Barddhaman District Rural Part, with population of about 46.4 lakh is West Bengal's the 4th 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 762 persons per km2. There are 31 sub districts in the district, among them Jamalpur Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 2.7 lakh and Raniganj Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 23 thousand.

There are 12 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Durgapur and Asansol Municipal Corporations; Barddhaman, Kulti, Jamuria, Raniganj and Katwa Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) and Jamuria Municipality and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 46.4 lakh people, among them about 23.7 lakh (51%) are male and about 22.7 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 10.7 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Barddhaman district rural part is 762 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,639,264 2,735,869 1,524,133 379,262 511,969
Male 2,373,787 1,409,200 776,238 188,349 260,995
Female 2,265,477 1,326,669 747,895 190,913 250,974

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 25% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 954 in Muslims are 952.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,639,264 3,428,031 1,158,796 8,992 1,281 292 397 34,394 7,081
Male 2,373,787 1,753,946 593,714 4,407 707 144 206 17,111 3,552
Female 2,265,477 1,674,085 565,082 4,585 574 148 191 17,283 3,529

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 6.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 43.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 7.4% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of 6%. General caste population has increased by 4.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.3% and child population has decreased by -15.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.7% 4.6% 10.1% 9.3% -15.9%
Male 6% 3.8% 9.7% 8.6% -16.1%
Female 7.4% 5.4% 10.4% 9.9% -15.8%

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 30 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 16.7 lakh are male and about 13.3 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 6.8% 4.1% 9.8%
2011 72.6% 79.1% 65.9%
2001 65.8% 75% 56.1%

Workers profile

Barddhaman has 40% (about 18.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 19% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barddhaman

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.3% 28.8% 11.5% 59.7%
Male 60.6% 47.3% 13.3% 39.4%
Female 19.1% 9.4% 9.6% 80.9%