Balichak Census Town, with population of about 14 thousand is Debra sub district's only census town located in Debra sub district of Paschim Medinipur district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Balichak census town is 5 km2. Population density of the census town is 2958 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Balichak Ward No 01 and the population of Balichak Ward No 01 is about 14 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Balichak which is within the census town. Debra is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Medinipur which is 40 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 30 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46°C and minimum temperature goes down to 13°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 14 thousand people, among them 6735 (49%) are male and 7049 (51%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balichak census town is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3350 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balichak

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13,784 11,450 1,707 627 1,261
Male 6,735 5,627 808 300 644
Female 7,049 5,823 899 327 617

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 2% 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 1051 in Christians are 1147 and in Muslims are 884.

Religion wise population 2011 - Balichak

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 13,784 13,221 243 249 8 0 1 38 24
Male 6,735 6,447 129 116 5 0 1 19 18
Female 7,049 6,774 114 133 3 0 0 19 6

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 12.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 15.5% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 10.4%. General caste population has increased by 12.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.7% and child population has decreased by -11.1% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balichak

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.9% 12.5% 11.8% 25.7% -11.1%
Male 10.4% 10.2% 7.7% 22.4% -6.7%
Female 15.5% 14.8% 15.7% 28.7% -15.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1047 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1035, in schedule caste is 1113 and in schedule tribe is 1090. There are 958 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 47 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 97 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balichak

Total General SC ST Child
Change 47 41 77 53 -97
2011 1047 1035 1113 1090 958
2001 1000 994 1036 1037 1055

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 5617 are male and 5327 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balichak is 87%. 92% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balichak

Total Male Female
Change 7.7% 4.4% 11.2%
2011 87.4% 92.2% 82.8%
2001 79.7% 87.8% 71.6%

Workers profile

Balichak has 37% (5145) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 18% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balichak

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.3% 30.8% 6.5% 62.7%
Male 57.2% 49.4% 7.8% 42.8%
Female 18.3% 13.1% 5.2% 81.7%