Murshidabad District Rural Part, with population of about 57 lakh is West Bengal's the 2nd most rural populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Murshidabad district rural part is 5048 km2 and it is the 7th biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1130 persons per km2. There are 26 sub districts in the district, among them Domkal Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 3.6 lakh and Samserganj Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 1.1 lakh.

There are 7 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Berhampore, Dhulian, Jangipur, Kandi and Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 57 lakh people, among them about 29.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 27.9 lakh (49%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Murshidabad district rural part is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 12.9 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Murshidabad district rural part is 1130 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,703,115 4,889,390 727,721 86,004 812,960
Male 2,917,822 2,500,907 373,388 43,527 413,144
Female 2,785,293 2,388,483 354,333 42,477 399,816

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 31% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 960 in Hindus are 942.

Religion wise population 2011 - Murshidabad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,703,115 1,741,918 3,930,848 16,045 453 248 540 7,352 5,711
Male 2,917,822 896,829 2,005,221 8,429 272 128 288 3,726 2,929
Female 2,785,293 845,089 1,925,627 7,616 181 120 252 3,626 2,782

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 11.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 51.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 11.4% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 10.8%. General caste population has increased by 9.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.5% and child population has decreased by -12.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.1% 9.9% 19.2% 17.5% -12.7%
Male 10.8% 9.6% 19.1% 17.4% -12.5%
Female 11.4% 10.2% 19.2% 17.6% -12.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 955 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 955, in schedule caste is 949 and in schedule tribe is 976. There are 968 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 6 1 2 -4
2011 955 955 949 976 968
2001 950 949 948 974 972

Literacy

Total about 31.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 17.1 lakh are male and about 14.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Murshidabad is 65%. 68% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total Male Female
Change 13.0% 9.9% 16.3%
2011 65.3% 68.4% 62%
2001 52.3% 58.5% 45.7%

Workers profile

Murshidabad has 35% (about 20.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 14% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Murshidabad

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.2% 26.9% 8.3% 64.8%
Male 55.3% 45.5% 9.8% 44.7%
Female 14.2% 7.5% 6.7% 85.8%