Prayagpur Census Town, with population of 4479 is Kanksa sub district's the least populous census town located in Kanksa sub district of Paschim Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Prayagpur census town is 3 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1729 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Prayagpur Ward No 01 and the population of Prayagpur Ward No 01 is 4479.

Nearest railway station is Panagarh which is 4 km far from here. Durgapur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 44 km. District head quarter of the census town is Barddhaman which is 103 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1160 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 4479 people, among them 2254 (50%) are male and 2225 (50%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Prayagpur census town is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 1007 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Prayagpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,479 3,637 723 119 439
Male 2,254 1,869 334 51 229
Female 2,225 1,768 389 68 210

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1003 in Muslims are 961.

Religion wise population 2011 - Prayagpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,479 2,940 1,524 1 12 1 0 0 1
Male 2,254 1,468 777 1 7 0 0 0 1
Female 2,225 1,472 747 0 5 1 0 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -13% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5149. Female population growth rate of the census town is -9.9% which is 6% higher than male population growth rate of -15.9%. General caste population has decreased by -5.7%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -39.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.3% and child population has decreased by -33.7% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Prayagpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -13% -5.7% -39.5% 25.3% -33.7%
Male -15.9% -8.3% -44.1% 15.9% -24.4%
Female -9.9% -2.9% -34.9% 33.3% -41.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 987 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 946, in schedule caste is 1165 and in schedule tribe is 1333. There are 917 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 66 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 268 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Prayagpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 66 53 165 174 -268
2011 987 946 1165 1333 917
2001 921 893 1000 1159 1185

Literacy

Total 3307 people in the census town are literate, among them 1799 are male and 1508 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Prayagpur is 82%. 89% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Prayagpur

Total Male Female
Change 7.2% 5.3% 10.0%
2011 81.9% 88.8% 74.8%
2001 74.7% 83.5% 64.8%

Workers profile

Prayagpur has 39% (1728) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 19% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Prayagpur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.6% 26.3% 12.3% 61.4%
Male 57.9% 44.1% 13.8% 42.1%
Female 19% 8.2% 10.8% 81%