Kalua Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Thakurpukur Mahestola sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Thakurpukur Mahestola sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kalua census town is 2 km2 and it is the 5th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 8742 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kalua Ward No 01 and the population of Kalua Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Tollygunge which is 2 km far from here. Thakurpukur Maheshtala is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 6 km. District head quarter of the census town is Alipur which is 15 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 20 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 2110 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 7715 (49%) are male and 8020 (51%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 32% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kalua census town is 8%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 3883 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kalua

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,735 10,653 4,978 104 1,312
Male 7,715 5,172 2,491 52 639
Female 8,020 5,481 2,487 52 673

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 4% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1022 in Christians are 1125 and in Muslims are 2632.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kalua

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,735 14,760 247 612 29 61 2 0 24
Male 7,715 7,298 68 288 16 32 2 0 11
Female 8,020 7,462 179 324 13 29 0 0 13

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 71.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9189. Female population growth rate of the census town is 75.8% which is 9.1% higher than male population growth rate of 66.7%. General caste population has increased by 107.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1633.3% and child population has increased by 47.7% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kalua

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 71.2% 107.1% 23.2% 1633.3% 47.7%
Male 66.7% 101.6% 21% 2500% 44.6%
Female 75.8% 112.7% 25.5% 1200% 50.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1040 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1060, in schedule caste is 998 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 1053 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 54 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 44 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kalua

Total General SC ST Child
Change 54 56 36 -1000 44
2011 1040 1060 998 1000 1053
2001 986 1004 962 2000 1009

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 6455 are male and 6210 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kalua is 88%. 91% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kalua

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 2.8% 8.2%
2011 87.8% 91.2% 84.5%
2001 82.4% 88.4% 76.3%

Workers profile

Kalua has 42% (6658) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 24% female population are working population. 57% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kalua

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42.3% 36.6% 5.7% 57.7%
Male 61.5% 56.6% 4.9% 38.5%
Female 23.8% 17.4% 6.5% 76.2%