Bahula Census Town, with population of about 18 thousand is Pandabeswar sub district's the most populous census town located in Pandabeswar sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Bahula census town is 4 km2 and it is the 6th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 4877 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Bahula Ward No 01 and the population of Bahula Ward No 01 is about 18 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Khandra which is 6 km far from here. Pandabeswar is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Barddhaman which is 90 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 18 thousand people, among them 9095 (52%) are male and 8415 (48%) are female. 54% of the whole population are from general caste, 40% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bahula census town is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3678 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bahula

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,510 9,413 6,945 1,152 2,202
Male 9,095 4,899 3,608 588 1,123
Female 8,415 4,514 3,337 564 1,079

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 929 in Muslims are 885 and in Sikhs are 702.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bahula

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 17,510 16,309 888 20 143 19 0 23 108
Male 9,095 8,456 471 9 84 13 0 10 52
Female 8,415 7,853 417 11 59 6 0 13 56

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 7.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 14.6% which is 12.7% higher than male population growth rate of 1.9%. General caste population has decreased by -14.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 54.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 42% and child population has decreased by -0.3% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bahula

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.7% -14.1% 54.3% 42% -0.3%
Male 1.9% -19.4% 49.6% 36.1% 1%
Female 14.6% -7.4% 59.8% 48.8% -1.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 925 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 921, in schedule caste is 925 and in schedule tribe is 959. There are 961 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 102 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bahula

Total General SC ST Child
Change 102 119 59 82 -25
2011 925 921 925 959 961
2001 823 802 866 877 986

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 6702 are male and 4743 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bahula is 75%. 84% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bahula

Total Male Female
Change 8.6% 8.2% 10.5%
2011 74.8% 84.1% 64.7%
2001 66.2% 75.9% 54.2%

Workers profile

Bahula has 31% (5385) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 12% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bahula

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 30.8% 22.8% 8% 69.2%
Male 48.3% 38.3% 10% 51.7%
Female 11.8% 6% 5.8% 88.2%