Kanchrapara Municipality And Out Growth, with population of about 1.3 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the least populous municipality and out growth located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kanchrapara municipality and out growth is 9 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 14302 persons per km2. There are 27 wards in the city, among them Kanchrapara Ward No 22 is the most populous ward with population of about 16 thousand and Srotribati (og) Ward No 25 (rural Mdds Code:323116) is the least populous ward with population of 2099.

Nearest railway station is Kanchrapara which is within the city. Barrackpore is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Barasat which is 29 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 48 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1400 mm.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 65 thousand (51%) are male and about 64 thousand (49%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanchrapara municipality and out growth is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 28 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kanchrapara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 129,576 98,618 28,996 1,962 9,947
Male 65,436 49,784 14,655 997 5,153
Female 64,140 48,834 14,341 965 4,794

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 979 in Muslims are 973.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kanchrapara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 129,576 126,420 1,872 753 210 78 12 35 196
Male 65,436 63,865 949 375 101 36 5 18 87
Female 64,140 62,555 923 378 109 42 7 17 109

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 2.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 5.3% which is 5% higher than male population growth rate of 0.3%. General caste population has decreased by -3.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 104% and child population has decreased by -2.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanchrapara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2.7% -3.7% 27.3% 104% -2.9%
Male 0.3% -6.3% 26.4% 92.5% -0.4%
Female 5.3% -1% 28.3% 117.3% -5.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 980 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 981, in schedule caste is 979 and in schedule tribe is 968. There are 930 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 46 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanchrapara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 46 53 15 111 -49
2011 980 981 979 968 930
2001 934 928 964 857 979

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 57 thousand are male and about 51 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanchrapara is 90%. 94% of male and 86% 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 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kanchrapara

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 2.1% 4.7%
2011 90.4% 94.2% 86.5%
2001 87.1% 92.1% 81.8%

Workers profile

Kanchrapara has 32% (about 42 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 10% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanchrapara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.4% 29% 3.4% 67.6%
Male 54% 49.1% 4.9% 46%
Female 10.3% 8.5% 1.8% 89.7%