Salanpur Community Development Block, with population of about 1.6 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 14th least populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 69 villages in the sub district, among them Salanpur is the most populous village with population of 4739 and Sarkuri is the least populous village with population of 25. Ethora is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 5 km2 and Kankurkunda is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 census towns in the sub district, those are - Chittaranjan and Hindusthan Cables Town Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.6 lakh people, among them about 84 thousand (51%) are male and about 79 thousand (49%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 24% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Salanpur community development block is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 35 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 62% (about 1 lakh) live in Salanpur Sub District rural part and 38% (about 62 thousand) population live in the Salanpur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Salanpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 163,057 106,679 39,294 17,084 17,118
Male 83,796 55,287 20,069 8,440 8,880
Female 79,261 51,392 19,225 8,644 8,238

Most populated Villages and Cities in Salanpur

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Salanpur 4739 Chittaranjan 39098
Ethora 4547 Hindusthan Cables Town 22599
Jemari 4321
Khudika 3630
Benagarya 3434
Ghiadoba 3388
Shyamdi 3265
Basudebpur 3098
Pithakiari 2782
Nakrajuria 2746

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 945 in Muslims are 907 and in Christians are 1025.

Religion wise population 2011 - Salanpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 163,057 153,776 5,825 1,816 379 56 74 952 179
Male 83,796 79,045 3,055 897 198 22 34 453 92
Female 79,261 74,731 2,770 919 181 34 40 499 87

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 4.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 7.8% which is 6.6% higher than male population growth rate of 1.2%. General caste population has decreased by -2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.3% and child population has decreased by -9.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Salanpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.3% -2% 20.8% 14.3% -9.4%
Male 1.2% -5.1% 18% 12.6% -9.5%
Female 7.8% 1.6% 23.8% 16.1% -9.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 946 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 930, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 1024. There are 928 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 57 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 - Salanpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 62 45 31 2
2011 946 930 958 1024 928
2001 889 868 913 993 926

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Salanpur

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Banskatia 1169 Hindusthan Cables Town 956
Pahargara 1060 Chittaranjan 946
Kusumdanali 1039
Sinsbera 1035
Kallya 1032
Amjharia 1022
Keshardi 1020
Ramchandrapur 1016
Maheshpur 1014
Ghiadoba 1008

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 65 thousand are male and about 50 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Salanpur is 79%. 86% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Salanpur

Total Male Female
Change 0.6% -1.0% 2.8%
2011 78.8% 86.1% 71%
2001 78.2% 87.1% 68.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Salanpur

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Benagarya 95 Chittaranjan 92
Sarkuri 88 Hindusthan Cables Town 88
Harishadi 88
Rupnarayanpur 87
Angaria 86
Kusumdanali 83
Banbirdi 82
Kirtanshala 81
Ramdi 80
Bolkunda 80

Workers profile

Salanpur has 31% (about 51 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 10% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Salanpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.3% 24.1% 7.2% 68.7%
Male 51.7% 41.1% 10.6% 48.3%
Female 9.8% 6.1% 3.7% 90.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Salanpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ethora 5.2 Chittaranjan 19.7
Salanpur 3.8 Hindusthan Cables Town 3.9
Hadla 3.8
Khudika 3.5
Sarkuri 3.4
Bolkunda 3.2
Jitpur 2.8
Achhra 2.6
Dabar 2.6
Dhanguri 2.4