Beldanga - I Community Development Block, with population of about 3.2 lakh is Murshidabad district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 55 villages in the sub district, among them Mirzapur is the most populous village with population of about 27 thousand and Arazi Jalalpur is the least populous village with population of 101. Maniknagar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 18 km2 and Shankarpara is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Barua (P) Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.2 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.6 lakh (49%) are female. 96% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Beldanga - I community development block is 16%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 68 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 3.1 lakh) live in Beldanga - I Sub District rural part and 3% (8852) population live in the Beldanga - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Beldanga - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 319,322 306,449 12,621 252 50,070
Male 164,147 157,529 6,477 141 25,351
Female 155,175 148,920 6,144 111 24,719

Most populated Villages and Cities in Beldanga - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Mirzapur 27364 Barua (P) 8852
Naopukhuria 15454
Madda 15114
Bhabta 13988
Kazisaha 13489
Kapasdanga 13123
Bishannagar 12896
Hareknagar 12703
Gopinathpur 12522
Mahala 11793

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 21% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 946 in Hindus are 944.

Religion wise population 2011 - Beldanga - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 319,322 68,341 249,855 198 25 15 14 1 873
Male 164,147 35,148 128,410 108 17 6 10 0 448
Female 155,175 33,193 121,445 90 8 9 4 1 425

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 23.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 24.5% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 21.9%. General caste population has increased by 24.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -7.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 769% and child population has increased by 1.9% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.2% 24.8% -7.6% 769% 1.9%
Male 21.9% 23.5% -7.8% 907.1% 1.8%
Female 24.5% 26.2% -7.3% 640% 2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 945 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 945, in schedule caste is 949 and in schedule tribe is 787. There are 975 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Beldanga - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 20 5 -284 2
2011 945 945 949 787 975
2001 926 925 944 1071 973

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Beldanga - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chakhijli 986 Barua (P) 958
Naoda 985
Palaighata 981
Gangapur 975
Khidirpur 973
Debkunda 973
Kapasdanga 971
Sarulia (P) 970
Mahyampur 965
Begunbari 965

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 100 thousand are male and about 89 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Beldanga - I is 70%. 72% of male and 68% 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 - Beldanga - I

Total Male Female
Change 14.3% 10.9% 18.0%
2011 70.1% 71.9% 68.1%
2001 55.8% 61% 50.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Beldanga - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sahapur 84 Barua (P) 75
Halalpur 83
Andiran 80
Bhadur 80
Naoda 79
Dalua 79
Shankarpara 79
Pulinda 78
Gopinathpur 78
Gangapur 78

Workers profile

Beldanga - I has 33% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 12% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Beldanga - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.3% 27% 6.3% 66.7%
Male 53.6% 46.1% 7.5% 46.4%
Female 11.8% 6.7% 5.1% 88.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Beldanga - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Maniknagar 18 Barua (P) 4.3
Kapasdanga 11.3
Naopukhuria 9
Mirzapur 7.6
Bhabta 7.2
Madda 6.7
Bishannagar 6.2
Naoda 6
Pulinda 5.9
Mahala 5.5