Kharia (P) Census Town, with population of about 62 thousand is Jalpaiguri sub district's only census town located in Jalpaiguri sub district of Jalpaiguri district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kharia (P) census town is 58 km2. Population density of the census town is 1063 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kharia (p) Ward No 01 and the population of Kharia (p) Ward No 01 is about 62 thousand.

Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is within the census town. Jalpaiguri is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 6 km. District head quarter of the census town is Jalpaiguri which is 6 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 610 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 62 thousand people, among them about 32 thousand (51%) are male and about 30 thousand (49%) are female. 43% of the whole population are from general caste, 56% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kharia (P) census town is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 15 thousand households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kharia (P)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 61,661 26,250 34,546 865 6,666
Male 31,510 13,346 17,744 420 3,400
Female 30,151 12,904 16,802 445 3,266

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 955 in Muslims are 948.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kharia (P)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 61,661 58,515 2,562 501 16 45 2 2 18
Male 31,510 29,928 1,315 231 7 23 1 0 5
Female 30,151 28,587 1,247 270 9 22 1 2 13

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 17.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 52 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 18.2% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 17.2%. General caste population has increased by 15.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 11.5% and child population has decreased by -8.6% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kharia (P)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.7% 15.4% 19.6% 11.5% -8.6%
Male 17.2% 14.5% 19.7% 4.5% -9.2%
Female 18.2% 16.3% 19.6% 19% -7.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 957 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 967, in schedule caste is 947 and in schedule tribe is 1060. There are 961 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kharia (P)

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 15 -1 130 14
2011 957 967 947 1060 961
2001 949 952 948 930 947

Literacy

Total about 43 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 24 thousand are male and about 20 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kharia (P) is 79%. 84% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kharia (P)

Total Male Female
Change 9.0% 5.8% 12.4%
2011 79.1% 84.3% 73.7%
2001 70.1% 78.5% 61.3%

Workers profile

Kharia (P) has 40% (about 25 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 22% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kharia (P)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.3% 33.6% 6.7% 59.7%
Male 57.3% 52.4% 5% 42.7%
Female 22.4% 14% 8.4% 77.6%