Dantan 1 is a Block located in Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal. Positioned in urban area of West Bengal, it is one of the 29 blocks of Paschim Medinipur district. As per the government records, the block code of Dantan 1 is 314. The block has 199 villages and there are total 38259 families in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Dantan 1's population is 172107. Out of this, 87601 are males while the females count 84506 here. This block has 20299 children in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 10355 are boys and 9944 are girls.
Literacy rate in Dantan 1 block is 64%. 111691 out of total 172107 population is educated here. In males the literacy rate is 72% as 63358 males out of total 87601 are literate however female literacy rate is 57% as 48333 out of total 84506 females are educated in this Block.
The dark part is that illiteracy rate of Dantan 1 block is 35%. Here 60416 out of total 172107 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 27% as 24243 males out of total 87601 are illiterate. In females the illiteracy rate is 42% and 36173 out of total 84506 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of employed people of Dantan 1 block is 63504 still 108603 are un-employed. And out of 63504 occupied individual 11409 individuals are totally dependent on cultivation.