Chikanpara Census Town, with population of 9594 is Gaighata sub district's the 3rd most populous census town located in Gaighata sub district of North Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Chikanpara census town is 3 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 3527 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Chikanpara Ward No 01 and the population of Chikanpara Ward No 01 is 9594.

Nearest railway station is Thakurnagar which is within the census town. Gaighata is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Barasat which is 45 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 68 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to 9594 people, among them 4784 (50%) are male and 4810 (50%) are female. 8% of the whole population are from general caste, 92% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chikanpara census town is 8%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2349 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chikanpara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,594 746 8,812 36 760
Male 4,784 358 4,413 13 380
Female 4,810 388 4,399 23 380

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 997 in Christians are 1250.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chikanpara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,594 9,337 36 216 2 1 2 0 0
Male 4,784 4,676 10 96 1 1 0 0 0
Female 4,810 4,661 26 120 1 0 2 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 14.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8400. Female population growth rate of the census town is 14.3% which is 0.2% higher than male population growth rate of 14.1%. General caste population has decreased by -4.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 176.9% and child population has decreased by -10.3% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chikanpara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.2% -4.4% 15.8% 176.9% -10.3%
Male 14.1% -4.3% 15.7% 333.3% -6.9%
Female 14.3% -4.4% 16% 130% -13.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1005 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1084, in schedule caste is 997 and in schedule tribe is 1769. There are 1000 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 76 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chikanpara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 -2 3 -1564 -76
2011 1005 1084 997 1769 1000
2001 1004 1086 994 3333 1076

Literacy

Total 8058 people in the census town are literate, among them 4152 are male and 3906 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chikanpara is 91%. 94% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chikanpara

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 1.2% 6.0%
2011 91.2% 94.3% 88.2%
2001 87.7% 93.1% 82.2%

Workers profile

Chikanpara has 33% (3157) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 10% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chikanpara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.9% 29% 3.9% 67.1%
Male 55.7% 50.9% 4.8% 44.3%
Female 10.2% 7.2% 3% 89.8%