Pujali Municipality, with population of about 37 thousand is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 2nd least populous municipality located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Pujali municipality is 8 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 4453 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Pujali Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 4190 and Pujali Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 1431.

Nearest railway station is Budge Budge which is within the city. Pujali is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Alipore which is 68 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 40 km far from here.

Demographics

The city is home to about 37 thousand people, among them about 19 thousand (51%) are male and about 18 thousand (49%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pujali municipality is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 8587 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pujali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 37,047 30,630 5,480 937 4,316
Male 18,940 15,632 2,797 511 2,199
Female 18,107 14,998 2,683 426 2,117

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 59% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 41% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 955 in Muslims are 958.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pujali

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 37,047 21,688 15,264 59 5 6 1 0 24
Male 18,940 11,095 7,795 33 1 4 1 0 11
Female 18,107 10,593 7,469 26 4 2 0 0 13

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 9.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 34 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 11.8% which is 4.6% higher than male population growth rate of 7.2%. General caste population has increased by 11.7%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -7.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 84.1% and child population has decreased by -2.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pujali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.4% 11.7% -7.7% 84.1% -2.3%
Male 7.2% 9% -9.2% 114.7% -1.7%
Female 11.8% 14.8% -6% 57.2% -2.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 959, in schedule caste is 959 and in schedule tribe is 834. There are 963 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 39 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pujali

Total General SC ST Child
Change 39 48 32 -305 -11
2011 956 959 959 834 963
2001 917 911 927 1139 974

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 14 thousand are male and about 12 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pujali is 79%. 83% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pujali

Total Male Female
Change 9.0% 6.1% 12.3%
2011 78.8% 82.6% 74.8%
2001 69.8% 76.5% 62.5%

Workers profile

Pujali has 36% (about 13 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 14% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pujali

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.4% 24.9% 11.5% 63.6%
Male 58% 42.4% 15.7% 42%
Female 13.7% 6.6% 7.1% 86.3%