Kharagpur Municipality, with population of about 2.1 lakh is Paschim Medinipur district's the most populous municipality located in Paschim Medinipur district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kharagpur municipality is 91 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 2290 persons per km2. There are 29 wards in the city, among them Kharagpur Ward No 04 is the most populous ward with population of about 14 thousand and Kharagpur Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 496.

Nearest railway station is Kharagpur which is within the city. Kharagpur is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Medinipur which is 15 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 130 km far from here.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 1 lakh (49%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kharagpur municipality is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 45 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kharagpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 207,604 180,746 19,164 7,694 19,007
Male 106,559 93,280 9,497 3,782 9,680
Female 101,045 87,466 9,667 3,912 9,327

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 999 in Muslims are 982 and in Not Stateds are 138

Religion wise population 2011 - Kharagpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 207,604 167,564 26,893 3,094 1,610 423 903 109 7,008
Male 106,559 83,841 13,566 1,442 824 213 463 51 6,159
Female 101,045 83,723 13,327 1,652 786 210 440 58 849

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 10% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 11% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 9%. General caste population has increased by 9.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.7% and child population has decreased by -3.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kharagpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10% 9.5% 13.1% 13.7% -3.9%
Male 9% 8.9% 9.4% 11.8% -3.3%
Female 11% 10.2% 17% 15.5% -4.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 948 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 938, in schedule caste is 1018 and in schedule tribe is 1034. There are 964 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kharagpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 11 66 33 -12
2011 948 938 1018 1034 964
2001 932 927 952 1001 976

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 87 thousand are male and about 75 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kharagpur is 86%. 90% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kharagpur

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 1.8% 5.6%
2011 85.8% 90% 81.2%
2001 82.1% 88.2% 75.6%

Workers profile

Kharagpur has 33% (about 69 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 14% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kharagpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33% 26.4% 6.6% 67%
Male 50.9% 43.2% 7.7% 49.1%
Female 14.2% 8.7% 5.5% 85.8%