North DumDum Municipality, with population of about 2.5 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 7th most populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of North DumDum municipality is 26 km2 and it is the 5th biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 9419 persons per km2. There are 31 wards in the city, among them North Dumdum Ward No 04 is the most populous ward with population of about 15 thousand and North Dumdum Ward No 07 is the least populous ward with population of 4733.

Nearest railway station is Birati which is within the city. Barasat is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Barasat which is 15 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 32 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 68 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (49%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of North DumDum municipality is 7%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 63 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - North DumDum

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 249,142 205,174 41,613 2,355 18,411
Male 126,279 103,857 21,215 1,207 9,415
Female 122,863 101,317 20,398 1,148 8,996

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 980 in Muslims are 876.

Religion wise population 2011 - North DumDum

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 249,142 232,017 15,589 574 511 265 44 25 117
Male 126,279 117,169 8,310 296 281 131 23 13 56
Female 122,863 114,848 7,279 278 230 134 21 12 61

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 13.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 14.8% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 11.7%. General caste population has increased by 9.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 34%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 97.9% and child population has decreased by -7.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - North DumDum

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.2% 9.3% 34% 97.9% -7.1%
Male 11.7% 7.5% 34.1% 95.3% -6.5%
Female 14.8% 11.1% 33.8% 100.7% -7.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 973 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 961 and in schedule tribe is 951. There are 955 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 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - North DumDum

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 32 -3 25 -15
2011 973 976 961 951 955
2001 947 944 964 926 970

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of North DumDum is 91%. 93% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - North DumDum

Total Male Female
Change 1.2% -0.2% 2.8%
2011 91% 93.2% 88.8%
2001 89.8% 93.4% 86%

Workers profile

North DumDum has 35% (about 88 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 11% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - North DumDum

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.1% 32.6% 2.5% 64.9%
Male 58.4% 55.1% 3.3% 41.6%
Female 11.2% 9.5% 1.8% 88.8%