Diamond Harbour Municipality, with population of about 42 thousand is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 3rd least populous municipality located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Diamond Harbour municipality is 10 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 4035 persons per km2. There are 16 wards in the city, among them Diamond Harbour Ward No 15 is the most populous ward with population of 4385 and Diamond Harbour Ward No 08 is the least populous ward with population of 1414.

Nearest railway station is Diamond Harbour which is within the city. Diamond Harbour is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Alipore which is 46 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 48 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1495.2 mm.

Demographics

The city is home to about 42 thousand people, among them about 21 thousand (50%) are male and about 21 thousand (50%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Diamond Harbour municipality is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 10 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Diamond Harbour

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 41,802 36,509 5,221 72 3,688
Male 21,050 18,339 2,677 34 1,854
Female 20,752 18,170 2,544 38 1,834

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 989 in Muslims are 967.

Religion wise population 2011 - Diamond Harbour

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 41,802 35,942 5,749 44 43 1 4 0 19
Male 21,050 18,071 2,922 21 19 1 3 0 13
Female 20,752 17,871 2,827 23 24 0 1 0 6

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 12.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 37 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 15.1% which is 5.5% higher than male population growth rate of 9.6%. General caste population has increased by 11.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -65.6% and child population has decreased by -6.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Diamond Harbour

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.3% 11.1% 25% -65.6% -6.7%
Male 9.6% 8.6% 22% -72.4% -9.6%
Female 15.1% 13.9% 28.4% -55.8% -3.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 986 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 991, in schedule caste is 950 and in schedule tribe is 1118. There are 989 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 48 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 63 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Diamond Harbour

Total General SC ST Child
Change 48 46 47 419 63
2011 986 991 950 1118 989
2001 938 945 903 699 926

Literacy

Total about 33 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 17 thousand are male and about 16 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Diamond Harbour is 86%. 90% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Diamond Harbour

Total Male Female
Change 5.9% 4.0% 8.2%
2011 85.9% 89.6% 82.2%
2001 80% 85.6% 74%

Workers profile

Diamond Harbour has 35% (about 15 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 14% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Diamond Harbour

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.4% 31.5% 3.9% 64.6%
Male 56.9% 51.5% 5.4% 43.1%
Female 13.6% 11.3% 2.4% 86.4%