Salar Census Town, with population of about 23 thousand is Bharatpur - II sub district's only census town located in Bharatpur - II sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Salar census town is 7 km2. Population density of the census town is 3202 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Salar Ward No 01 and the population of Salar Ward No 01 is about 23 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Salar which is within the census town. Salar is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Berhampore which is 60 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 180 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1422.93 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.

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. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Salar census town is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 4800 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Salar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22,894 21,026 1,862 6 3,095
Male 11,651 10,717 931 3 1,625
Female 11,243 10,309 931 3 1,470

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 967 in Hindus are 956.

Religion wise population 2011 - Salar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 22,894 3,755 19,095 19 6 2 10 0 7
Male 11,651 1,920 9,706 11 4 1 4 0 5
Female 11,243 1,835 9,389 8 2 1 6 0 2

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 27.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 27.9% which is 0.7% higher than male population growth rate of 27.2%. General caste population has increased by 28.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.3% and child population has increased by 11.8% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Salar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27.5% 28.7% 15.3% 0% 11.8%
Male 27.2% 28.3% 15.5% 0% 15.4%
Female 27.9% 29.1% 15.1% 0% 8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 965 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 1000 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 905 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 62 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Salar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 7 -4 1000 -62
2011 965 962 1000 1000 905
2001 960 955 1004 0 967

Literacy

Total about 14 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 7394 are male and 6287 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Salar is 69%. 74% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Salar

Total Male Female
Change 12.6% 10.2% 15.0%
2011 69.1% 73.7% 64.3%
2001 56.5% 63.5% 49.3%

Workers profile

Salar has 36% (8211) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 16% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Salar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.9% 27.6% 8.3% 64.1%
Male 55.3% 46.2% 9.1% 44.7%
Female 15.7% 8.4% 7.4% 84.3%