Dakshin Dinajpur District Population, Caste, Religion Data (West Bengal) - Census 2011

Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal has total population of 1,676,276 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 857,199 are males while 819,077 are females. In 2011 there were total 396,406 families residing in Dakshin Dinajpur district. The Average Sex Ratio of Dakshin Dinajpur district is 956.

Dakshin Dinajpur district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 14.1% people lives in Urban areas while 85.9% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 88.7% while that in the rural areas is 70.1%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Dakshin Dinajpur district is 979 while that of Rural areas is 952.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Dakshin Dinajpur district is 188135 which is 11% of the total population. There are 96143 male children and 91992 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Dakshin Dinajpur is 957 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (956) of Dakshin Dinajpur district.

The total literacy rate of Dakshin Dinajpur district is 72.82%. The male literacy rate is 69.58% and the female literacy rate is 59.48% in Dakshin Dinajpur district.

Population
1,676,276
Literacy
72.82%
Sex Ratio
956

To facilitate the administration, Dakshin Dinajpur district is further divided into 9 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Dakshin Dinajpur Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Dakshin Dinajpur district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 188,135 96,143 91,992
Literacy 72.82% 69.58% 59.48%
Scheduled Caste 482,754 248,312 234,442
Scheduled Tribe 275,366 138,025 137,341
Illiterate 592,591 260,725 331,866

Caste-wise Population - Dakshin Dinajpur district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 28.8% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 16.4% of total population in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 482,754 248,312 234,442
Schedule Tribe 275,366 138,025 137,341

Religion-wise Population - Dakshin Dinajpur district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,232,850 (73.55%) 630,344 602,506
Muslim 412,788 (24.63%) 211,350 201,438
Christian 24,794 (1.48%) 12,475 12,319
Sikh 276 (0.02%) 168 108
Buddhist 148 (0.01%) 64 84
Jain 323 (0.02%) 175 148
Other Religion 2,786 (0.17%) 1,400 1,386
No Religion Specified 2,311 (0.14%) 1,223 1,088

Literacy Rate - Dakshin Dinajpur district

The total literacy rate of Dakshin Dinajpur district was 72.82% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 1,083,685 literates, males were 596,474 while females were 487,211. Also the male literacy rate was 78.37% and the female literacy rate was 67.01% in Dakshin Dinajpur district.

  Dakshin Dinajpur district West Bengal
Female 67.01% 70.54%
Male 78.37% 81.69%
Total 72.82% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Dakshin Dinajpur district

The Sex Ratio of Dakshin Dinajpur district is 956 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 956 females in Dakshin Dinajpur district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 957 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 956 ) of Dakshin Dinajpur district.


Population Density - Dakshin Dinajpur district

The total area of Dakshin Dinajpur district is 2,219 km2. Thus the density of Dakshin Dinajpur district is 755 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 31 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,188 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Dakshin Dinajpur district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Dakshin Dinajpur, 14.1% people lived in urban regions while 85.9% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 236,295 out of which 119,428 were males while remaining 116,867 were females. In rural areas of Dakshin Dinajpur, male population was 737,771 while female population was 702,210.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Dakshin Dinajpur was 979 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Dakshin Dinajpur was 958 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Dakshin Dinajpur were 18,628 which is 7.88% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Dakshin Dinajpur was 952 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Dakshin Dinajpur was 957 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Dakshin Dinajpur for urban regions was 88.68 percent in which males were 91.78% literate while female literacy stood at 85.52%. The total literate population of Dakshin Dinajpur was 1,083,685. Similarly in rural areas of Dakshin Dinajpur, the average literacy rate was 70.1 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 76.11% and 63.79% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Dakshin Dinajpur were 890,661.

Rural Urban
Population % 85.9% 14.1%
Total population 1,439,981 236,295
Male population 737,771 119,428
Female population 702,210 116,867
Sex ratio 952 979
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 957 958
Child population 169,507 18,628
Literates 890,661 193,024
Average literacy 70.1% 88.68%
Male literacy 76.11% 91.78%
Female literacy 63.79% 85.52%

Child Population - Dakshin Dinajpur district

According to Census 2011, there were 188,135 children between age 0 to 6 years in Dakshin Dinajpur district. Out of which 96,143 were male while 91,992 were female.


Working Population - Dakshin Dinajpur district

In Dakshin Dinajpur district out of total population, 702,987 were engaged in work activities. 74.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 25.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 702,987 workers engaged in Main Work, 170,682 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 174,690 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 526,470 427,578 98,892
Cultivators 170,682 156,797 13,885
Agriculture Labourer 174,690 129,402 45,288
Household Industries 20,485 10,375 10,110
Other Workers 160,613 131,004 29,609
Marginal Workers 176,517 71,982 104,535
Non Working 973,289 357,639 615,650

Dakshin Dinajpur district Map


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