Gopalpur Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Kanksa sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Kanksa sub district of Paschim Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Gopalpur census town is 14 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1131 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Gopalpur Ward No 01 and the population of Gopalpur Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Rajbandha which is within the census town. Kaksa is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 8 km. District head quarter of the census town is Barddhaman which is 56 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 185 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1250 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 25°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 8126 (51%) are male and 7841 (49%) are female. 44% of the whole population are from general caste, 49% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gopalpur census town is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 3694 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gopalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,967 7,020 7,842 1,105 1,735
Male 8,126 3,557 4,027 542 896
Female 7,841 3,463 3,815 563 839

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 963.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gopalpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,967 15,821 13 2 12 2 3 1 113
Male 8,126 8,060 7 1 3 1 1 0 53
Female 7,841 7,761 6 1 9 1 2 1 60

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 24.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 26% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 23.4%. General caste population has increased by 21.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 213.9% and child population has increased by 14.8% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gopalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24.6% 21.1% 17.7% 213.9% 14.8%
Male 23.4% 17.9% 18.8% 199.4% 9.8%
Female 26% 24.7% 16.5% 229.2% 20.7%

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 974, in schedule caste is 947 and in schedule tribe is 1039. There are 936 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 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 84 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gopalpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 20 53 -20 94 84
2011 965 974 947 1039 936
2001 945 921 967 945 852

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 6327 are male and 5078 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gopalpur is 80%. 88% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gopalpur

Total Male Female
Change 3.4% 1.4% 5.5%
2011 80.1% 87.5% 72.5%
2001 76.7% 86.1% 67%

Workers profile

Gopalpur has 43% (6823) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 26% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gopalpur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.7% 31.9% 10.9% 57.3%
Male 59.3% 48.8% 10.5% 40.7%
Female 25.5% 14.3% 11.2% 74.5%