Berhampore Municipality, with population of about 2 lakh is Murshidabad district's the most populous municipality located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Berhampore municipality is 31 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 6213 persons per km2. There are 25 wards in the city, among them Berhampore Ward No 16 is the most populous ward with population of about 14 thousand and Berhampore Ward No 21 is the least populous ward with population of 3988.

Nearest railway station is Berhampore Cant, which is within the city. Berhampore is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Berhampore. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 200 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1318.1 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.15°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12.48°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 1 lakh (51%) are male and about 95 thousand (49%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Berhampore municipality is 7%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 43 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Berhampore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 195,223 174,770 19,349 1,104 13,881
Male 100,247 89,670 9,952 625 7,051
Female 94,976 85,100 9,397 479 6,830

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 964 in Muslims are 803.

Religion wise population 2011 - Berhampore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 195,223 175,979 17,706 586 63 20 502 34 333
Male 100,247 89,582 9,818 315 35 12 257 13 215
Female 94,976 86,397 7,888 271 28 8 245 21 118

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 21.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 21.1% which is -1.5% lower than male population growth rate of 22.6%. General caste population has increased by 25.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -2.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -1% and child population has decreased by -6.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Berhampore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.9% 25.6% -2.6% -1% -6.4%
Male 22.6% 25.9% -0.1% 16% -6.8%
Female 21.1% 25.3% -5.1% -16.8% -5.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 947 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 949, in schedule caste is 944 and in schedule tribe is 766. There are 969 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Berhampore

Total General SC ST Child
Change -12 -4 -51 -303 9
2011 947 949 944 766 969
2001 959 953 995 1069 960

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 86 thousand are male and about 77 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Berhampore is 90%. 92% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Berhampore

Total Male Female
Change 4.3% 2.4% 6.1%
2011 90.1% 92.2% 87.7%
2001 85.8% 89.8% 81.6%

Workers profile

Berhampore has 37% (about 73 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 16% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Berhampore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.5% 35.1% 2.4% 62.5%
Male 57.8% 55.5% 2.3% 42.2%
Female 16% 13.6% 2.4% 84%