 (50%) are female. 54% of the whole population are from general caste, 46% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dhakuria census town is 8%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2532 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dhakuria

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,165 5,467 4,648 50 836
Male 5,054 2,752 2,277 25 417
Female 5,111 2,715 2,371 25 419

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1011.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dhakuria

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,165 10,109 51 1 1 0 1 0 2
Male 5,054 5,027 24 1 0 0 1 0 1
Female 5,111 5,082 27 0 1 0 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 15% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8839. Female population growth rate of the census town is 17.3% which is 4.5% higher than male population growth rate of 12.8%. General caste population has increased by 16%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 72.4% and child population has decreased by -18.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dhakuria

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15% 16% 13.4% 72.4% -18.4%
Male 12.8% 13.6% 11.4% 66.7% -21.8%
Female 17.3% 18.6% 15.4% 78.6% -14.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1011 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 987, in schedule caste is 1041 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 1005 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 39 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 82 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dhakuria

Total General SC ST Child
Change 39 42 36 67 82
2011 1011 987 1041 1000 1005
2001 972 945 1005 933 923

Literacy

Total 7849 people in the census town are literate, among them 4099 are male and 3750 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dhakuria is 84%. 88% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dhakuria

Total Male Female
Change 5.0% 2.6% 7.7%
2011 84.1% 88.4% 79.9%
2001 79.1% 85.8% 72.2%

Workers profile

Dhakuria has 33% (3393) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 12% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dhakuria

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.4% 30.1% 3.3% 66.6%
Male 55.4% 51.1% 4.2% 44.6%
Female 11.6% 9.3% 2.3% 88.4%