Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality, with population of about 4.2 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 2nd most populous municipality located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Rajpur Sonarpur municipality is 49 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 8617 persons per km2. There are 35 wards in the city, among them Rajpur Sonarpur Ward No 15 is the most populous ward with population of about 20 thousand and Rajpur Sonarpur Ward No 20 is the least populous ward with population of 6025.

Nearest railway station is Subhasgram which is within the city. Baruipur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 9 km. District head quarter of the city is Alipore which is 20 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 25 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1582 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 41°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.2 lakh people, among them about 2.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.1 lakh (49%) are female. 81% 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 Rajpur Sonarpur municipality is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.1 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajpur Sonarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 424,368 343,373 78,655 2,340 35,274
Male 215,405 173,930 40,278 1,197 18,134
Female 208,963 169,443 38,377 1,143 17,140

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 9% 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 972 in Muslims are 947 and in Not Stateds are 1037.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajpur Sonarpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 424,368 379,120 39,267 1,706 412 180 98 76 3,509
Male 215,405 192,252 20,168 852 203 97 64 46 1,723
Female 208,963 186,868 19,099 854 209 83 34 30 1,786

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 26% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 28.5% which is 4.8% higher than male population growth rate of 23.7%. General caste population has increased by 33.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -0.8% and child population has increased by 8.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajpur Sonarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26% 33.7% 1.5% -0.8% 8.4%
Male 23.7% 31% 0.3% -0.7% 8.7%
Female 28.5% 36.6% 2.7% -0.8% 8.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 970 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 974, in schedule caste is 953 and in schedule tribe is 955. 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 36 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajpur Sonarpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 36 40 22 0 -5
2011 970 974 953 955 945
2001 934 934 931 955 950

Literacy

Total about 3.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.8 lakh are male and about 1.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajpur Sonarpur is 90%. 93% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajpur Sonarpur

Total Male Female
Change 4.7% 2.5% 7.4%
2011 90.1% 93.2% 87%
2001 85.4% 90.7% 79.6%

Workers profile

Rajpur Sonarpur has 39% (about 1.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 19% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajpur Sonarpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.2% 32.1% 7.1% 60.8%
Male 58.8% 51.6% 7.2% 41.2%
Female 19% 12% 7% 81%