Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality, with population of about 4 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 2nd most populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Rajarhat Gopalpur municipality is 28 km2 and it is the 4th biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 14387 persons per km2. There are 35 wards in the city, among them Rajarhat Gopalpur Ward No 29 is the most populous ward with population of about 23 thousand and Rajarhat Gopalpur Ward No 16 is the least populous ward with population of 4361.

Nearest railway station is Dum Dum Junction which is 3 km far from here. Barasat is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 14 km. District head quarter of the city is Barasat which is 14 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 12 km far from here. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 12°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4 lakh people, among them about 2 lakh (51%) are male and about 2 lakh (49%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajarhat Gopalpur municipality is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajarhat Gopalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 402,844 323,152 74,960 4,732 36,015
Male 203,911 163,553 38,002 2,356 18,391
Female 198,933 159,599 36,958 2,376 17,624

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 15% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 980 in Muslims are 946.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajarhat Gopalpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 402,844 338,917 60,049 1,496 415 339 560 27 1,041
Male 203,911 171,137 30,858 747 215 170 282 16 486
Female 198,933 167,780 29,191 749 200 169 278 11 555

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 48.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 51.2% which is 5.8% higher than male population growth rate of 45.4%. General caste population has increased by 46.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 48%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 301.7% and child population has increased by 24.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajarhat Gopalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 48.2% 46.9% 48% 301.7% 24.7%
Male 45.4% 43.8% 46.7% 307.6% 24.7%
Female 51.2% 50.2% 49.4% 296% 24.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 976 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 973 and in schedule tribe is 1008. There are 958 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 38 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajarhat Gopalpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 38 42 18 -30 -1
2011 976 976 973 1008 958
2001 938 934 955 1038 959

Literacy

Total about 3.3 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.7 lakh are male and about 1.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajarhat Gopalpur is 90%. 92% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajarhat Gopalpur

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 3.0% 8.0%
2011 89.7% 92.1% 87.2%
2001 84.3% 89.1% 79.2%

Workers profile

Rajarhat Gopalpur has 37% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 15% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajarhat Gopalpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37% 34.6% 2.4% 63%
Male 58.3% 55.8% 2.5% 41.7%
Female 15.2% 12.8% 2.3% 84.8%