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.

Demographics

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.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 21.1 lakh) live in Paschim Barddhaman District urban part and 13% (about 3.2 lakh) population live in the Paschim Barddhaman District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Paschim Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,433,485 1,812,562 504,456 116,467 269,159
Male 1,265,182 947,542 259,030 58,610 139,474
Female 1,168,303 865,020 245,426 57,857 129,685

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Paschim Barddhaman

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Ondal 186915 Churulia 8173 Durgapur 566517
Kanksa 178125 Shyamsundarpur 6273 Asansol 563917
Salanpur 163057 Jemua 5976 Kulti 313809
Jamuria 123176 Panagar 5510 Jamuria 149220
Faridpur Durgapur 115924 Hijalgora 5304 Jamuria 145276
Raniganj 106441 Basudha 5166 Raniganj 129441
Madhaipur 5140 Chittaranjan 39098
Salanpur 4739 Kajora 27275
Madanpur 4631 Ukhra 24104
Ethora 4547 Kanksa 23789

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.

Religion wise population 2011 - Paschim Barddhaman

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,433,485 2,040,123 344,139 10,521 13,715 1,058 903 10,942 12,084
Male 1,265,182 1,061,141 178,604 5,190 7,172 610 506 5,566 6,393
Female 1,168,303 978,982 165,535 5,331 6,543 448 397 5,376 5,691

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.

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Paschim Barddhaman

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kanksa 950 Bhadrapur 1432 Amlajora 995
Salanpur 946 Banskatia 1169 Prayagpur 987
Faridpur Durgapur 917 Bidbihar 1102 Arra 975
Jamuria 907 Chapabandi 1095 Debipur 968
Raniganj 906 Chak Janadhara 1066 Gopalpur 965
Ondal 904 Kandarkona 1061 Bamunara 961
Pahargara 1060 Hindusthan Cables Town 956
Rakshitpur 1049 Andal(Gram) 955
Dubrajpur 1048 Chittaranjan 946
Rajhat 1045 Egara 946

Literacy

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.

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Paschim Barddhaman

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Salanpur 79 Benagarya 95 Chittaranjan 92
Ondal 77 Shankarpur 91 Dignala 88
Kanksa 76 Tetikhala 91 Hindusthan Cables Town 88
Faridpur Durgapur 74 Sonachora 91 Baska 86
Raniganj 74 Sarkuri 88 Durgapur 86
Jamuria 69 Harishadi 88 Arra 85
Gopendanga 87 Kanksa 85
Kaliganj 87 Nabaghanapur 84
Arati 87 Debipur 83
Rupnarayanpur 87 Asansol 83

Workers profile

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.

Percentage of working population - Paschim Barddhaman

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.3% 25.1% 8.2% 66.7%
Male 53.1% 42.4% 10.6% 46.9%
Female 12% 6.4% 5.6% 88%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Paschim Barddhaman

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bistupur 34.9 Durgapur 154.2
Churulia 10.4 Asansol 125.2
Hijalgora 8.7 Kulti 96
Jemua 8 Jamuria 79.2
Basudha 7.9 Jamuria 79.2
Madhaiganj 7.6 Raniganj 25
Birudiha 7.6 Chittaranjan 19.7
Malandighi 7 Gopalpur 14.1
Taltore 6.6 Kajora 10.3
Srikrishnapur 6.6 Andal(Gram) 8.8