Paschim Barddhaman District, with population of about 24.3 lakh is West Bengal's the 4th least populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Ondal is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.9 lakh and Raniganj is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.1 lakh.
There are 6 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Durgapur and Asansol Municipal Corporations; Kulti, Jamuria and Raniganj Municipalities and Jamuria Municipality and Out Growth.
The district is home to about 24.3 lakh people, among them about 12.7 lakh (52%) are male and about 11.7 lakh (48%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Paschim Barddhaman district is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 5.1 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.
|Total||General||Schedule Caste||Schedule Tribe||Child|
Religion wise distribution of population
Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 923 in Muslims are 927 and in Sikhs are 912.
Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male
As of 2011 census there are 923 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 913, in schedule caste is 947 and in schedule tribe is 987. There are 930 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district.
|Name||Sex Ratio||Name||Sex Ratio||Name||Sex Ratio|
|Pahargara||1060||Hindusthan Cables Town||956|
Total about 17.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.7 lakh are male and about 7.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Paschim Barddhaman is 79%. 86% of male and 72% of female population are literate here.
|Name||Literacy Rate %||Name||Literacy Rate %||Name||Literacy Rate %|
|Kanksa||76||Tetikhala||91||Hindusthan Cables Town||88|
Paschim Barddhaman has 33% (about 8.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 12% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.
|Worker (Among total population)||Main Worker (Among workers)||Marginal Worker (Among workers)||Non Worker (Among total population)|
|Name||Area (Km2)||Name||Area (Km2)|