Chandipur Community Development Block, with population of about 1.9 lakh is Purba Medinipur district's the 11th most populous sub district, located in Purba Medinipur district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 111 villages in the sub district, among them Brajalal Chak is the most populous village with population of 9612 and Karkhali Chak is the least populous village with population of 40. Brajalal Chak is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 9 km2 and Sijua is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kotbar and Erashal Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.9 lakh people, among them about 97 thousand (52%) are male and about 91 thousand (48%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chandipur community development block is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 40 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Chandipur Sub District rural part and 6% (about 11 thousand) population live in the Chandipur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chandipur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 188,119 168,824 19,095 200 23,106
Male 97,123 87,168 9,853 102 11,948
Female 90,996 81,656 9,242 98 11,158

Most populated Villages and Cities in Chandipur

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Brajalal Chak 9612 Kotbar 6083
Nandapur 7397 Erashal 5332
Bara Ghuni 7000
Kulbari 6906
Khagda 4827
Jalpai Part I 4042
Dhusia 3952
Muradpur 3753
Jalpai Part II 3627
Dibakarpur 3466

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 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 936 in Muslims are 941.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chandipur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 188,119 161,915 26,063 46 17 5 6 3 64
Male 97,123 83,619 13,427 26 10 2 4 1 34
Female 90,996 78,296 12,636 20 7 3 2 2 30

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17.1% which is -1.1% lower than male population growth rate of 18.2%. General caste population has increased by 17.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -35.3% and child population has decreased by -4.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chandipur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.6% 17.7% 18.5% -35.3% -4.2%
Male 18.2% 18.2% 19% -27.7% -4.6%
Female 17.1% 17.1% 17.9% -41.7% -3.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 937 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 937, in schedule caste is 938 and in schedule tribe is 961. There are 934 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chandipur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -9 -8 -9 -230 7
2011 937 937 938 961 934
2001 946 945 947 1191 927

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Chandipur

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Karkhali Chak 1105 Erashal 1019
Kotalpur 1042 Kotbar 937
Madhusudan Gharair Chak 1038
Purba Birampur 1004
Barbanki 1004
Digha 1000
Saripur 994
Barnrturia 994
Atattar 993
Bajabaria 990

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 79 thousand are male and about 66 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chandipur is 88%. 92% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chandipur

Total Male Female
Change 8.5% 4.5% 12.6%
2011 87.8% 92.4% 82.9%
2001 79.3% 87.9% 70.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Chandipur

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Shyamsundarpur 100 Erashal 88
Machhlandapur 97 Kotbar 85
Garberya 97
Bhagabankhali 2Nd Portion 97
Amdabad 96
Kadamtala 96
Chandipur 95
Digha 95
Urui 94
Nasirabad 94

Workers profile

Chandipur has 36% (about 68 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 14% female population are working population. 27% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 30% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chandipur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.1% 15.5% 20.6% 63.9%
Male 56.4% 26.5% 29.8% 43.6%
Female 14.5% 3.7% 10.8% 85.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chandipur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Brajalal Chak 8.7 Erashal 3.8
Kulbari 7.4 Kotbar 1.1
Bara Ghuni 4.9
Jalpai Part II 4.4
Jalpai Part I 4
Bamunara 4
Nandapur 3.9
Khagda 3.1
Dibakarpur 3.1
Rasik Chak 2.8