Kamarhati Municipality, with population of about 3.3 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 5th most populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kamarhati municipality is 11 km2 and it is the 10th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 30129 persons per km2. There are 35 wards in the city, among them Kamarhati Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of about 19 thousand and Kamarhati Ward No 32 is the least populous ward with population of 4493.

Nearest railway station is Kamarhati which is within the city. Barrackpore 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. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3.3 lakh people, among them about 1.7 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.6 lakh (48%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kamarhati municipality is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 70 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kamarhati

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 330,211 314,796 12,108 3,307 25,350
Male 170,293 162,188 6,313 1,792 13,078
Female 159,918 152,608 5,795 1,515 12,272

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 27% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 955 in Muslims are 896.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kamarhati

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 330,211 238,902 88,790 411 411 104 138 119 1,336
Male 170,293 122,206 46,838 203 216 51 76 53 650
Female 159,918 116,696 41,952 208 195 53 62 66 686

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 9.6% which is 8.6% higher than male population growth rate of 1%. General caste population has increased by 3.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 40.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 404.9% and child population has decreased by -15.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kamarhati

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5% 3.1% 40.8% 404.9% -15.2%
Male 1% -0.8% 35.1% 402% -14.4%
Female 9.6% 7.7% 47.6% 408.4% -15.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 939 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 941, in schedule caste is 918 and in schedule tribe is 845. There are 938 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 73 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kamarhati

Total General SC ST Child
Change 73 74 78 10 -17
2011 939 941 918 845 938
2001 866 867 840 835 955

Literacy

Total about 2.7 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.4 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kamarhati is 88%. 90% of male and 85% 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 - Kamarhati

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 2.7% 5.8%
2011 87.7% 90.2% 84.9%
2001 83.6% 87.5% 79.1%

Workers profile

Kamarhati has 33% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 12% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kamarhati

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.7% 29% 3.8% 67.3%
Male 52.5% 48% 4.6% 47.5%
Female 11.7% 8.8% 2.9% 88.3%