Ashokenagar Kalyangarh Municipality, with population of about 1.2 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 11th least populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Ashokenagar Kalyangarh municipality is 21 km2 and it is the 10th biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 5931 persons per km2. There are 22 wards in the city, among them Ashokenagar Kalyangarh Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of about 11 thousand and Ashokenagar Kalyangarh Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 3209.

Nearest railway station is Ashoknagar which is within the city. Ashokenagar Kalyangarh 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 31 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10.3°C.

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. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ashokenagar Kalyangarh municipality is 7%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 30 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ashokenagar Kalyangarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 121,592 90,066 30,283 1,243 9,091
Male 61,236 45,130 15,496 610 4,611
Female 60,356 44,936 14,787 633 4,480

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 986 in Muslims are 966.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ashokenagar Kalyangarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 121,592 118,163 2,983 195 26 22 10 18 175
Male 61,236 59,501 1,517 94 12 13 5 8 86
Female 60,356 58,662 1,466 101 14 9 5 10 89

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 9.5% which is 1.1% higher than male population growth rate of 8.4%. General caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 50.3% and child population has decreased by -13.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ashokenagar Kalyangarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.9% 7.5% 12% 50.3% -13.5%
Male 8.4% 6.8% 12% 51% -15%
Female 9.5% 8.3% 12% 49.6% -11.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 986 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 996, in schedule caste is 954 and in schedule tribe is 1038. There are 972 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 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 35 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ashokenagar Kalyangarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 14 0 -9 35
2011 986 996 954 1038 972
2001 976 982 954 1047 937

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 54 thousand are male and about 50 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ashokenagar Kalyangarh is 92%. 95% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ashokenagar Kalyangarh

Total Male Female
Change 3.8% 1.8% 5.8%
2011 92% 94.8% 89.1%
2001 88.2% 93% 83.3%

Workers profile

Ashokenagar Kalyangarh has 35% (about 43 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 12% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ashokenagar Kalyangarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.1% 32.2% 2.9% 64.9%
Male 58% 54.1% 3.9% 42%
Female 11.8% 9.9% 1.9% 88.2%