Kulti Municipality, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 2nd most populous municipality located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kulti municipality is 96 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 3269 persons per km2. There are 35 wards in the city, among them Kulti Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of about 11 thousand and Kulti Ward No 12 is the least populous ward with population of 3947.

Nearest railway station is Kulti which is within the city. Asansol is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 11 km. District head quarter of the city is Burdwan which is 115 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 235 km far from here.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (48%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kulti municipality is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 58 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kulti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 313,809 230,897 69,290 13,622 35,385
Male 163,193 120,885 35,480 6,828 18,351
Female 150,616 110,012 33,810 6,794 17,034

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 20% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 921 in Muslims are 934.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kulti

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 313,809 246,983 62,407 1,046 1,780 49 81 451 1,012
Male 163,193 128,592 32,261 525 977 23 41 232 542
Female 150,616 118,391 30,146 521 803 26 40 219 470

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 9.9% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 6.8%. General caste population has increased by 7.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.2% and child population has decreased by -7.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kulti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.2% 7.6% 9.8% 12.2% -7.5%
Male 6.8% 5.8% 9.1% 13.3% -6.9%
Female 9.9% 9.6% 10.5% 11% -8.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 923 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 910, in schedule caste is 953 and in schedule tribe is 995. There are 928 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kulti

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 32 12 -21 -13
2011 923 910 953 995 928
2001 897 878 941 1016 941

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 90 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kulti is 75%. 83% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kulti

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.0% 7.7%
2011 75.4% 82.8% 67.3%
2001 70.3% 79.8% 59.6%

Workers profile

Kulti has 30% (about 94 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 8% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kulti

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.1% 23.8% 6.3% 69.9%
Male 50.4% 41.4% 8.9% 49.6%
Female 8.1% 4.7% 3.4% 91.9%