Khardah Municipality, with population of about 1.1 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 6th least populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Khardah municipality is 7 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 15793 persons per km2. There are 22 wards in the city, among them Khardah Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 9252 and Khardah Ward No 16 is the least populous ward with population of 2150.

Nearest railway station is Khardah which is 1 km far from here. Barrackpore is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 4 km. District head quarter of the city is Barasat which is 13 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 12 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1400 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 55 thousand (51%) are male and about 54 thousand (49%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Khardah municipality is 7%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 26 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Khardah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 108,496 102,309 5,183 1,004 7,332
Male 54,879 51,690 2,707 482 3,771
Female 53,617 50,619 2,476 522 3,561

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 980 in Muslims are 948.

Religion wise population 2011 - Khardah

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 108,496 98,280 9,541 153 79 16 10 60 357
Male 54,879 49,643 4,897 82 40 7 3 28 179
Female 53,617 48,637 4,644 71 39 9 7 32 178

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -6.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is -3% which is 7.3% higher than male population growth rate of -10.3%. General caste population has decreased by -8.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 35.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 32.1% and child population has decreased by -21% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Khardah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -6.8% -8.6% 35.8% 32.1% -21%
Male -10.3% -12.1% 33.9% 24.2% -22.2%
Female -3% -4.7% 38% 40.3% -19.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 977 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 979, in schedule caste is 915 and in schedule tribe is 1083. There are 944 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 74 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Khardah

Total General SC ST Child
Change 74 76 28 124 30
2011 977 979 915 1083 944
2001 903 903 887 959 914

Literacy

Total about 95 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 49 thousand are male and about 46 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Khardah is 94%. 96% of male and 93% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Khardah

Total Male Female
Change 4.7% 2.9% 6.8%
2011 94.4% 96.2% 92.5%
2001 89.7% 93.3% 85.7%

Workers profile

Khardah has 35% (about 38 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 14% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Khardah

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.2% 31.1% 4% 64.8%
Male 55.7% 51.3% 4.4% 44.3%
Female 14.2% 10.5% 3.7% 85.8%