Kanchrapara Municipality, with population of about 1.2 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 10th least populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kanchrapara municipality is 9 km2 and it is the 7th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 13283 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 1.2 lakh people, among them about 61 thousand (50%) are male and about 60 thousand (50%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanchrapara municipality is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 26 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 120,345 91,123 27,402 1,820 9,277
Male 60,707 45,997 13,786 924 4,810
Female 59,638 45,126 13,616 896 4,467

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -4.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is -2.1% which is 4.9% higher than male population growth rate of -7%. General caste population has decreased by -11.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 89.2% and child population has decreased by -9.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanchrapara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -4.6% -11.1% 20.3% 89.2% -9.4%
Male -7% -13.5% 18.9% 78.4% -7.1%
Female -2.1% -8.5% 21.8% 101.8% -11.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 982 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 981, in schedule caste is 988 and in schedule tribe is 970. There are 929 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 48 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 50 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanchrapara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 48 53 24 113 -50
2011 982 981 988 970 929
2001 934 928 964 857 979

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 53 thousand are male and about 47 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 3.0% 1.9% 4.3%
2011 90.1% 94% 86.1%
2001 87.1% 92.1% 81.8%

Workers profile

Kanchrapara has 32% (about 39 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 32.2% 28.9% 3.4% 67.8%
Male 53.9% 49% 5% 46.1%
Female 10.2% 8.5% 1.7% 89.8%