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

Maldah district of West Bengal has total population of 3,988,845 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 2,051,541 are males while 1,937,304 are females. In 2011 there were total 846,991 families residing in Maldah district. The Average Sex Ratio of Maldah district is 944.

Maldah district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 13.6% people lives in Urban areas while 86.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 76.6% while that in the rural areas is 59.4%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Maldah district is 913 while that of Rural areas is 949.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Maldah district is 609040 which is 15% of the total population. There are 312340 male children and 296700 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Maldah is 950 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (944) of Maldah district.

The total literacy rate of Maldah district is 61.73%. The male literacy rate is 56.15% and the female literacy rate is 48.23% in Maldah district.

Population
3,988,845
Literacy
61.73%
Sex Ratio
944

To facilitate the administration, Maldah district is further divided into 16 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Maldah Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 609,040 312,340 296,700
Literacy 61.73% 56.15% 48.23%
Scheduled Caste 835,430 432,744 402,686
Scheduled Tribe 313,984 157,528 156,456
Illiterate 1,902,413 899,522 1,002,891

Caste-wise Population - Maldah district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 20.9% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 7.9% of total population in Maldah district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 835,430 432,744 402,686
Schedule Tribe 313,984 157,528 156,456

Religion-wise Population - Maldah district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,914,352 (47.99%) 988,780 925,572
Muslim 2,045,151 (51.27%) 1,047,638 997,513
Christian 13,209 (0.33%) 6,525 6,684
Sikh 747 (0.02%) 442 305
Buddhist 359 (0.01%) 196 163
Jain 639 (0.02%) 348 291
Other Religion 7,929 (0.2%) 3,890 4,039
No Religion Specified 6,459 (0.16%) 3,722 2,737

Literacy Rate - Maldah district

The total literacy rate of Maldah district was 61.73% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 2,086,432 literates, males were 1,152,019 while females were 934,413. Also the male literacy rate was 66.24% and the female literacy rate was 56.96% in Maldah district.

  Maldah district West Bengal
Female 56.96% 70.54%
Male 66.24% 81.69%
Total 61.73% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Maldah district

The Sex Ratio of Maldah district is 944 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 944 females in Maldah district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 950 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 944 ) of Maldah district.


Population Density - Maldah district

The total area of Maldah district is 3,733 km2. Thus the density of Maldah district is 1,069 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 86 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,647 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Maldah district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Maldah, 13.58% people lived in urban regions while 86.42% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 541,660 out of which 283,205 were males while remaining 258,455 were females. In rural areas of Maldah, male population was 1,768,336 while female population was 1,678,849.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Maldah was 913 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Maldah was 882 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Maldah were 78,414 which is 14.48% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Maldah was 949 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Maldah was 960 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Maldah for urban regions was 76.58 percent in which males were 78.92% literate while female literacy stood at 74.03%. The total literate population of Maldah was 2,086,432. Similarly in rural areas of Maldah, the average literacy rate was 59.37 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 64.19% and 54.29% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Maldah were 1,731,677.

Rural Urban
Population % 86.42% 13.58%
Total population 3,447,185 541,660
Male population 1,768,336 283,205
Female population 1,678,849 258,455
Sex ratio 949 913
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 960 882
Child population 530,626 78,414
Literates 1,731,677 354,755
Average literacy 59.37% 76.58%
Male literacy 64.19% 78.92%
Female literacy 54.29% 74.03%

Child Population - Maldah district

According to Census 2011, there were 609,040 children between age 0 to 6 years in Maldah district. Out of which 312,340 were male while 296,700 were female.


Working Population - Maldah district

In Maldah district out of total population, 1,537,847 were engaged in work activities. 68.3% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 31.7% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,537,847 workers engaged in Main Work, 219,241 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 322,452 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,050,995 851,932 199,063
Cultivators 219,241 206,232 13,009
Agriculture Labourer 322,452 281,043 41,409
Household Industries 98,383 24,882 73,501
Other Workers 410,919 339,775 71,144
Marginal Workers 486,852 234,529 252,323
Non Working 2,450,998 965,080 1,485,918

Maldah district Map


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