Amdanga Community Development Block, with population of about 1.9 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 8th least populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 79 villages in the sub district, among them Beraberia is the most populous village with population of 8969 and Chakbelu is the least populous village with population of 143. Beraberia is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 5 km2 and Chakbelu is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Dhania Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.9 lakh people, among them about 99 thousand (51%) are male and about 93 thousand (49%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Amdanga community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 44 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Amdanga Sub District rural part and 3% (6659) population live in the Amdanga Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Amdanga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 191,673 153,987 34,810 2,876 22,689
Male 98,618 79,179 17,968 1,471 11,517
Female 93,055 74,808 16,842 1,405 11,172

Most populated Villages and Cities in Amdanga

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Beraberia 8969 Dhania 6659
Bodai 6971
Dariapur 5748
Dangatanga Tangi 5657
Adhata 4883
Sikra 4194
Arkhali 4033
Amdanga 3855
Bhaluka 3830
Shashipur 3630

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 58% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 41% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 951 in Hindus are 933.

Religion wise population 2011 - Amdanga

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 191,673 79,159 112,093 140 44 17 8 65 147
Male 98,618 40,948 57,452 70 22 9 5 31 81
Female 93,055 38,211 54,641 70 22 8 3 34 66

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 15.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.5% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 14.8%. General caste population has increased by 14.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -1.2% and child population has decreased by -8.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Amdanga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.6% 14.9% 20.4% -1.2% -8.4%
Male 14.8% 13.9% 20.3% 1.4% -8.6%
Female 16.5% 16.1% 20.6% -3.8% -8.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 944 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 945, in schedule caste is 937 and in schedule tribe is 955. There are 970 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Amdanga

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 18 2 -53 5
2011 944 945 937 955 970
2001 930 927 935 1008 965

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Amdanga

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Uttar Durllabhpur 1065 Dhania 957
Narayanpur 1028
Anakha 1024
Hekampur 1013
Rafipur 996
Rahana 995
Rautara 989
Sadhanpur 983
Panchagharia 979
Panchpota 978

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 73 thousand are male and about 63 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Amdanga is 81%. 84% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Amdanga

Total Male Female
Change 9.3% 6.2% 12.8%
2011 80.7% 84.1% 77.1%
2001 71.4% 77.9% 64.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Amdanga

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Baikunthapur 96 Dhania 89
Kasarpara 93
Sahapur 93
Sar Padihi 91
Mathura 91
Madanpur 90
Harbati 89
Mirhati 87
Tapanpur 87
Chharuhat 86

Workers profile

Amdanga has 36% (about 70 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 11% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Amdanga

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.4% 30% 6.4% 63.6%
Male 59.9% 52.2% 7.7% 40.1%
Female 11.5% 6.4% 5% 88.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Amdanga

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Beraberia 5.2 Dhania 3.7
Dangatanga Tangi 4.2
Tentulia 3.4
Maricha 3.4
Dadpur 3.3
Adhata 3.2
Tapanpur 3.1
Bhaluka 2.9
Ratanpur 2.7
Uludanga 2.7