Siliguri Municipal Corporation (Jalpaiguri Part), with population of about 2.2 lakh is a part of the main city Siliguri city, located in Jalpaiguri district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 14 wards in the city, among them Siliguri Ward No 40 is the most populous ward with population of about 25 thousand and Siliguri Ward No 32 is the least populous ward with population of about 11 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Siliguri which is within the city. Siliguri is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Darjiling. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 2800 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 4°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.2 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (49%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Siliguri municipal corporation (Jalpaiguri part) is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 50 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Siliguri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 218,718 178,564 37,717 2,437 22,601
Male 112,167 91,479 19,478 1,210 11,689
Female 106,551 87,085 18,239 1,227 10,912

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 950 in Muslims are 900 and in Christians are 1108

Religion wise population 2011 - Siliguri

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 218,718 204,475 9,021 1,699 379 1,681 255 42 1,166
Male 112,167 104,851 4,747 806 191 832 133 20 587
Female 106,551 99,624 4,274 893 188 849 122 22 579

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 16.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 19.7% which is 6.1% higher than male population growth rate of 13.6%. General caste population has increased by 20.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.2% and child population has decreased by -6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Siliguri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.5% 20.3% 1.1% 19.2% -6%
Male 13.6% 17% -0% 15.1% -3.9%
Female 19.7% 24% 2.3% 23.6% -8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 950 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 952, in schedule caste is 936 and in schedule tribe is 1014. There are 934 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 49 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 41 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Siliguri

Total General SC ST Child
Change 49 54 21 69 -41
2011 950 952 936 1014 934
2001 901 898 915 945 975

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 90 thousand are male and about 78 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Siliguri is 85%. 89% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Siliguri

Total Male Female
Change 9.3% 7.2% 12.0%
2011 85.2% 89.1% 81.1%
2001 75.9% 81.9% 69.1%

Workers profile

Siliguri has 36% (about 80 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 14% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Siliguri

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.4% 31.9% 4.5% 63.6%
Male 57.9% 53.5% 4.4% 42.1%
Female 13.7% 9.1% 4.6% 86.3%