Samserganj Community Development Block, with population of about 2.8 lakh is Murshidabad district's the 6th most populous sub district, located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 24 villages in the sub district, among them Malancha is the most populous village with population of about 17 thousand and Arazi Napara is the least populous village with population of 402. Dogachhi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Kasim Nagar is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 11 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kankuria, Jafrabad, Bhasaipaikar, Dhusaripara and Chachanda Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.8 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (50%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Samserganj community development block is 20%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 51 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 62% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Samserganj Sub District urban part and 38% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Samserganj Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Samserganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 284,072 265,509 18,399 164 58,190
Male 142,034 132,613 9,337 84 29,426
Female 142,038 132,896 9,062 80 28,764

Most populated Villages and Cities in Samserganj

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Malancha 16918 Kankuria 36925
Dogachhi 13848 Jafrabad 28332
Antar Dwipa 10610 Bhasaipaikar 23141
Laskarpur 6756 Dhusaripara 17800
Hasimpur 6539 Chachanda 14244
Adwaita Nagar 6176 Anup Nagar 12940
Chandni Daha 5996 Jaykrishnapur 12599
Umarpur 5785 Serpur 8900
Balbalpara 5207 Uttar Mahammadpur 8264
Durgapur 4169 Basudebpur 6830

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1007 in Hindus are 965.

Religion wise population 2011 - Samserganj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 284,072 46,522 237,152 202 7 10 2 4 173
Male 142,034 23,679 118,146 107 4 4 1 3 90
Female 142,038 22,843 119,006 95 3 6 1 1 83

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 34.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 34.9% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 33.3%. General caste population has increased by 34.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 22.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 720% and child population has increased by 15.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Samserganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34.1% 34.9% 22.9% 720% 15.6%
Male 33.3% 34.1% 22.3% 740% 15.1%
Female 34.9% 35.7% 23.4% 700% 16.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1000 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1002, in schedule caste is 971 and in schedule tribe is 952. There are 978 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Samserganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 12 9 -48 9
2011 1000 1002 971 952 978
2001 988 990 962 1000 969

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Samserganj

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mahisha Thali 1068 Kankuria 1034
Nimtita 1045 Dhusaripara 1018
Ghoramara 1033 Uttar Mahammadpur 1016
Durgapur 1030 Anup Nagar 1014
Adwaita Nagar 1028 Jaykrishnapur 1000
Chandni Daha 1028 Serpur 999
Sitarampur 1020 Bhasaipaikar 997
Jaladipur 1008 Jafrabad 988
Sikdapur 1005 Kohetpur 982
Balbalpara 998 Chachanda 980

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 68 thousand are male and about 56 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Samserganj is 55%. 60% of male and 50% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 20%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Samserganj

Total Male Female
Change 14.9% 10.3% 19.6%
2011 55% 60.4% 49.6%
2001 40.1% 50.1% 30%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Samserganj

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kasim Nagar 73 Basudebpur 65
Jaladipur 62 Jafrabad 65
Malancha 61 Serpur 64
Hasimpur 61 Chachanda 58
Alamsahi 61 Uttar Mahammadpur 56
Sitarampur 60 Dhusaripara 55
Sikdapur 59 Kohetpur 53
Balbalpara 58 Kankuria 53
Nimtita 57 Jaykrishnapur 50
Phulandar 57 Anup Nagar 50

Workers profile

Samserganj has 43% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 41% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Samserganj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.1% 31.9% 11.2% 56.9%
Male 45.2% 38.6% 6.6% 54.8%
Female 41% 25.3% 15.8% 59%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Samserganj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dogachhi 5.7 Anup Nagar 4.8
Malancha 5.5 Kankuria 3.5
Laskarpur 5.1 Dhusaripara 3.3
Phulandar 3.4 Bhasaipaikar 3.1
Chandni Daha 3 Jafrabad 3.1
Antar Dwipa 2.6 Jaykrishnapur 2
Loharpur 2.2 Basudebpur 1.4
Ghoramara 2 Chachanda 1.2
Baharagachi 1.9 Kohetpur 0.9
Ratanpur 1.8 Serpur 0.6