Baska Census Town, with population of 6609 is Ondal sub district's the 6th least populous census town located in Ondal sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Baska census town is 2 km2 and it is the 5th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 3389 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Baska Ward No 01 and the population of Baska Ward No 01 is 6609.

Nearest railway station is Andal which is within the census town. Ondal is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Barddhaman which is 80 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 865 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 25.5°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 6609 people, among them 3462 (52%) are male and 3147 (48%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Baska census town is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1461 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Baska

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,609 4,646 1,682 281 662
Male 3,462 2,451 868 143 333
Female 3,147 2,195 814 138 329

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 3% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 903 in Christians are 1067 and in Muslims are 964.

Religion wise population 2011 - Baska

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,609 6,252 108 186 3 33 0 6 21
Male 3,462 3,285 55 90 1 18 0 3 10
Female 3,147 2,967 53 96 2 15 0 3 11

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 32.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4974. Female population growth rate of the census town is 38.9% which is 11.1% higher than male population growth rate of 27.8%. General caste population has increased by 30.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 238.6% and child population has increased by 31.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Baska

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32.9% 30.2% 27% 238.6% 31.9%
Male 27.8% 23.9% 26.3% 232.6% 31.1%
Female 38.9% 38.2% 27.8% 245% 32.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 909 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 896, in schedule caste is 938 and in schedule tribe is 965. There are 988 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 73 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Baska

Total General SC ST Child
Change 73 94 11 35 12
2011 909 896 938 965 988
2001 836 802 927 930 976

Literacy

Total 5129 people in the census town are literate, among them 2896 are male and 2233 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Baska is 86%. 93% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Baska

Total Male Female
Change 6.3% 4.2% 9.7%
2011 86.2% 92.6% 79.2%
2001 79.9% 88.4% 69.5%

Workers profile

Baska has 33% (2161) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 11% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Baska

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.7% 23.8% 8.9% 67.3%
Male 52.4% 40% 12.4% 47.6%
Female 11% 6% 5% 89%