Dum Dum Municipality, with population of about 1.1 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 8th least populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Dum Dum municipality is 10 km2 and it is the 8th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 11797 persons per km2. There are 22 wards in the city, among them Dum Dum Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 7344 and Dum Dum Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 1245.

Nearest railway station is Dum Dum which is within the city. South Dum Dum is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 2 km. District head quarter of the city is Barasat which is 13 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 17 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 120 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 59 thousand (51%) are male and about 56 thousand (49%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dum Dum municipality is 7%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 28 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dum Dum

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 114,786 105,393 8,269 1,124 8,259
Male 58,566 53,649 4,301 616 4,186
Female 56,220 51,744 3,968 508 4,073

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 7% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 975 in Muslims are 786 and in Christians are 1107.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dum Dum

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 114,786 103,536 7,518 2,111 585 117 26 93 800
Male 58,566 52,427 4,209 1,002 315 56 11 69 477
Female 56,220 51,109 3,309 1,109 270 61 15 24 323

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 13.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 16.1% which is 5.4% higher than male population growth rate of 10.7%. General caste population has increased by 13.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 82.5% and child population has decreased by -4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dum Dum

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.3% 13.1% 10.7% 82.5% -4%
Male 10.7% 10.1% 11.6% 87.8% -4.3%
Female 16.1% 16.3% 9.7% 76.4% -3.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 960 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 964, in schedule caste is 923 and in schedule tribe is 825. There are 973 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 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dum Dum

Total General SC ST Child
Change 45 50 -15 -53 7
2011 960 964 923 825 973
2001 915 914 938 878 966

Literacy

Total about 98 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 51 thousand are male and about 47 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dum Dum is 92%. 93% of male and 91% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dum Dum

Total Male Female
Change 2.6% 0.3% 5.4%
2011 92% 93.1% 90.9%
2001 89.4% 92.8% 85.5%

Workers profile

Dum Dum has 36% (about 41 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 16% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dum Dum

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36% 31.5% 4.5% 64%
Male 54.7% 50.6% 4.1% 45.3%
Female 16.5% 11.5% 4.9% 83.5%