Chakdah Community Development Block, with population of about 4.1 lakh is Nadia district's the most populous sub district, located in Nadia district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 137 villages in the sub district, among them Alaipur is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Chak Tengra is the least populous village with population of 5. Srinagar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and Chak Amdanga is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 10 census towns in the sub district, those are - Saguna (P), Madanpur, Chanduria, Kulia (P) and Lalpur (P) Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.1 lakh people, among them about 2.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 2 lakh (48%) are female. 49% of the whole population are from general caste, 46% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chakdah community development block is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 94 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 77% (about 3.1 lakh) live in Chakdah Sub District rural part and 23% (about 91 thousand) population live in the Chakdah Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chakdah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 405,719 198,177 185,933 21,609 38,434
Male 209,513 101,964 96,640 10,909 19,755
Female 196,206 96,213 89,293 10,700 18,679

Most populated Villages and Cities in Chakdah

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Alaipur 13754 Saguna (P) 14991
Srinagar 10483 Madanpur 13675
Chaugachha 8603 Chanduria 12700
Chand Mari (P) 8475 Kulia (P) 10406
Silinda 7741 Lalpur (P) 8536
Hariankha 6585 Darappur 8275
Rautari 6563 Punglia 6857
Balia 6014 Priyanagar 5763
Balagari Char 5305 Jangal 5106
Dubra 5285 Simurali 5027

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 15% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 934 in Muslims are 942.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chakdah

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 405,719 339,415 59,451 1,657 49 58 17 4,934 138
Male 209,513 175,466 30,608 785 30 23 11 2,518 72
Female 196,206 163,949 28,843 872 19 35 6 2,416 66

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 11.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 11.7% which is -0.2% lower than male population growth rate of 11.9%. General caste population has increased by 7.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.3% and child population has decreased by -11.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chakdah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.8% 7.8% 15.5% 19.3% -11.9%
Male 11.9% 7.2% 16.5% 18.8% -11.9%
Female 11.7% 8.3% 14.5% 19.8% -12%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 936 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 944, in schedule caste is 924 and in schedule tribe is 981. There are 946 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 decreased by 2 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 - Chakdah

Total General SC ST Child
Change -2 10 -16 8 -1
2011 936 944 924 981 946
2001 938 934 940 973 947

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Chakdah

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chak Tengra 1500 Priyanagar 1024
Uchitpur 1129 Lalpur (P) 1013
Juranpur 1088 Simurali 1004
Malichaghar 1084 Punglia 981
Raghunathpur (P) 1067 Chanduria 968
Mathurapur 1057 Madanpur 956
Kalipur 1056 Saguna (P) 943
Kata Belia 1027 Jangal 926
Char Modhusudanpur 1019 Darappur 921
Chandrapur 1018 Kulia (P) 915

Literacy

Total about 2.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.6 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chakdah is 80%. 85% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chakdah

Total Male Female
Change 6.2% 3.8% 8.9%
2011 80% 85.1% 74.6%
2001 73.8% 81.3% 65.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Chakdah

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chak Tengra 100 Lalpur (P) 95
Raninagar 93 Simurali 92
Chak Amdanga 92 Madanpur 89
Bejpara 91 Saguna (P) 87
Sutargachhi 91 Chanduria 86
Juranpur 91 Kulia (P) 86
Brahma Para 90 Punglia 84
Bagrabpur 90 Jangal 78
Kugachhi 90 Priyanagar 78
Anilia 89 Darappur 77

Workers profile

Chakdah has 36% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 10% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chakdah

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.6% 31.5% 4.1% 64.4%
Male 59.3% 54.4% 5% 40.7%
Female 10.3% 7.1% 3.2% 89.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chakdah

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Srinagar 10.7 Saguna (P) 5
Srikrishnapur Char 8 Kulia (P) 3.9
Charjirat 7.7 Madanpur 3.3
Balagari Char 7 Darappur 2.6
Chaugachha 6.7 Chanduria 2
Silinda 5.3 Jangal 1.9
Ghetu Gachhi 5.1 Lalpur (P) 1.8
Alaipur 4.7 Priyanagar 1.6
Dubra 4.2 Simurali 1.5
Banamalipara 4 Punglia 1.4