Raghunathganj - I Community Development Block, with population of about 2 lakh is Murshidabad district's the 7th least populous sub district, located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 56 villages in the sub district, among them Kanupur is the most populous village with population of 8865 and Arazikatnai is the least populous village with population of 56. Barala is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Bahadinagar is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 6 census towns in the sub district, those are - Dafarpur, Srikantabati, Ramnagar, Charka and Ghorsala Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 1 lakh (51%) are male and about 95 thousand (49%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 27% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raghunathganj - I community development block is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 39 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 68% (about 1.3 lakh) live in Raghunathganj - I Sub District rural part and 32% (about 63 thousand) population live in the Raghunathganj - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raghunathganj - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 195,627 139,998 53,027 2,602 29,157
Male 100,295 71,716 27,271 1,308 14,784
Female 95,332 68,282 25,756 1,294 14,373

Most populated Villages and Cities in Raghunathganj - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kanupur 8865 Dafarpur 16587
Jarur 6435 Srikantabati 14027
Nutanganj 5805 Ramnagar 9528
Ramchandrabati 5648 Charka 8451
Barala 5580 Ghorsala 7837
Ramkantapur 5208 Mirzapur 6083
Sujapur (P) 4717
Kankaria 4633
Rajnagar 4586
Gankar 4574

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 56% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 43% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 952 in Hindus are 948.

Religion wise population 2011 - Raghunathganj - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 195,627 84,737 110,487 85 9 6 49 155 99
Male 100,295 43,504 56,595 48 5 1 24 72 46
Female 95,332 41,233 53,892 37 4 5 25 83 53

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 26.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 24.4% which is -4.6% lower than male population growth rate of 29%. General caste population has increased by 19.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 53.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -2.1% and child population has decreased by -1.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raghunathganj - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.7% 19.4% 53.8% -2.1% -1.8%
Male 29% 22.1% 54.4% -4.5% -3.2%
Female 24.4% 16.7% 53.1% 0.3% -0.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 951 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 952, in schedule caste is 944 and in schedule tribe is 989. There are 972 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 decreased by 34 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 27 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raghunathganj - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change -34 -44 -9 47 27
2011 951 952 944 989 972
2001 985 996 953 942 945

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Raghunathganj - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Arazikatnai 1154 Dafarpur 958
Bagha 1057 Charka 957
Takshak 1029 Mirzapur 950
Kanchanpur 1019 Ramnagar 942
Amgachhi 1015 Srikantabati 930
Prasadpur 1015 Ghorsala 922
Dakshinpara 1014
Pasai 1003
Sendajamuar 995
Bandkhola 992

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 59 thousand are male and about 48 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raghunathganj - I is 64%. 69% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raghunathganj - I

Total Male Female
Change 14.4% 10.8% 17.7%
2011 64.5% 69% 59.7%
2001 50.1% 58.2% 42%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Raghunathganj - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bahadinagar 81 Srikantabati 76
Raninagar Dwipchar 76 Mirzapur 75
Dhalo 75 Ghorsala 68
Sujapur (P) 75 Charka 66
Bandkhola 73 Dafarpur 64
Simla 72 Ramnagar 59
Jethia 72
Rajnagar 72
Jagadanandabati 71
Sahebnagar 70

Workers profile

Raghunathganj - I has 44% (about 85 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 32% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 22% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raghunathganj - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.6% 35.8% 7.8% 56.4%
Male 54.9% 48.5% 6.3% 45.1%
Female 31.8% 22.5% 9.3% 68.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Raghunathganj - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Barala 6.3 Dafarpur 5.7
Sendajamuar 6.1 Ghorsala 3.6
Uttar Ramna 5.9 Mirzapur 3
Bijoypur 5.2 Srikantabati 2.5
Dakshinpara 4.4 Ramnagar 2.5
Nait Baidara 4.4 Charka 1.2
Jarur 4.1
Ramchandrabati 3.9
Mandalpur 3.8
Gankar 3.8