Raiganj Community Development Block, with population of about 4.3 lakh is Uttar Dinajpur district's the most populous sub district, located in Uttar Dinajpur district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 221 villages in the sub district, among them Lakshmania is the most populous village with population of 9156 and Sadipur is the least populous village with population of 1. Lakshmania is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 10 km2 and Baniapukur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kasba and Nachhratpur Katabari Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.3 lakh people, among them about 2.2 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.1 lakh (48%) are female. 56% of the whole population are from general caste, 38% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raiganj community development block is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 92 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 96% (about 4.1 lakh) live in Raiganj Sub District rural part and 4% (about 16 thousand) population live in the Raiganj Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raiganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 430,221 238,774 163,662 27,785 61,515
Male 221,738 123,244 84,595 13,899 31,714
Female 208,483 115,530 79,067 13,886 29,801

Most populated Villages and Cities in Raiganj

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Lakshmania 9156 Kasba 10067
Sariabad 8477 Nachhratpur Katabari 6011
Karnajora 6848
Jagadishpur 6237
Barabarua 6198
Sitgram 6167
Adiar 5834
Dakshin Goalpara 5648
Serpur 5624
Gopalpur 5618

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 65% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 928 in Muslims are 960.

Religion wise population 2011 - Raiganj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 430,221 280,214 146,871 2,075 105 89 27 494 346
Male 221,738 145,314 74,921 941 61 49 15 238 199
Female 208,483 134,900 71,950 1,134 44 40 12 256 147

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 18.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 19% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 18.7%. General caste population has increased by 18.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 31.4% and child population has decreased by -15.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raiganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.8% 18.2% 17.8% 31.4% -15.9%
Male 18.7% 17.9% 18.1% 30.7% -14.4%
Female 19% 18.6% 17.5% 32.1% -17.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 940 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 937, in schedule caste is 935 and in schedule tribe is 999. There are 940 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 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 32 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raiganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 2 6 -4 11 -32
2011 940 937 935 999 940
2001 938 931 939 988 972

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Raiganj

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Aulabari 1333 Kasba 928
Mannagar 1158 Nachhratpur Katabari 924
Kumarol 1137
Imadpur 1133
Narayantola 1114
Durgapur 1109
Anantapur 1082
Mahisbathan 1066
Sangram 1062
Tazpur 1056

Literacy

Total about 2.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.3 lakh are male and about 1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raiganj is 64%. 70% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raiganj

Total Male Female
Change 12.0% 7.2% 17.3%
2011 63.5% 70.2% 56.4%
2001 51.5% 63% 39.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Raiganj

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Siagram 92 Kasba 84
Udaypur 90 Nachhratpur Katabari 77
Mahipur 90
Chandar 86
Bogram 84
Durgapur 84
Mahespur 84
Bindol 84
Mathurapur 83
Paschim Shankarpur 82

Workers profile

Raiganj has 39% (about 1.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% 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 10% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raiganj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.4% 28.6% 10.8% 60.6%
Male 54.7% 45.7% 9% 45.3%
Female 23.1% 10.4% 12.7% 76.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Raiganj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Lakshmania 10 Kasba 3.9
Malibari 8.3 Nachhratpur Katabari 2
Serpur 7.6
Sariabad 7.3
Jagadishpur 7
Adiar 6.5
Rampur 6.5
Balia 6.5
Sitgram 6
Gopalpur 5.8