Benia Gram Census Town, with population of about 15 thousand is Farakka sub district's the 5th least populous census town located in Farakka sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Benia Gram census town is 9 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1604 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Benia Gram Ward No 01 and the population of Benia Gram Ward No 01 is about 15 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Farakka which is within the census town. Farakka is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Bethampur. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1358 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 15 thousand people, among them 7721 (51%) are male and 7325 (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Benia Gram census town is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3089 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Benia Gram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,046 11,596 3,004 446 2,330
Male 7,721 5,915 1,557 249 1,194
Female 7,325 5,681 1,447 197 1,136

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 61% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 39% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 968 in Hindus are 919.

Religion wise population 2011 - Benia Gram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,046 5,812 9,161 17 4 0 5 0 47
Male 7,721 3,029 4,654 8 0 0 4 0 26
Female 7,325 2,783 4,507 9 4 0 1 0 21

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 22.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 23.8% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 21.9%. General caste population has increased by 17.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 4360% and child population has decreased by -3.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Benia Gram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.8% 17.7% 25.8% 4360% -3.4%
Male 21.9% 16.6% 24.1% 2666.7% -2.5%
Female 23.8% 18.8% 27.7% 19600% -4.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 949 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 960, in schedule caste is 929 and in schedule tribe is 791. There are 951 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 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Benia Gram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 17 26 680 -19
2011 949 960 929 791 951
2001 934 943 903 111 970

Literacy

Total 7770 people in the census town are literate, among them 4432 are male and 3338 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Benia Gram is 61%. 68% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Benia Gram

Total Male Female
Change 12.7% 8.4% 17.5%
2011 61.1% 67.9% 53.9%
2001 48.4% 59.5% 36.4%

Workers profile

Benia Gram has 46% (6917) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 41% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Benia Gram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46% 33.1% 12.9% 54%
Male 51% 41% 10% 49%
Female 40.7% 24.8% 16% 59.3%