Kankandighi Village, with population of about 13 thousand is Mathurapur - II sub district's the 6th most populous village, located in Mathurapur - II sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kankandighi village is 19 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 685 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Joynagar and distance from Kankandighi village to Joynagar is 23 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Kankandighi village is 743383.

Demographics

The village is home to about 13 thousand people, among them 6660 (52%) are male and 6240 (48%) are female. 62% of the whole population are from general caste, 26% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kankandighi village is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 2848 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kankandighi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12,900 7,996 3,298 1,606 1,560
Male 6,660 4,129 1,725 806 803
Female 6,240 3,867 1,573 800 757

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 14.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 15.8% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 12.6%. General caste population has increased by 17.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 5.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.1% and child population has decreased by -16.9% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kankandighi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.1% 17.3% 5.8% 17.1% -16.9%
Male 12.6% 15.6% 5.2% 14.2% -17%
Female 15.8% 19.1% 6.6% 20.3% -16.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 937 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 937, in schedule caste is 912 and in schedule tribe is 993. There are 943 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 26 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 - Kankandighi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 28 12 51 2
2011 937 937 912 993 943
2001 911 909 900 942 941

Literacy

Total 8687 people in the village are literate, among them 4967 are male and 3720 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kankandighi is 77%. 85% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 18%. Male literacy has gone up by 14% and female literacy rate has gone up by 23%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kankandighi

Total Male Female
Change 17.9% 13.4% 23.1%
2011 76.6% 84.8% 67.8%
2001 58.7% 71.4% 44.7%

Workers profile

Kankandighi has 35% (4547) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 13% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kankandighi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.2% 20.9% 14.3% 64.8%
Male 56.3% 37.6% 18.6% 43.7%
Female 12.8% 3.1% 9.7% 87.2%