Barddhaman Municipality, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Barddhaman district's the most populous municipality located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Barddhaman municipality is 26 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 11949 persons per km2. There are 35 wards in the city, among them Barddhaman Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of about 16 thousand and Barddhaman Ward No 31 is the least populous ward with population of 4235.

Nearest railway station is Barddhaman which is within the city. Barddhaman is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Barddhaman Sadar. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 105 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1442 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7.1°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (49%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barddhaman municipality is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 72 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 314,265 275,995 34,817 3,453 24,587
Male 159,936 140,379 17,850 1,707 12,628
Female 154,329 135,616 16,967 1,746 11,959

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 15% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 968 in Muslims are 942 and in Not Stateds are 1077.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 314,265 262,155 46,762 602 701 67 118 107 3,753
Male 159,936 133,215 24,079 301 366 44 64 60 1,807
Female 154,329 128,940 22,683 301 335 23 54 47 1,946

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 10% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 12.6% which is 4.9% higher than male population growth rate of 7.7%. General caste population has increased by 13.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -30.3% and child population has decreased by -11.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10% 13.3% -6% -30.3% -11.1%
Male 7.7% 10.5% -5.8% -32.8% -10.5%
Female 12.6% 16.4% -6.2% -27.7% -11.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 965 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 966, in schedule caste is 951 and in schedule tribe is 1023. There are 947 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 43 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General SC ST Child
Change 43 49 -3 73 -14
2011 965 966 951 1023 947
2001 922 917 954 950 961

Literacy

Total about 2.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.4 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barddhaman is 88%. 92% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city 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 - Barddhaman

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 2.3% 5.5%
2011 88.3% 91.8% 84.7%
2001 84.6% 89.5% 79.2%

Workers profile

Barddhaman has 38% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 18% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barddhaman

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.9% 31.9% 6% 62.1%
Male 57.3% 51% 6.3% 42.7%
Female 17.8% 12.2% 5.7% 82.2%