Contai - I Community Development Block, with population of about 1.7 lakh is Purba Medinipur district's the 10th least populous sub district, located in Purba Medinipur district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 221 villages in the sub district, among them Majna is the most populous village with population of 4653 and Samudrapur Jalpai is the least populous village with population of 3. Tedubi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 3 km2 and Chhota Ektarpur is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.7 lakh people, among them about 88 thousand (52%) are male and about 83 thousand (48%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Contai - I community development block is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 37 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Contai - I community development block live in the Contai - I Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Contai - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 170,894 147,240 23,562 92 18,122
Male 88,105 75,895 12,162 48 9,266
Female 82,789 71,345 11,400 44 8,856

Most populated Villages in Contai - I

Villages
Name Population
Majna 4653
Badalpur 1St Part 3980
Srirampur 3274
Tedubi 3083
Majila Pur 2937
Bishwanathpur 2853
Baksispur 2788
Nayaput 2372
Biramput 2370
Paschim Manikpur 2308

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 936 in Muslims are 978.

Religion wise population 2011 - Contai - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 170,894 155,161 15,397 98 11 8 7 3 209
Male 88,105 80,151 7,783 51 4 5 3 2 106
Female 82,789 75,010 7,614 47 7 3 4 1 103

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.1% which is -1.1% lower than male population growth rate of 13.2%. General caste population has increased by 11.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -48.9% and child population has decreased by -9.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Contai - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.6% 11.8% 19% -48.9% -9.1%
Male 13.2% 12.3% 19.9% -52.9% -11.3%
Female 12.1% 11.2% 18.1% -43.6% -6.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 940 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 940, in schedule caste is 937 and in schedule tribe is 917. There are 956 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 47 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Contai - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change -9 -9 -14 152 47
2011 940 940 937 917 956
2001 949 949 951 765 909

Villages with highest sex ratio in Contai - I

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 75 thousand are male and about 62 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Contai - I is 89%. 95% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Contai - I

Total Male Female
Change 5.6% 2.1% 9.2%
2011 89.3% 94.6% 83.7%
2001 83.7% 92.5% 74.5%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Contai - I

Workers profile

Contai - I has 36% (about 62 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 13% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Contai - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.1% 22% 14.1% 63.9%
Male 58.1% 38.6% 19.5% 41.9%
Female 12.7% 4.3% 8.5% 87.3%

Biggest Villages in Contai - I