Darjeeling Pulbazar Community Development Block, with population of about 1.3 lakh is Darjiling district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Darjiling district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 43 villages in the sub district, among them Goke is the most populous village with population of 9100 and Sum Forest is the least populous village with population of 49. Singalila Forest is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 178 km2 and Alubari Basty is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 census towns in the sub district, those are - Badamtam Tea Garden, Chongtong Tea Garden, Singtam Tea Garden and Ging Tea Garden Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 64 thousand (50%) are male and about 63 thousand (50%) are female. 67% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 29% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Darjeeling Pulbazar community development block is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 27 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 1.1 lakh) live in Darjeeling Pulbazar Sub District rural part and 17% (about 22 thousand) population live in the Darjeeling Pulbazar Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Darjeeling Pulbazar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 126,935 84,509 5,863 36,563 11,696
Male 63,828 42,444 2,926 18,458 6,036
Female 63,107 42,065 2,937 18,105 5,660

Most populated Villages and Cities in Darjeeling Pulbazar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Goke 9100 Badamtam Tea Garden 6102
Rimbick 6980 Chongtong Tea Garden 5802
Lebong & Mineral Spring Tea Garden 6236 Singtam Tea Garden 5792
Bijanbari 5338 Ging Tea Garden 4089
Tukvar Tea Garden 4791
Kaijalia 4150
Pandam Tea Garden 3959
Kankibong 3765
Soom Tea Garden 3578
Relling 3568

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 19% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 9% population all other religious communities contribute 6% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 986 in Buddhists are 981 and in Christians are 1041

Religion wise population 2011 - Darjeeling Pulbazar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 126,935 83,166 569 11,897 46 24,712 49 6,167 329
Male 63,828 41,874 315 5,828 14 12,474 29 3,141 153
Female 63,107 41,292 254 6,069 32 12,238 20 3,026 176

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 9.9% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 9.3%. General caste population has decreased by -17.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 307.5% and child population has decreased by -10.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Darjeeling Pulbazar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.6% -17.2% 21.4% 307.5% -10.2%
Male 9.3% -17.6% 23.8% 307.4% -8%
Female 9.9% -16.7% 19.1% 307.6% -12.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 989 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 991, in schedule caste is 1004 and in schedule tribe is 981. There are 938 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 47 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Darjeeling Pulbazar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 10 -39 1 -47
2011 989 991 1004 981 938
2001 983 981 1043 980 985

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Darjeeling Pulbazar

Literacy

Total about 93 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 51 thousand are male and about 42 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Darjeeling Pulbazar is 81%. 88% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Darjeeling Pulbazar

Total Male Female
Change 7.9% 5.2% 10.7%
2011 80.8% 87.6% 73.9%
2001 72.9% 82.4% 63.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Darjeeling Pulbazar

Workers profile

Darjeeling Pulbazar has 41% (about 52 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 33% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Darjeeling Pulbazar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.2% 26% 15.3% 58.8%
Male 49.2% 31.9% 17.3% 50.8%
Female 33.2% 20% 13.3% 66.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Darjeeling Pulbazar