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

Murshidabad district of West Bengal has total population of 7,103,807 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 3,627,564 are males while 3,476,243 are females. In 2011 there were total 1,570,759 families residing in Murshidabad district. The Average Sex Ratio of Murshidabad district is 958.

Murshidabad district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 19.7% people lives in Urban areas while 80.3% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 71.8% while that in the rural areas is 65.3%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Murshidabad district is 974 while that of Rural areas is 955.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Murshidabad district is 1013392 which is 14% of the total population. There are 514876 male children and 498516 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Murshidabad is 968 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (958) of Murshidabad district.

The total literacy rate of Murshidabad district is 66.59%. The male literacy rate is 60.02% and the female literacy rate is 54.04% in Murshidabad district.

Population
7,103,807
Literacy
66.59%
Sex Ratio
958

To facilitate the administration, Murshidabad district is further divided into 27 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Murshidabad Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 1,013,392 514,876 498,516
Literacy 66.59% 60.02% 54.04%
Scheduled Caste 897,534 460,143 437,391
Scheduled Tribe 91,035 46,163 44,872
Illiterate 3,047,973 1,450,377 1,597,596

Caste-wise Population - Murshidabad district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 12.6% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.3% of total population in Murshidabad district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 897,534 460,143 437,391
Schedule Tribe 91,035 46,163 44,872

Religion-wise Population - Murshidabad district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 2,359,061 (33.21%) 1,211,033 1,148,028
Muslim 4,707,573 (66.27%) 2,397,249 2,310,324
Christian 18,102 (0.25%) 9,479 8,623
Sikh 766 (0.01%) 437 329
Buddhist 348 (0%) 185 163
Jain 3,037 (0.04%) 1,567 1,470
Other Religion 7,429 (0.1%) 3,765 3,664
No Religion Specified 7,491 (0.11%) 3,849 3,642

Literacy Rate - Murshidabad district

The total literacy rate of Murshidabad district was 66.59% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 4,055,834 literates, males were 2,177,187 while females were 1,878,647. Also the male literacy rate was 69.95% and the female literacy rate was 63.09% in Murshidabad district.

  Murshidabad district West Bengal
Female 63.09% 70.54%
Male 69.95% 81.69%
Total 66.59% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Murshidabad district

The Sex Ratio of Murshidabad district is 958 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 958 females in Murshidabad district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 968 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 958 ) of Murshidabad district.


Population Density - Murshidabad district

The total area of Murshidabad district is 5,324 km2. Thus the density of Murshidabad district is 1,334 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 276 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,048 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Murshidabad district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Murshidabad, 19.72% people lived in urban regions while 80.28% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,400,692 out of which 709,742 were males while remaining 690,950 were females. In rural areas of Murshidabad, male population was 2,917,822 while female population was 2,785,293.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Murshidabad was 974 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Murshidabad was 970 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Murshidabad were 200,432 which is 14.31% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Murshidabad was 955 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Murshidabad was 968 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Murshidabad for urban regions was 71.85 percent in which males were 76.23% literate while female literacy stood at 67.34%. The total literate population of Murshidabad was 4,055,834. Similarly in rural areas of Murshidabad, the average literacy rate was 65.3 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 68.42% and 62.03% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Murshidabad were 3,193,502.

Rural Urban
Population % 80.28% 19.72%
Total population 5,703,115 1,400,692
Male population 2,917,822 709,742
Female population 2,785,293 690,950
Sex ratio 955 974
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 968 970
Child population 812,960 200,432
Literates 3,193,502 862,332
Average literacy 65.3% 71.85%
Male literacy 68.42% 76.23%
Female literacy 62.03% 67.34%

Child Population - Murshidabad district

According to Census 2011, there were 1,013,392 children between age 0 to 6 years in Murshidabad district. Out of which 514,876 were male while 498,516 were female.


Working Population - Murshidabad district

In Murshidabad district out of total population, 2,589,907 were engaged in work activities. 78.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 21.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 2,589,907 workers engaged in Main Work, 346,049 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 627,126 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 2,022,083 1,662,624 359,459
Cultivators 346,049 336,521 9,528
Agriculture Labourer 627,126 597,348 29,778
Household Industries 315,687 97,611 218,076
Other Workers 733,221 631,144 102,077
Marginal Workers 567,824 323,043 244,781
Non Working 4,513,900 1,641,897 2,872,003

Murshidabad district Map


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