Bhatpara Municipality, with population of about 3.8 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 3rd most populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Bhatpara municipality is 35 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 11063 persons per km2. There are 36 wards in the city, among them Bhatpara Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of about 26 thousand and Panpur (og) Ward No 36 (rural Mdds Code:645596) is the least populous ward with population of 2257.

Nearest railway station is Shyamnagar 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 35 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 50 km far from here. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 10°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3.8 lakh people, among them about 2 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (47%) are female. 87% 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 Bhatpara municipality is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 87 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhatpara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 383,762 333,640 45,415 4,707 35,335
Male 203,416 176,929 24,008 2,479 18,315
Female 180,346 156,711 21,407 2,228 17,020

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -13.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is -9.5% which is 6.8% higher than male population growth rate of -16.3%. General caste population has decreased by -13.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -17.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 83.8% and child population has decreased by -18.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhatpara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -13.3% -13.3% -17.3% 83.8% -18.5%
Male -16.3% -16.4% -20.1% 83.1% -18.3%
Female -9.5% -9.5% -13.9% 84.6% -18.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 887 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 886, in schedule caste is 892 and in schedule tribe is 899. 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 68 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhatpara

Total General SC ST Child
Change 68 68 65 8 -4
2011 887 886 892 899 929
2001 819 818 827 891 933

Literacy

Total about 3 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.6 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhatpara is 85%. 89% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhatpara

Total Male Female
Change 5.8% 4.3% 8.3%
2011 84.7% 88.8% 80.2%
2001 78.9% 84.5% 71.9%

Workers profile

Bhatpara has 31% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 8% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhatpara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.3% 28.2% 3.1% 68.7%
Male 52.4% 48.1% 4.3% 47.6%
Female 7.5% 5.9% 1.7% 92.5%