Kolkata Municipal Corporation, with population of about 45 lakh is Kolkata district's only municipal corporation located in Kolkata district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kolkata municipal corporation is 185 km2. Population density of the city is 24306 persons per km2. There are 141 wards in the city, among them Kolkata Ward No 66 is the most populous ward with population of about 98 thousand and Kolkata Ward No 45 is the least populous ward with population of 8394.

Nearest railway station is Sealdah which is 2 km far from here. Kolkata is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kolkata. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1583 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 45 lakh people, among them about 23.6 lakh (52%) are male and about 21.4 lakh (48%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kolkata municipal corporation is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 10.2 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kolkata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,496,694 4,244,078 241,932 10,684 339,323
Male 2,356,766 2,222,984 128,053 5,729 175,564
Female 2,139,928 2,021,094 113,879 4,955 163,759

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 919 in Muslims are 860 and in Not Stateds are 884.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kolkata

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,496,694 3,440,290 926,414 39,758 13,849 4,771 21,178 1,452 48,982
Male 2,356,766 1,792,575 497,993 19,200 7,327 2,423 10,508 742 25,998
Female 2,139,928 1,647,715 428,421 20,558 6,522 2,348 10,670 710 22,984

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -1.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 45.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 3.2% which is 8.9% higher than male population growth rate of -5.7%. General caste population has decreased by -1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -12%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 8.9% and child population has decreased by -13.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1.7% -1% -12% 8.9% -13.1%
Male -5.7% -5.2% -15.1% 4.7% -13.3%
Female 3.2% 3.9% -8.1% 14.2% -12.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 908 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 909, in schedule caste is 889 and in schedule tribe is 865. There are 933 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 79 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata

Total General SC ST Child
Change 79 79 67 72 6
2011 908 909 889 865 933
2001 829 830 822 793 927

Literacy

Total about 35.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 19.3 lakh are male and about 16.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kolkata is 86%. 88% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 4.5% 6.8%
2011 86.3% 88.3% 84.1%
2001 80.9% 83.8% 77.3%

Workers profile

Kolkata has 40% (about 18 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 18% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kolkata

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.9% 35.1% 4.9% 60.1%
Male 59.9% 54.9% 5% 40.1%
Female 17.9% 13.2% 4.7% 82.1%