Raniganj Community Development Block, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Barddhaman district's the least populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 12 villages in the sub district, among them Tirat is the most populous village with population of 4224 and Sonachora is the least populous village with population of 11. Tirat is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 4 km2 and Chak Janadhara is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 13 census towns in the sub district, those are - Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township), Egara, Chelad, Murgathaul and Ballavpur Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 56 thousand (52%) are male and about 51 thousand (48%) are female. 55% of the whole population are from general caste, 35% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raniganj community development block is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 22 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 78% (about 83 thousand) live in Raniganj Sub District urban part and 22% (about 23 thousand) population live in the Raniganj Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raniganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 106,441 58,968 37,491 9,982 12,885
Male 55,835 31,409 19,387 5,039 6,699
Female 50,606 27,559 18,104 4,943 6,186

Most populated Villages and Cities in Raniganj

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Tirat 4224 Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township) 13179
Chalbalpur 3567 Egara 7623
Napur 2461 Chelad 7471
Saora 2191 Murgathaul 7371
Narankuri 2176 Ballavpur 6468
Kumardiha 2142 Raghunathchak 6006
Nimcha 2065 Banshra 5703
Harabhanga 1907 Amkula 5445
Damalia 1118 Chapui 5358
Chak Brindabanpur 818 Baktarnagar 5112

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 908 in Muslims are 863

Religion wise population 2011 - Raniganj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 106,441 96,719 6,837 441 194 19 10 2,083 138
Male 55,835 50,699 3,670 217 104 10 2 1,070 63
Female 50,606 46,020 3,167 224 90 9 8 1,013 75

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 4.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 8.7% which is 7.3% higher than male population growth rate of 1.4%. General caste population has increased by 0.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.3% and child population has decreased by -1.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raniganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.7% 0.2% 10.2% 14.3% -1.3%
Male 1.4% -4.1% 8.3% 14.3% -1%
Female 8.7% 5.5% 12.3% 14.2% -1.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 906 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 877, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 981. There are 923 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 61 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raniganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 61 80 34 -1 -6
2011 906 877 934 981 923
2001 845 797 900 982 929

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Raniganj

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chak Janadhara 1066 Egara 946
Nimcha 982 Sahebganj 940
Narankuri 975 Belebathan 937
Harabhanga 944 Baktarnagar 934
Tirat 934 Chelad 922
Napur 927 Ratibati 920
Damalia 924 Raghunathchak 907
Saora 886 Ballavpur 903
Chak Brindabanpur 880 Banshra 900
Chalbalpur 871 Murgathaul 880

Literacy

Total about 69 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 41 thousand are male and about 28 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raniganj is 74%. 83% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raniganj

Total Male Female
Change 8.1% 6.3% 10.9%
2011 73.9% 82.9% 63.9%
2001 65.8% 76.6% 53%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Raniganj

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sonachora 91 Ballavpur 81
Saora 80 Sahebganj 81
Narankuri 77 Egara 77
Napur 77 Chelad 77
Damalia 74 Chapui 77
Nimcha 71 Banshra 75
Tirat 68 Murgathaul 74
Chalbalpur 67 Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township) 73
Kumardiha 66 Belebathan 72
Harabhanga 64 Raghunathchak 72

Workers profile

Raniganj has 31% (about 33 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 10% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raniganj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.3% 23.5% 7.8% 68.7%
Male 50.8% 40% 10.9% 49.2%
Female 9.8% 5.4% 4.4% 90.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Raniganj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tirat 4 Jemari (J.K. Nagar Township) 4.2
Nimcha 3.9 Baktarnagar 4.2
Napur 3.3 Chelad 3.9
Harabhanga 2.6 Egara 3.7
Chalbalpur 2.2 Amkula 3
Saora 2.2 Banshra 3
Damalia 2.1 Belebathan 3
Narankuri 1.2 Murgathaul 2.1
Sonachora 1.1 Ballavpur 1.7
Kumardiha 0.8 Sahebganj 1.7