Chaltia Census Town, with population of about 25 thousand is Berhampore sub district's the most populous census town located in Berhampore sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Chaltia census town is 5 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 4939 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Chaltia Ward No 01 and the population of Chaltia Ward No 01 is about 25 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Berhampore which is 1 km far from here. Berhampore is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 1 km. District head quarter of the census town is Berhampore which is 1 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1400 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35°C and minimum temperature goes down to 14°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 25 thousand people, among them about 13 thousand (51%) are male and about 13 thousand (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chaltia census town is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 6184 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chaltia

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25,336 19,493 5,539 304 2,159
Male 12,803 9,867 2,784 152 1,098
Female 12,533 9,626 2,755 152 1,061

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 20% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 986 in Muslims are 943.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chaltia

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 25,336 20,231 5,004 49 8 12 1 0 31
Male 12,803 10,187 2,576 18 3 8 0 0 11
Female 12,533 10,044 2,428 31 5 4 1 0 20

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 42% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 42% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 42.1%. General caste population has increased by 54.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 63.4% and child population has increased by 4.7% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chaltia

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 42% 54.5% 9.9% 63.4% 4.7%
Male 42.1% 52.9% 12.3% 92.4% 6.7%
Female 42% 56.2% 7.6% 42.1% 2.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 979 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 990 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 966 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 38 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chaltia

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 21 -42 -354 -38
2011 979 976 990 1000 966
2001 980 955 1032 1354 1004

Literacy

Total about 20 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 10 thousand are male and 9500 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chaltia is 86%. 89% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chaltia

Total Male Female
Change 8.0% 5.1% 11.1%
2011 85.7% 88.6% 82.8%
2001 77.7% 83.5% 71.7%

Workers profile

Chaltia has 36% (9136) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 15% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chaltia

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.1% 30.7% 5.4% 63.9%
Male 57.1% 50.7% 6.5% 42.9%
Female 14.5% 10.2% 4.3% 85.5%