Kurseong Community Development Block, with population of about 94 thousand is Darjiling district's the 6th least populous sub district, located in Darjiling district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 65 villages in the sub district, among them Longview Tea Garden is the most populous village with population of 5301 and Shalbari Chhat Dwitiya Khanda is the least populous village with population of 25. Mahal Diram Forest is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 32 km2 and Shalbari Chhat Dwitiya Khanda is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Cart Road Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 94 thousand people, among them about 47 thousand (50%) are male and about 47 thousand (50%) are female. 60% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 31% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kurseong community development block is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 21 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 85% (about 80 thousand) live in Kurseong Sub District rural part and 15% (about 14 thousand) population live in the Kurseong Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kurseong

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 94,347 56,844 8,271 29,232 8,525
Male 47,030 28,410 4,010 14,610 4,240
Female 47,317 28,434 4,261 14,622 4,285

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kurseong

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 24% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 8% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1008 in Buddhists are 993 and in Christians are 1046

Religion wise population 2011 - Kurseong

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 94,347 62,111 610 7,110 38 22,420 69 1,750 239
Male 47,030 30,939 344 3,475 19 11,247 35 864 107
Female 47,317 31,172 266 3,635 19 11,173 34 886 132

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 86 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 11.2% which is 2.7% higher than male population growth rate of 8.5%. General caste population has decreased by -20.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 284.8% and child population has decreased by -14.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kurseong

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.9% -20.5% 21.9% 284.8% -14.2%
Male 8.5% -21.4% 19.6% 281.3% -15.9%
Female 11.2% -19.5% 24.2% 288.4% -12.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1006 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1001, in schedule caste is 1063 and in schedule tribe is 1001. There are 1011 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 42 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kurseong

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 23 40 18 42
2011 1006 1001 1063 1001 1011
2001 982 978 1023 983 969

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kurseong

Literacy

Total about 70 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 38 thousand are male and about 32 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kurseong is 81%. 89% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kurseong

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 4.5% 9.2%
2011 81.2% 88.6% 73.8%
2001 74.4% 84.1% 64.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kurseong

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mangpu Cinchona Plantation 98 Cart Road 90
Barasit Tong Khasmahal 95
St.Marys 94
Paharu 93
Chhota Adalpur 93
Chattakpur Forest 92
Selpu Khasmahal 92
Goethals 91
Kharia Busty 91
Sukna 91

Workers profile

Kurseong has 36% (about 34 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 26% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kurseong

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.2% 26.7% 9.5% 63.8%
Male 46.5% 34.4% 12.1% 53.5%
Female 25.9% 19% 6.9% 74.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kurseong