Guskara Municipality, with population of about 35 thousand is Barddhaman district's the 2nd least populous municipality located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Guskara municipality is 17 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 2061 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Guskara Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 3607 and Guskara Ward No 12 is the least populous ward with population of 1369.

Nearest railway station is Guskara which is within the city. Barddhaman is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 33 km. District head quarter of the city is Barddhaman which is 33 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 122 km far from here.

Demographics

The city is home to about 35 thousand people, among them about 18 thousand (51%) are male and about 17 thousand (49%) are female. 63% of the whole population are from general caste, 33% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Guskara municipality is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 8119 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Guskara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 35,388 22,220 11,788 1,380 3,544
Male 18,073 11,384 6,025 664 1,847
Female 17,315 10,836 5,763 716 1,697

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 959 in Muslims are 953.

Religion wise population 2011 - Guskara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 35,388 31,001 4,212 63 2 4 69 0 37
Male 18,073 15,825 2,157 32 2 2 38 0 17
Female 17,315 15,176 2,055 31 0 2 31 0 20

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 11% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 32 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 12.4% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 9.8%. General caste population has increased by 12.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -13.5% and child population has decreased by -10.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Guskara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11% 12.9% 11.2% -13.5% -10.1%
Male 9.8% 10.4% 12% -14.1% -9.5%
Female 12.4% 15.7% 10.4% -12.9% -10.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 958 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 952, in schedule caste is 957 and in schedule tribe is 1078. There are 919 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 22 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 - Guskara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 22 44 -13 15 -13
2011 958 952 957 1078 919
2001 936 908 970 1063 932

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 14 thousand are male and about 12 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Guskara is 80%. 86% of male and 74% 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 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Guskara

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 3.5% 7.3%
2011 80.2% 86.4% 73.7%
2001 74.9% 82.9% 66.4%

Workers profile

Guskara has 38% (about 13 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 17% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Guskara

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.7% 29.8% 7.9% 62.3%
Male 57.7% 49.9% 7.8% 42.3%
Female 16.8% 8.8% 8% 83.2%