Naihati Municipality, with population of about 2.2 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 9th most populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Naihati municipality is 12 km2 and it is the 11th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 18866 persons per km2. There are 31 wards in the city, among them Naihati Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of about 13 thousand and Naihati Ward No 06 is the least populous ward with population of 3032.

Nearest railway station is Naihati which is within the city. Naihati is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Barasat. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 410 mm.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.2 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (50%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Naihati municipality is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 37 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Naihati

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 217,900 190,746 25,140 2,014 19,761
Male 109,849 96,253 12,585 1,011 10,031
Female 108,051 94,493 12,555 1,003 9,730

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 987 in Muslims are 947.

Religion wise population 2011 - Naihati

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 217,900 201,204 15,273 203 211 35 46 15 913
Male 109,849 101,280 7,845 102 111 16 19 8 468
Female 108,051 99,924 7,428 101 100 19 27 7 445

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 1.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 6.4% which is 9.9% higher than male population growth rate of -3.5%. General caste population has increased by 1.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -3.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 149.3% and child population has decreased by -7.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Naihati

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.2% 1.3% -3.8% 149.3% -7.4%
Male -3.5% -3.5% -7.5% 126.7% -12.7%
Female 6.4% 6.6% 0.4% 177.1% -1.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 984 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 982, in schedule caste is 998 and in schedule tribe is 992. There are 970 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 92 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 111 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Naihati

Total General SC ST Child
Change 92 93 79 180 111
2011 984 982 998 992 970
2001 892 889 919 812 859

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 91 thousand are male and about 82 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Naihati is 88%. 91% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Naihati

Total Male Female
Change 6.1% 4.8% 7.9%
2011 87.5% 91.2% 83.8%
2001 81.4% 86.4% 75.9%

Workers profile

Naihati has 33% (about 71 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 14% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Naihati

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.7% 27.6% 5.1% 67.3%
Male 51.5% 45.5% 6% 48.5%
Female 13.6% 9.3% 4.2% 86.4%