Katwa Municipality, with population of about 82 thousand is Barddhaman district's the 2nd most populous municipality located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Katwa municipality is 8 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 9681 persons per km2. There are 19 wards in the city, among them Katwa Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 8622 and Katwa Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 1816.

Nearest railway station is Katwa which is within the city. Katwa is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Barddhaman. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city.

Demographics

The city is home to about 82 thousand people, among them about 41 thousand (51%) are male and about 40 thousand (49%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Katwa municipality is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 19 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Katwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 81,615 69,217 12,189 209 6,799
Male 41,350 35,103 6,146 101 3,499
Female 40,265 34,114 6,043 108 3,300

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 18% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 975 in Muslims are 969.

Religion wise population 2011 - Katwa

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 81,615 66,899 14,488 44 50 9 4 1 120
Male 41,350 33,875 7,359 24 26 5 0 1 60
Female 40,265 33,024 7,129 20 24 4 4 0 60

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 14% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 72 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 14.6% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 13.4%. General caste population has increased by 13.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 35.7% and child population has decreased by -10.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Katwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14% 13.9% 14.6% 35.7% -10.3%
Male 13.4% 13% 15.6% 32.9% -10.4%
Female 14.6% 14.8% 13.5% 38.5% -10.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 974 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 972, in schedule caste is 983 and in schedule tribe is 1069. There are 943 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 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Katwa

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 16 -19 43 3
2011 974 972 983 1069 943
2001 963 956 1002 1026 940

Literacy

Total about 65 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 34 thousand are male and about 31 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Katwa is 87%. 90% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Katwa

Total Male Female
Change 5.6% 3.5% 7.8%
2011 87.1% 90.2% 83.9%
2001 81.5% 86.7% 76.1%

Workers profile

Katwa has 35% (about 29 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 12% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Katwa

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.2% 31% 4.2% 64.8%
Male 57.4% 52.7% 4.7% 42.6%
Female 12.4% 8.7% 3.7% 87.6%