Population  

Chakdaha is a prominent urban local body in the district of Nadia – Nadia being one of the southern districts of West Bengal. Located on the banks of Bhagirathi River, Chakdaha derived its name from its mythological past. According to one of these stories, when river Bhagirathi was taking Ganga along this path, the wheel (Chaka) of his chariot got stuck in the sand, and from then on, that place became known as chakradaha or Chakdaha. Chakdaha is located between 22o 15’’47’ north latitude and 88 o 18’52 ’’ east longitudes on the world map. Presently the Municipality consists of 21 wards covering an area of 15.36 sqkms with a population of 95203 persons in 2011.

Ward wise population profile

Ward No Total population (Year)  
1981 1991 2001 2011
1 4918 4910 4252 5259
2 11430 4649 5680 6987
3 7863 5481 4590 4737
4 7865 3193 4759 4983
5 11059 6756 4967 5485
6 6932 4065 4527 5289
7 9241 4914 3108 3470
8 N.A 3671 3246 3236
9 N.A 3687 3899 4362
10 N.A 3143 4956 5479
11 N.A 4926 3454 3699
12 N.A 5324 5099 6269
13 N.A 3118 3642 4109
14 N.A 5614 4697 5187
15 N.A 3870 4479 3116
16 N.A 7559 3746 3886
17 N.A N.A 4633 4519
18 N.A N.A 5486 2967
19 N.A N.A 4159 3938
20 N.A N.A 3586 4373
21 N.A N.A NA 3853
Total 59308 74880 86965 95203

Population Projection

The rates of growth of population experienced by Chakdaha during 1991 and 2001 will continue in future though at a lesser rate. The projections indicate that the town area would house a population of 95203 in 2011 and 107168 in 2021 including the population of the town.

Table Chart of Population Projection

Component 2001 2011 CAGR 2021 CAGR 2031 CAGR
Arithmetic Method 86965 95203 0.91% 107168 1.19% 119133 1.06%
Incremental Increase Method 86965 95203 0.91% 103541 0.84% 108252 0.45%
Geometrical Increase Method 86965 95203 0.91% 16457 -16.1% 19301 1.61%

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Age structure & Sex ratio


Sex ratio in Chakdaha is 981 in 2001, but it remains relatively higher the state average of 934.The population below six years of age in 2001 was 7277 constituting 7.64 % of the total population. This assumes significance, as facilities/amenities have to be planned for this age group to ensure a safe and healthy living.