Dhaniakhali Community Development Block, with population of about 3.2 lakh is Hugli district's the most populous sub district, located in Hugli district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 214 villages in the sub district, among them Srikrishnapur is the most populous village with population of about 10 thousand and Shripatipur is the least populous village with population of 108. Srikrishnapur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Hiranya Bati is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.2 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.6 lakh (50%) are female. 53% of the whole population are from general caste, 33% are from schedule caste and 14% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dhaniakhali community development block is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 78 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

100% population of Dhaniakhali community development block live in the Dhaniakhali Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dhaniakhali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 320,534 169,008 105,811 45,715 31,228
Male 160,789 85,796 52,718 22,275 15,918
Female 159,745 83,212 53,093 23,440 15,310

Most populated Villages in Dhaniakhali

Villages
Name Population
Srikrishnapur 10345
Gurap 7856
Mandara 7610
Bhandarhati 6928
Gopinagar 5424
Bhastara 5084
Cheragram 4328
Shrirampur 4170
Samaspur 4113
Paschim Gopinathpur 3825

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 990 in Muslims are 1006

Religion wise population 2011 - Dhaniakhali

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 320,534 259,152 52,384 166 63 26 27 8,283 433
Male 160,789 130,234 26,113 84 32 14 16 4,097 199
Female 159,745 128,918 26,271 82 31 12 11 4,186 234

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.2% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 8.4%. General caste population has increased by 5.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.1% and child population has decreased by -16.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dhaniakhali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.3% 5.9% 13.9% 12.1% -16.1%
Male 8.4% 5.2% 13.3% 10% -16.2%
Female 10.2% 6.6% 14.5% 14.1% -16%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 994 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 970, in schedule caste is 1007 and in schedule tribe is 1052. 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dhaniakhali

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 13 10 38 2
2011 994 970 1007 1052 962
2001 977 957 997 1014 960

Villages with highest sex ratio in Dhaniakhali

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Pachhra 1218
Nimdanga 1157
Uttar Malikapur 1156
Sandhanpur 1153
Dumro 1148
Uttar Mogalpur 1146
Dhaniakhali 1130
Uttar Jagannathpur 1126
Balagari 1116
Jot Kamal 1115

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 99 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dhaniakhali is 76%. 83% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dhaniakhali

Total Male Female
Change 8.5% 6.0% 11.1%
2011 75.7% 82.5% 68.8%
2001 67.2% 76.5% 57.7%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Dhaniakhali

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Manipur 96
Shripatipur 96
Podpara 92
Kanta Garia 91
Pachhra 90
Mitrapur 90
Kak Gachhi 88
Dakshin Fatepur 87
Radha Ballabhpur 87
Faridpur 87

Workers profile

Dhaniakhali has 45% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 27% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dhaniakhali

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45% 31.6% 13.3% 55%
Male 63.2% 49.7% 13.5% 36.8%
Female 26.6% 13.4% 13.2% 73.4%

Biggest Villages in Dhaniakhali

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Srikrishnapur 6.3
Mandara 4.9
Palasi 4.1
Bhastara 4.1
Cheragram 4
Shrirampur 3.9
Gopinagar 3.5
Ghoshla 3.3
Chopa 3.2
Gangeshnagar 3.2