Bankra Census Town, with population of 6897 is Hingalganj sub district's the least populous census town located in Hingalganj sub district of North Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Bankra census town is 3 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2190 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Bankra Ward No 01 and the population of Bankra Ward No 01 is 6897.

Nearest railway station is Hingalganj which is 4 km far from here. Hingalganj is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 4 km. District head quarter of the census town is Barasat which is 72 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 110 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to 6897 people, among them 3395 (49%) are male and 3502 (51%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bankra census town is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 1813 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bankra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,897 5,553 1,316 28 927
Male 3,395 2,718 660 17 475
Female 3,502 2,835 656 11 452

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 28% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1039 in Hindus are 1015.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bankra

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,897 1,910 4,975 1 1 0 0 0 10
Male 3,395 948 2,440 0 1 0 0 0 6
Female 3,502 962 2,535 1 0 0 0 0 4

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 45.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4754. Female population growth rate of the census town is 49.7% which is 9.1% higher than male population growth rate of 40.6%. General caste population has increased by 43.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 48.5% and child population has increased by 19.2% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bankra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 45.1% 43.6% 48.5% 0% 19.2%
Male 40.6% 38.5% 46.3% 0% 15.6%
Female 49.7% 48.8% 50.8% 0% 23.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1032 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1043, in schedule caste is 994 and in schedule tribe is 647. There are 952 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 63 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 59 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bankra

Total General SC ST Child
Change 63 73 29 647 59
2011 1032 1043 994 647 952
2001 969 970 965 0 893

Literacy

Total 2935 people in the census town are literate, among them 1656 are male and 1279 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bankra is 49%. 57% of male and 42% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by -5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bankra

Total Male Female
Change -0.3% -5.5% 5.4%
2011 49.2% 56.7% 41.9%
2001 49.5% 62.2% 36.5%

Workers profile

Bankra has 45% (3132) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 34% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bankra

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.4% 36.9% 8.5% 54.6%
Male 56.9% 48% 8.9% 43.1%
Female 34.3% 26.1% 8.2% 65.7%