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

Darjiling district of West Bengal has total population of 1,846,823 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 937,259 are males while 909,564 are females. In 2011 there were total 391,234 families residing in Darjiling district. The Average Sex Ratio of Darjiling district is 970.

Darjiling district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 39.4% people lives in Urban areas while 60.6% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 87.5% while that in the rural areas is 74.3%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Darjiling district is 966 while that of Rural areas is 973.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Darjiling district is 193169 which is 10% of the total population. There are 98933 male children and 94236 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Darjiling is 953 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (970) of Darjiling district.

The total literacy rate of Darjiling district is 79.56%. The male literacy rate is 76.57% and the female literacy rate is 65.74% in Darjiling district.

Population
1,846,823
Literacy
79.56%
Sex Ratio
970

To facilitate the administration, Darjiling district is further divided into 13 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Darjiling Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 193,169 98,933 94,236
Literacy 79.56% 76.57% 65.74%
Scheduled Caste 317,275 161,495 155,780
Scheduled Tribe 397,389 197,251 200,138
Illiterate 531,238 219,586 311,652

Caste-wise Population - Darjiling district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 17.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 21.5% of total population in Darjiling district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 317,275 161,495 155,780
Schedule Tribe 397,389 197,251 200,138

Religion-wise Population - Darjiling district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,366,681 (74%) 696,173 670,508
Muslim 105,086 (5.69%) 54,684 50,402
Christian 141,848 (7.68%) 69,543 72,305
Sikh 2,032 (0.11%) 1,211 821
Buddhist 209,240 (11.33%) 104,519 104,721
Jain 1,840 (0.1%) 977 863
Other Religion 15,523 (0.84%) 7,849 7,674
No Religion Specified 4,573 (0.25%) 2,303 2,270

Literacy Rate - Darjiling district

The total literacy rate of Darjiling district was 79.56% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 1,315,585 literates, males were 717,673 while females were 597,912. Also the male literacy rate was 85.61% and the female literacy rate was 73.33% in Darjiling district.

  Darjiling district West Bengal
Female 73.33% 70.54%
Male 85.61% 81.69%
Total 79.56% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Darjiling district

The Sex Ratio of Darjiling district is 970 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 970 females in Darjiling district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 953 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 970 ) of Darjiling district.


Population Density - Darjiling district

The total area of Darjiling district is 3,149 km2. Thus the density of Darjiling district is 586 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 153 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,996 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Darjiling district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Darjiling, 39.42% people lived in urban regions while 60.58% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 727,963 out of which 370,294 were males while remaining 357,669 were females. In rural areas of Darjiling, male population was 566,965 while female population was 551,895.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Darjiling was 966 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Darjiling was 930 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Darjiling were 66,396 which is 9.12% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Darjiling was 973 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Darjiling was 965 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Darjiling for urban regions was 87.48 percent in which males were 91.37% literate while female literacy stood at 83.48%. The total literate population of Darjiling was 1,315,585. Similarly in rural areas of Darjiling, the average literacy rate was 74.27 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 81.76% and 66.59% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Darjiling were 736,824.

Rural Urban
Population % 60.58% 39.42%
Total population 1,118,860 727,963
Male population 566,965 370,294
Female population 551,895 357,669
Sex ratio 973 966
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 965 930
Child population 126,773 66,396
Literates 736,824 578,761
Average literacy 74.27% 87.48%
Male literacy 81.76% 91.37%
Female literacy 66.59% 83.48%

Child Population - Darjiling district

According to Census 2011, there were 193,169 children between age 0 to 6 years in Darjiling district. Out of which 98,933 were male while 94,236 were female.


Working Population - Darjiling district

In Darjiling district out of total population, 683,726 were engaged in work activities. 77.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 22.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 683,726 workers engaged in Main Work, 51,984 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 32,087 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 532,855 396,341 136,514
Cultivators 51,984 41,632 10,352
Agriculture Labourer 32,087 23,372 8,715
Household Industries 10,517 7,863 2,654
Other Workers 438,267 323,474 114,793
Marginal Workers 150,871 83,245 67,626
Non Working 1,163,097 457,673 705,424

Darjiling district Map


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