Baranagar Municipality, with population of about 2.5 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 8th most populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Baranagar municipality is 7 km2 and it is the 5th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 34440 persons per km2. There are 34 wards in the city, among them Baranagar Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of about 15 thousand and Baranagar Ward No 34 is the least populous ward with population of 3705.

Nearest railway station is Baranagar which is within the city. Baranagar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Barrackpore which is 8 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 2 km far from here. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 34°C and minimum temperature goes down to 0°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (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 Baranagar municipality is 7%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 63 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Baranagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 245,213 231,107 12,723 1,383 16,825
Male 126,187 118,859 6,615 713 8,649
Female 119,026 112,248 6,108 670 8,176

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 947 in Muslims are 808 and in Sikhs are 863.

Religion wise population 2011 - Baranagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 245,213 232,839 7,269 653 2,810 63 345 12 1,222
Male 126,187 119,569 4,020 321 1,508 29 169 7 564
Female 119,026 113,270 3,249 332 1,302 34 176 5 658

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -2.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 0.7% which is 5.5% higher than male population growth rate of -4.8%. General caste population has decreased by -4.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 39.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 171.2% and child population has decreased by -19.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Baranagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -2.2% -4.2% 39.4% 171.2% -19.2%
Male -4.8% -6.9% 42.3% 151.9% -18.4%
Female 0.7% -1.1% 36.4% 195.2% -20%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 943 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 944, in schedule caste is 923 and in schedule tribe is 940. There are 945 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 51 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 20 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Baranagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 51 55 -41 138 -20
2011 943 944 923 940 945
2001 892 889 964 802 965

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 99 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Baranagar is 91%. 94% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Baranagar

Total Male Female
Change 2.6% 1.4% 4.2%
2011 91.4% 93.7% 89%
2001 88.8% 92.3% 84.8%

Workers profile

Baranagar has 37% (about 92 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 14% female population are working population. 57% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Baranagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.4% 34.7% 2.7% 62.6%
Male 59.5% 56.6% 3% 40.5%
Female 14% 11.6% 2.4% 86%