Pandabeswar Community Development Block, with population of about 1.6 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 10th least populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 14 villages in the sub district, among them Danya is the most populous village with population of 3854 and Bhatmura is the least populous village with population of 594. Sonpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 5 km2 and Kumarkhala is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 14 census towns in the sub district, those are - Bahula, Baidyanathpur, Dalurband, Chhora and Chak Bankola Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.6 lakh people, among them about 85 thousand (52%) are male and about 77 thousand (48%) are female. 63% of the whole population are from general caste, 30% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pandabeswar community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 34 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 1.4 lakh) live in Pandabeswar Sub District urban part and 17% (about 27 thousand) population live in the Pandabeswar Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pandabeswar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 161,891 101,881 49,189 10,821 19,709
Male 84,651 53,896 25,314 5,441 10,095
Female 77,240 47,985 23,875 5,380 9,614

Most populated Villages and Cities in Pandabeswar

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Danya 3854 Bahula 17510
Banbahal 3540 Baidyanathpur 15704
Shyamsundarpur 2801 Dalurband 15107
Kumarkhala 2419 Chhora 13806
Sonpur 2358 Chak Bankola 11527
Joalbhanga 2070 Parashkol 10367
Gobindapur 1898 Bilpahari 8565
Bajari 1583 Konardihi 8488
Chak Jharia 1497 Kendra Khottamdi 6875
Chak Karala 1331 Sankarpur 6399

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 915 in Muslims are 897.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pandabeswar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 161,891 139,805 20,377 232 866 45 8 226 332
Male 84,651 73,008 10,742 118 460 27 2 115 179
Female 77,240 66,797 9,635 114 406 18 6 111 153

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.1% which is 10.3% higher than male population growth rate of 5.8%. General caste population has increased by 5.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 22%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.3% and child population has decreased by -1.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pandabeswar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.5% 5.5% 22% 12.3% -1.3%
Male 5.8% 0.5% 18.6% 8.4% -1.3%
Female 16.1% 11.7% 25.9% 16.5% -1.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 912 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 890, in schedule caste is 943 and in schedule tribe is 989. There are 952 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 80 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pandabeswar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 80 89 54 69 -1
2011 912 890 943 989 952
2001 832 801 889 920 953

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pandabeswar

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Bhaluka 1009 Ramnagar 945
Banbahal 988 Baidyanathpur 931
Sonpur 987 Mahal 929
Bajari 986 Sankarpur 929
Danya 954 Bahula 925
Bhatmura 954 Kendra Khottamdi 925
Gobindapur 947 Nabgram 903
Joalbhanga 933 Haripur 902
Chak Karala 915 Konardihi 899
Deshlopa 915 Bilpahari 895

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 61 thousand are male and about 43 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pandabeswar is 73%. 82% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pandabeswar

Total Male Female
Change 9.3% 8.2% 11.6%
2011 73% 81.8% 63.3%
2001 63.7% 73.6% 51.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pandabeswar

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gobindapur 80 Haripur 80
Bhatmura 77 Sankarpur 77
Shyamsundarpur 77 Konardihi 76
Danya 76 Nabgram 75
Chak Jharia 74 Bahula 75
Konda 73 Bilpahari 75
Kumarkhala 72 Chak Bankola 74
Chak Karala 70 Mahal 73
Deshlopa 69 Chhora 73
Joalbhanga 69 Dalurband 72

Workers profile

Pandabeswar has 31% (about 50 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 11% female population are working population. 37% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pandabeswar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 30.8% 22.1% 8.7% 69.2%
Male 49.1% 37.4% 11.7% 50.9%
Female 10.7% 5.3% 5.4% 89.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pandabeswar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sonpur 5.2 Kendra Khottamdi 8.3
Joalbhanga 4.1 Dalurband 8
Bajari 4 Konardihi 7.1
Deshlopa 2.3 Parashkol 6.7
Banbahal 2.3 Ramnagar 5.9
Chak Karala 1.9 Chhora 5.6
Danya 1.6 Nabgram 4.5
Chak Jharia 1.4 Bilpahari 4.1
Konda 1.3 Bahula 3.6
Bhatmura 1.3 Mahal 3.4