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

Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal has total population of 3,872,846 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,983,064 are males while 1,889,782 are females. In 2011 there were total 868,326 families residing in Jalpaiguri district. The Average Sex Ratio of Jalpaiguri district is 953.

Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 27.4% people lives in Urban areas while 72.6% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 82.4% while that in the rural areas is 69.7%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Jalpaiguri district is 943 while that of Rural areas is 957.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Jalpaiguri district is 461700 which is 12% of the total population. There are 236117 male children and 225583 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Jalpaiguri is 955 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (953) of Jalpaiguri district.

The total literacy rate of Jalpaiguri district is 73.25%. The male literacy rate is 70.43% and the female literacy rate is 58.32% in Jalpaiguri district.

Population
3,872,846
Literacy
73.25%
Sex Ratio
953

To facilitate the administration, Jalpaiguri district is further divided into 14 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Jalpaiguri Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 461,700 236,117 225,583
Literacy 73.25% 70.43% 58.32%
Scheduled Caste 1,458,278 750,841 707,437
Scheduled Tribe 731,704 365,868 365,836
Illiterate 1,374,066 586,442 787,624

Caste-wise Population - Jalpaiguri district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 37.7% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 18.9% of total population in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 1,458,278 750,841 707,437
Schedule Tribe 731,704 365,868 365,836

Religion-wise Population - Jalpaiguri district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 3,156,781 (81.51%) 1,620,614 1,536,167
Muslim 445,817 (11.51%) 228,009 217,808
Christian 186,279 (4.81%) 91,997 94,282
Sikh 2,994 (0.08%) 1,945 1,049
Buddhist 50,676 (1.31%) 25,182 25,494
Jain 1,461 (0.04%) 776 685
Other Religion 23,816 (0.61%) 11,930 11,886
No Religion Specified 5,022 (0.13%) 2,611 2,411

Literacy Rate - Jalpaiguri district

The total literacy rate of Jalpaiguri district was 73.25% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 2,498,780 literates, males were 1,396,622 while females were 1,102,158. Also the male literacy rate was 79.95% and the female literacy rate was 66.23% in Jalpaiguri district.

  Jalpaiguri district West Bengal
Female 66.23% 70.54%
Male 79.95% 81.69%
Total 73.25% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Jalpaiguri district

The Sex Ratio of Jalpaiguri district is 953 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 953 females in Jalpaiguri district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 955 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 953 ) of Jalpaiguri district.


Population Density - Jalpaiguri district

The total area of Jalpaiguri district is 6,227 km2. Thus the density of Jalpaiguri district is 622 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 367 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,860 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Jalpaiguri district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Jalpaiguri, 27.38% people lived in urban regions while 72.62% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,060,351 out of which 545,778 were males while remaining 514,573 were females. In rural areas of Jalpaiguri, male population was 1,437,286 while female population was 1,375,209.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Jalpaiguri was 943 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Jalpaiguri was 949 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Jalpaiguri were 110,589 which is 10.43% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Jalpaiguri was 957 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Jalpaiguri was 957 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Jalpaiguri for urban regions was 82.39 percent in which males were 86.75% literate while female literacy stood at 77.75%. The total literate population of Jalpaiguri was 2,498,780. Similarly in rural areas of Jalpaiguri, the average literacy rate was 69.73 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 77.3% and 61.82% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Jalpaiguri were 1,716,304.

Rural Urban
Population % 72.62% 27.38%
Total population 2,812,495 1,060,351
Male population 1,437,286 545,778
Female population 1,375,209 514,573
Sex ratio 957 943
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 957 949
Child population 351,111 110,589
Literates 1,716,304 782,476
Average literacy 69.73% 82.39%
Male literacy 77.3% 86.75%
Female literacy 61.82% 77.75%

Child Population - Jalpaiguri district

According to Census 2011, there were 461,700 children between age 0 to 6 years in Jalpaiguri district. Out of which 236,117 were male while 225,583 were female.


Working Population - Jalpaiguri district

In Jalpaiguri district out of total population, 1,512,910 were engaged in work activities. 76.3% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 23.7% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,512,910 workers engaged in Main Work, 181,104 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 212,657 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,153,765 922,182 231,583
Cultivators 181,104 167,234 13,870
Agriculture Labourer 212,657 166,901 45,756
Household Industries 18,115 13,334 4,781
Other Workers 741,889 574,713 167,176
Marginal Workers 359,145 169,179 189,966
Non Working 2,359,936 891,703 1,468,233

Jalpaiguri district Map


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