Murshidabad District Urban Part, with population of about 14 lakh is West Bengal's the 8th most urban populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Murshidabad district urban part is 276 km2 and it is the 8th biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 5076 persons per km2. There are 10 sub districts in the district, among them Samserganj Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 1.8 lakh and Beldanga - I Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of 8852.

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 14 lakh people, among them about 7.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 6.9 lakh (49%) are female. 88% 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 Murshidabad district urban part is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.8 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Murshidabad district urban part is 5076 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,400,692 1,225,848 169,813 5,031 200,432
Male 709,742 620,351 86,755 2,636 101,732
Female 690,950 605,497 83,058 2,395 98,700

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 55% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 44% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 981 in Hindus are 964.

Religion wise population 2011 - Murshidabad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,400,692 617,143 776,725 2,057 313 100 2,497 77 1,780
Male 709,742 314,204 392,028 1,050 165 57 1,279 39 920
Female 690,950 302,939 384,697 1,007 148 43 1,218 38 860

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 91.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 7.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 91.4% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of 90.9%. General caste population has increased by 92.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 82.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 82.9% and child population has increased by 77.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 91.2% 92.5% 82.5% 82.9% 77.1%
Male 90.9% 92% 83.5% 84.6% 76.7%
Female 91.4% 92.9% 81.5% 81% 77.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 974 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 957 and in schedule tribe is 909. There are 970 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 5 -11 -17 4
2011 974 976 957 909 970
2001 971 971 968 926 966

Literacy

Total about 8.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.6 lakh are male and about 4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Murshidabad is 72%. 76% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Murshidabad

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 0.5% 6.6%
2011 71.8% 76.2% 67.3%
2001 68.3% 75.7% 60.7%

Workers profile

Murshidabad has 42% (about 5.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 30% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 22% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Murshidabad

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 41.6% 34.8% 6.8% 58.4%
Male 52.6% 47.4% 5.2% 47.4%
Female 30.2% 21.9% 8.4% 69.8%