Barddhaman District Rural Part, with population of about 43.2 lakh is West Bengal's the 5th most rural populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Barddhaman district rural part is 6090 km2 and it is the 5th biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 709 persons per km2. There are 25 sub districts in the district, among them Jamalpur Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 2.7 lakh and Pandabeswar Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 27 thousand.

There are 6 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Barddhaman, Katwa, Kalna, Memari and Guskara Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 43.2 lakh people, among them about 22.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 21.1 lakh (49%) are female. 59% of the whole population are from general caste, 33% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barddhaman district rural part is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 10 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Barddhaman district rural part is 709 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,316,522 2,558,537 1,410,199 347,786 473,475
Male 2,206,077 1,316,018 717,613 172,446 241,102
Female 2,110,445 1,242,519 692,586 175,340 232,373

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 73% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 26% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 957 in Muslims are 953.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,316,522 3,139,327 1,127,355 8,533 1,001 280 379 33,316 6,331
Male 2,206,077 1,603,968 577,327 4,165 557 139 197 16,568 3,156
Female 2,110,445 1,535,359 550,028 4,368 444 141 182 16,748 3,175

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -0.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 43.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 0.1% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of -1.5%. General caste population has decreased by -2.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 0.2% and child population has decreased by -22.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -0.7% -2.2% 1.8% 0.2% -22.3%
Male -1.5% -3.1% 1.4% -0.6% -22.5%
Female 0.1% -1.3% 2.3% 1% -22%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 954 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 941, in schedule caste is 963 and in schedule tribe is 1014. There are 962 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 14 6 13 4
2011 954 941 963 1014 962
2001 942 927 957 1001 958

Literacy

Total about 27.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 15.5 lakh are male and about 12.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barddhaman is 73%. 79% of male and 66% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total Male Female
Change 6.9% 4.0% 10.0%
2011 72.7% 79% 66.1%
2001 65.8% 75% 56.1%

Workers profile

Barddhaman has 40% (about 17.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 19% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barddhaman

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.5% 29.3% 11.2% 59.5%
Male 60.9% 48% 12.9% 39.1%
Female 19.1% 9.7% 9.5% 80.9%