Arra Census Town, with population of 7808 is Kanksa sub district's the 4th least populous census town located in Kanksa sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Arra census town is 4 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2066 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Arra Ward No 01 and the population of Arra Ward No 01 is 7808.

Nearest railway station is Durgapur which is 7 km far from here. Kanksa is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 15 km. District head quarter of the census town is Barddhaman which is 64 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town.

Demographics

The census town is home to 7808 people, among them 3953 (51%) are male and 3855 (49%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 11% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Arra census town is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1864 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Arra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7,808 5,633 1,303 872 791
Male 3,953 2,889 655 409 395
Female 3,855 2,744 648 463 396

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 975

Religion wise population 2011 - Arra

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 7,808 7,470 86 89 18 4 0 126 15
Male 3,953 3,782 44 42 7 2 0 67 9
Female 3,855 3,688 42 47 11 2 0 59 6

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 31.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5924. Female population growth rate of the census town is 36.6% which is 9.2% higher than male population growth rate of 27.4%. General caste population has increased by 38.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.6% and child population has increased by 43.6% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Arra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.8% 38.2% 16.3% 19.6% 43.6%
Male 27.4% 34.9% 13.3% 7.1% 40.1%
Female 36.6% 42% 19.6% 33.4% 47.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 975 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 950, in schedule caste is 989 and in schedule tribe is 1132. There are 1003 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 65 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Arra

Total General SC ST Child
Change 65 48 51 224 49
2011 975 950 989 1132 1003
2001 910 902 938 908 954

Literacy

Total 5982 people in the census town are literate, among them 3217 are male and 2765 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Arra is 85%. 90% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Arra

Total Male Female
Change 7.8% 3.9% 12.2%
2011 85.3% 90.4% 79.9%
2001 77.5% 86.5% 67.7%

Workers profile

Arra has 39% (3024) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 19% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Arra

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.7% 29.7% 9% 61.3%
Male 58.1% 47.6% 10.5% 41.9%
Female 18.9% 11.3% 7.5% 81.1%