Alipurduar District, with population of about 12.2 lakh is West Bengal's the least populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Kalchini is the most populous sub district with population of about 3 lakh and Kumargram is the least populous sub district with population of about 2 lakh.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Alipurduar Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 12.2 lakh people, among them about 6.3 lakh (52%) are male and about 5.9 lakh (48%) are female. 41% of the whole population are from general caste, 34% are from schedule caste and 25% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Alipurduar district is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.8 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 10 lakh) live in Alipurduar District rural part and 19% (about 2.3 lakh) population live in the Alipurduar District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Alipurduar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,223,992 504,565 416,125 303,302 142,689
Male 630,859 263,434 214,747 152,678 73,202
Female 593,133 241,131 201,378 150,624 69,487

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Alipurduar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kalchini 298458 Birpara Tea Garden 42080 Alipurduar 65232
Falakata 290722 Kalchini Tea Garden 22072 Jaygaon 42254
Alipurduar - II 218272 Dalsingpara Tea Garden 17167 Falakata 19716
Alipurduar - I 216931 Raichenga 12892 Uttar Satali 18454
Madarihat 202026 Lankapara Tea Garden 12401 Uttar Latabari 16350
Kumargram 199609 Satali Tea Garden 12178 Paschim Jitpur 14334
Rangamati Tea Garden 9987 Bholar Dabri 12670
Bhatpara Tea Garden 9985 Uttar Kamakhyaguri 12022
Malangi Tea Garden 9516 Parangarpar 11408
Buxa Forest (Raja Bhatkhawa) 9242 Birpara 10821

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 8% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 932 in Muslims are 955 and in Christians are 1007

Religion wise population 2011 - Alipurduar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,223,992 983,515 107,195 96,128 1,701 23,981 570 9,384 1,518
Male 630,859 508,958 54,824 47,903 1,230 12,055 308 0 889
Female 593,133 474,557 52,371 48,225 471 11,926 262 4,692 629

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -64% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 34 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -64.1% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of -64%. General caste population has decreased by -66.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -66.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -52.7% and child population has decreased by -72.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Alipurduar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -64% -66.6% -66.7% -52.7% -72.6%
Male -64% -66.4% -66.6% -52.9% -72.3%
Female -64.1% -66.8% -66.8% -52.6% -72.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 940 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 915, in schedule caste is 938 and in schedule tribe is 987. There are 949 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 20 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Alipurduar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -2 -12 -4 8 -20
2011 940 915 938 987 949
2001 942 927 942 979 969

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Alipurduar

Literacy

Total about 7.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.4 lakh are male and about 3.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Alipurduar is 73%. 80% of male and 66% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Alipurduar

Total Male Female
Change 10.0% 6.7% 13.6%
2011 72.9% 79.5% 65.8%
2001 62.9% 72.8% 52.2%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Alipurduar

Workers profile

Alipurduar has 40% (about 4.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 23% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Alipurduar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.8% 29.6% 10.2% 60.2%
Male 55.7% 46.2% 9.4% 44.3%
Female 23% 12% 11% 77%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Alipurduar