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Debiganj General Statistics
 

Items

2001

1991

Growth Rate (%)

Decadal

Annual

Area

In Sq. Km.

309.04

309.04

 

 

In Sq. Mile

119.32

119.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Household

Thana

39 128

31 532

24.09

2.18

Rural

36 837

29 742

23.86

2.16

Urban

2 291

1 790

27.99

2.50

 

 

 

 

 

Household Size (Dwelling)

Thana

4.7

5.1

(-) 7.84

(-) 0.81

Rural

4.7

5.1

(-) 7.84

(-) 0.81

Urban

5.1

5.2

(-) 1.92

(-) 0.19

 

 

 

 

 

Population

 

 

 

 

Both Sexes

185 960

159 902

16.30

1.52

Male

94 581

81 585

15.93

1.49

Female

91 379

78 317

16.68

1.55

Rural

 

 

 

 

Both Sexes

174 326

1 50 582

15.77

1.47

Male

88 696

76 819

15.46

1.45

Female

85 630

73 763

16.09

1.50

Urban

 

 

 

 

Both Sexes

11 634

9 320

24.83

2.24

Male

5 885

4 766

23.48

2.13

Female

5 749

4 554

26.24

2.36

 

 

 

 

 

Density

 

 

 

 

Per Sq. Km.

602

517

16.44

1.53

Per Sq. Mile

1 558

1 340

16.27

1.52

 

 

 

 

 

Sex Ratio

Thana

103

104

(-) 0.96

(-) 0.10

Rural

104

104

0.00

0.00

Urban

102

105

(-)

(-)

 

 

 

 

 

literacy (7 Years & Over)

Both Sexes

41.1

24.8

65.73

5.18

Male

47.7

33.1

44.11

3.72

Female

34.3

16.0

114.38

7.92

 

 

 

 

 

School Attendance (5 to 24 years)

Both Sexes

39 426

21 073

87.09

6.46

Male

20 838

12 681

64.32

5.09

Female

18 588

5.83

7.38

0.71

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Population (%)

6.26

5.83

7.38

0.71

 

 

 

 

 

Geographic Unit

Union

10

10

 

 

Mauza

108

108

 

 

Village

100

100

 

 

Paurashava

 

 

Ward

 

 

Mahallah

 

 

Union, Mauza and Village Characteristics: The upazila consists of 10 unions, 98 mauzas and 100 villages. The average population of each union, mauza and village are 18,596, 1,897 and 1,860 respectively.

Mauza Distribution: The distribution of mauzas by size class of households is shown below:

Size Class

Household

No. of Mauza/Mahallah

Difference

2001

1991

RV 1

1 50

3

6

(-) 3

RV 2

51 200

32

40

(-) 8

RV 3

201 400

27

23

(+) 4

RV 4

401 600

12

13

(-) 1

RV 5

601 & above

24

16

(+) 8

The modal size class is 51-200 households.

Village Distribution: The distribution of villages by size class of population is shown below:

Size Class

Population

No. of Villages

Difference

2001

1991

V 1

Up to 250

3

6

(-) 3

V 2

251 750

25

29

(-) 4

V 3

751 1500

23

26

(-) 3

V 4

1501 2500

19

18

(+) 1

V 5

2501 & above

30

22

(+) 8

The modal size class is 251 750 persons.

Housing and Household Characteristics: In the upazila, there are 39,128 households. Distribution of households by type shows that there are 99.61% dwelling units, 0.16% institutional and 0.23% other units.

Household Size: The average household size (dwelling) for the upazila is 4.7 persons. For rural area the size is same i.e. 4.7 and for urban area the size is slightly larger i.e. 5.1.

Housing: Percentage distribution of households by type of structure is presented below:

Locality

Total

Main House of the Households by Type of structure

Jhupri

Kacha

Semi- Paka

Paka

Thana

100.00

9.51

86.57

3.38

0.54

Rural

100.00

9.77

87.68

2.29

0.26

Urban

100.00

5.42

68.79

20.86

4.93

Housing condition of Debiganj upazila is predominantly kacha. It is found in the table that 9.51% households live in jhupri, 86.57% households live in kacha houses, 3.38% households live in semi-paka houses and the remaining 0.54% households live in paka houses in the upazila. Housing condition of urban area is better. In urban area 4.93% households live in paka houses, 20.86% households live in semi-paka houses, 68.79% households live in kacha houses and 5.42% households live in jhupri as against 0.26% households in paka, 2.29% in semi-paka, 87.68% in kacha and the remaining 9.77% households live in jhupri houses respectively in rural area.

Source of Drinking Water: In Debiganj upazila 84.42% dwelling households drink tube-well water, 0.19% drink tap water, 0.80% drink deep tube-well water, 0.31% drink pond water and the remaining 14.28% dwelling households drink water from other sources.

Sanitation: In the upazila, 13.60% of dwelling households have sanitary latrines with 11.53% in rural area and 47.80% in urban area. A total of 32.87% of the households have non-sanitary latrines with 33.43% in rural area and 23.75% in urban area. In this Upazila, 53.52% of the households have no toilet facility.

Access to Electricity: All the ten unions of the upazila have been brought under Rural Electrification Program. However, a total of 6.10% of the dwelling households reported to have electricity connection in the entire upazila.

Ownership of Agricultural Land: In Debiganj upazila, 60.49% of the dwelling households own and 39.51% do not own agricultural land. Percentage of ownership of agricultural land is 42.16% in urban area as against 61.60% in rural area.

[Source: Bangladesh.gov.bd]