Goaljan Census Town, with population of 4850 is Berhampore sub district's the least populous census town located in Berhampore sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Goaljan census town is 2 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2539 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Goaljan Ward No 01 and the population of Goaljan Ward No 01 is 4850.

Nearest railway station is Berhampore which is 10 km far from here. Berhampore is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 8 km. District head quarter of the census town is Berhampore which is 8 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 8 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 41°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 4850 people, among them 2446 (50%) are male and 2404 (50%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 27% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Goaljan census town is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 1113 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Goaljan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,850 3,492 1,317 41 439
Male 2,446 1,758 671 17 226
Female 2,404 1,734 646 24 213

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 998 in Muslims are 868.

Religion wise population 2011 - Goaljan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,850 4,310 536 0 0 0 0 0 4
Male 2,446 2,157 287 0 0 0 0 0 2
Female 2,404 2,153 249 0 0 0 0 0 2

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5002. Female population growth rate of the census town is -2.7% which is 0.7% higher than male population growth rate of -3.4%. General caste population has decreased by -7.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -46.1% and child population has decreased by -18.7% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Goaljan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -3% -7.7% 15.2% -46.1% -18.7%
Male -3.4% -7.8% 15.7% -62.2% -17.2%
Female -2.7% -7.6% 14.7% -22.6% -20.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 983 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 986, in schedule caste is 963 and in schedule tribe is 1412. There are 942 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 36 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Goaljan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 2 -8 723 -36
2011 983 986 963 1412 942
2001 976 984 971 689 978

Literacy

Total 3795 people in the census town are literate, among them 1980 are male and 1815 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Goaljan is 86%. 89% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Goaljan

Total Male Female
Change 2.5% 0.7% 4.5%
2011 86% 89.2% 82.8%
2001 83.5% 88.5% 78.3%

Workers profile

Goaljan has 39% (1901) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 64% male and 14% female population are working population. 62% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Goaljan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.2% 36.3% 2.9% 60.8%
Male 63.8% 61.7% 2.1% 36.2%
Female 14.1% 10.4% 3.7% 85.9%