Contai - III Community Development Block, with population of about 1.6 lakh is Purba Medinipur district's the 7th least populous sub district, located in Purba Medinipur district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 166 villages in the sub district, among them Kanaidighi is the most populous village with population of 8783 and Nilpura Baman Chak is the least populous village with population of 24. Kanaidighi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 9 km2 and Baranata Banya is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.6 lakh people, among them about 81 thousand (51%) are male and about 77 thousand (49%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Contai - III community development block is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 34 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Contai - III

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 157,793 136,817 20,832 144 17,985
Male 81,143 70,400 10,671 72 9,233
Female 76,650 66,417 10,161 72 8,752

Most populated Villages in Contai - III

Villages
Name Population
Kanaidighi 8783
Marishda 5953
Dhandali Bar 3871
Beutalia 3634
Kumirda 3625
Nachinda 3604
Durmut 3217
Daisai 3170
Jagudas Bar 3129
Sukunia 2593

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 944 in Muslims are 966.

Religion wise population 2011 - Contai - III

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 157,793 152,038 5,584 91 20 0 3 1 56
Male 81,143 78,210 2,840 49 11 0 3 1 29
Female 76,650 73,828 2,744 42 9 0 0 0 27

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 14.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 14.6% which is -0.6% lower than male population growth rate of 15.2%. General caste population has increased by 13.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 26.3% and child population has decreased by -2.6% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.9% 13.9% 21.6% 26.3% -2.6%
Male 15.2% 14.2% 21.6% 22% -2.6%
Female 14.6% 13.6% 21.7% 30.9% -2.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 945 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 943, in schedule caste is 952 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 948 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 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Contai - III

Total General SC ST Child
Change -4 -6 1 68 0
2011 945 943 952 1000 948
2001 949 949 951 932 948

Villages with highest sex ratio in Contai - III

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Baranata Banya 1364
Nauri Chak 1273
Bhadua 1254
Suruanagari 1164
Chhota Sijua 1108
Kanrgan 1087
Jaynagar 1056
Bilashpur 1055
Gangadhar Chak 1053
Kumria Khankuria 1047

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 68 thousand are male and about 58 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Contai - III is 90%. 95% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Contai - III

Total Male Female
Change 5.6% 2.3% 9.2%
2011 89.9% 94.8% 84.7%
2001 84.3% 92.5% 75.5%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Contai - III

Workers profile

Contai - III has 41% (about 65 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 22% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Contai - III

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.3% 23.5% 17.8% 58.7%
Male 59.4% 40.2% 19.2% 40.6%
Female 22.1% 5.8% 16.3% 77.9%

Biggest Villages in Contai - III

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kanaidighi 8.8
Dhandali Bar 4
Sukunia 3.4
Panichiara 3.2
Kumirda 2.9
Kharipukuria 2.8
Jagudas Bar 2.7
Durmut 2.7
Bhaja Chauli 2.6
Benyajhi 2.1