Kanksa Community Development Block, with population of about 1.8 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 14th most populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 77 villages in the sub district, among them Panagar is the most populous village with population of 5510 and Masna is the least populous village with population of 22. Bistupur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 35 km2 and Bidbihar is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 7 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kanksa, Gopalpur, Debipur, Arra and Bamunara Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 91 thousand (51%) are male and about 87 thousand (49%) are female. 55% of the whole population are from general caste, 35% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanksa community development block is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 40 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 58% (about 1 lakh) live in Kanksa Sub District rural part and 42% (about 75 thousand) population live in the Kanksa Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kanksa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 178,125 97,557 62,329 18,239 20,210
Male 91,350 50,410 31,830 9,110 10,301
Female 86,775 47,147 30,499 9,129 9,909

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kanksa

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Panagar 5510 Kanksa 23789
Basudha 5166 Gopalpur 15967
Ijjatganj 4085 Debipur 9967
Shilampur 3968 Arra 7808
Birudiha 3377 Bamunara 6665
Shyambazar 3308 Amlajora 5856
Kuldiha 3250 Prayagpur 4479
Babnabera 3009
Bistupur 2992
Banskopa 2711

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 949 in Muslims are 956.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kanksa

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 178,125 163,186 12,157 386 664 23 26 918 765
Male 91,350 83,723 6,215 187 348 10 13 473 381
Female 86,775 79,463 5,942 199 316 13 13 445 384

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 19.4% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 16.3%. General caste population has increased by 18.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 21.2% and child population has increased by 0.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanksa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.7% 18.5% 15.7% 21.2% 0.6%
Male 16.3% 16.5% 15.1% 19% 1.2%
Female 19.4% 20.6% 16.3% 23.5% 0.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 950 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 935, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 1002. There are 962 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanksa

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 32 9 36 -11
2011 950 935 958 1002 962
2001 925 903 949 966 973

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kanksa

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Bidbihar 1102 Amlajora 995
Kandarkona 1061 Prayagpur 987
Rakshitpur 1049 Arra 975
Dubrajpur 1048 Debipur 968
Rajhat 1045 Gopalpur 965
Banagram 1033 Bamunara 961
Dhobaru 1016 Kanksa 918
Rautdihi 1014
Malandighi 1009
Garadaha 1003

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 68 thousand are male and about 53 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanksa is 76%. 84% of male and 69% 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 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kanksa

Total Male Female
Change 8.2% 5.4% 11.6%
2011 76.3% 83.6% 68.6%
2001 68.1% 78.2% 57%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kanksa

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Radhamohanpur 87 Arra 85
Bramhangram 86 Kanksa 85
Gourangapur 84 Debipur 83
Ijjatganj 84 Prayagpur 82
Jamban 83 Gopalpur 80
Ayma Biswanathpur 83 Bamunara 77
Banagram 82 Amlajora 70
Rupganj 82
Talbahari 82
Saraswatiganja 81

Workers profile

Kanksa has 42% (about 75 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 25% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanksa

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42.4% 26.4% 16% 57.6%
Male 58.7% 42.1% 16.6% 41.3%
Female 25.2% 9.9% 15.3% 74.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kanksa

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bistupur 34.9 Gopalpur 14.1
Basudha 7.9 Kanksa 8.7
Birudiha 7.6 Amlajora 7.3
Malandighi 7 Bamunara 5
Panagar 6.1 Arra 3.8
Shyambazar 5.9 Prayagpur 2.6
Kuldiha 5.8 Debipur 0.9
Tilakchandrapur 5.8
Domra 5.5
Raghunathpur 5.5