Kakdwip Community Development Block, with population of about 2.8 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 7th most populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 39 villages in the sub district, among them Ganespur is the most populous village with population of about 33 thousand and Gobindapur is the least populous village with population of 856. Ganespur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 16 km2 and Ramchandrapur is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.8 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (49%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 35% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kakdwip community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 60 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Kakdwip community development block live in the Kakdwip Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kakdwip

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 281,963 182,183 97,944 1,836 34,715
Male 144,120 92,649 50,564 907 17,572
Female 137,843 89,534 47,380 929 17,143

Most populated Villages in Kakdwip

Villages
Name Population
Ganespur 32932
Kalinagar 28669
Kakdwip 19368
Akshyanagar 18883
Srinagar 10959
Ramchandranagar 10396
Kasinagar 10356
Sitarampur 10244
Chandipur 8519
Manmathapur 7981

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 949 in Muslims are 994.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kakdwip

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 281,963 232,263 48,181 207 31 27 23 30 1,201
Male 144,120 119,173 24,169 105 15 13 15 16 614
Female 137,843 113,090 24,012 102 16 14 8 14 587

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18.3% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 17.3%. General caste population has increased by 20.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -5.4% and child population has decreased by -7.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kakdwip

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.8% 20.4% 13.8% -5.4% -7.2%
Male 17.3% 19.7% 13.9% -11.8% -8%
Female 18.3% 21.1% 13.8% 1.8% -6.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 966, in schedule caste is 937 and in schedule tribe is 1024. There are 976 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 increased by 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 16 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kakdwip

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 10 -1 136 16
2011 956 966 937 1024 976
2001 949 956 938 888 960

Villages with highest sex ratio in Kakdwip

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Suryanagar 1029
Gopalnagar 1022
Hesamabad 1018
Gangadharpur 1006
Gobindarampur 996
Kasiabad 994
Koaberia 986
Uttar Durgapur 986
Manmathapur 985
Dakshin Kasiabad 983

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 86 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kakdwip is 78%. 84% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kakdwip

Total Male Female
Change 7.4% 2.9% 12.1%
2011 77.9% 84.3% 71.2%
2001 70.5% 81.4% 59.1%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Kakdwip

Workers profile

Kakdwip has 36% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 14% female population are working population. 37% 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 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kakdwip

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.7% 21.1% 14.6% 64.3%
Male 56.7% 37.3% 19.4% 43.3%
Female 13.7% 4.3% 9.4% 86.3%

Biggest Villages in Kakdwip

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Ganespur 16
Srinagar 11.9
Chandipur 11.9
Mrinalnagar 10.4
Manmathapur 10.1
Taktipur Abad 9.3
Kasinagar 8.8
Ramtanunagar 8.5
Bhubannagar 8
Gangadharpur 8