Gopjan Census Town, with population of about 23 thousand is Berhampore sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Berhampore sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Gopjan census town is 10 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2434 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Gopjan Ward No 01 and the population of Gopjan Ward No 01 is about 23 thousand.

Berhampire is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Berhampore which is 5 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 195 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 23 thousand people, among them about 12 thousand (51%) are male and about 11 thousand (49%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gopjan census town is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 5184 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gopjan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23,415 19,664 3,648 103 2,744
Male 11,924 10,019 1,853 52 1,436
Female 11,491 9,645 1,795 51 1,308

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 54% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 45% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 943 in Hindus are 987.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gopjan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 23,415 10,622 12,716 10 10 1 0 7 49
Male 11,924 5,346 6,543 6 4 1 0 4 20
Female 11,491 5,276 6,173 4 6 0 0 3 29

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 19.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 19.1% which is -0.6% lower than male population growth rate of 19.7%. General caste population has increased by 17.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 28.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 90.7% and child population has decreased by -11.5% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gopjan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.4% 17.6% 28.8% 90.7% -11.5%
Male 19.7% 18.4% 26.2% 79.3% -8.1%
Female 19.1% 16.8% 31.6% 104% -14.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 964 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 963, in schedule caste is 969 and in schedule tribe is 981. There are 911 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 decreased by 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 72 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gopjan

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 -13 40 119 -72
2011 964 963 969 981 911
2001 969 976 929 862 983

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 8565 are male and 7360 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gopjan is 77%. 82% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gopjan

Total Male Female
Change 7.4% 5.4% 9.7%
2011 77% 81.7% 72.3%
2001 69.6% 76.3% 62.6%

Workers profile

Gopjan has 34% (7969) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 12% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gopjan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34% 29% 5.1% 66%
Male 55.7% 49.9% 5.8% 44.3%
Female 11.6% 7.2% 4.3% 88.4%