Barddhaman District Urban Part, with population of about 9.7 lakh is West Bengal's the 10th most urban populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Barddhaman district urban part is 934 km2 and it is the biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1036 persons per km2. There are 11 sub districts in the district, among them Pandabeswar Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 1.4 lakh and Memari - I Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of 4420.

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 9.7 lakh people, among them about 5 lakh (51%) are male and about 4.7 lakh (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barddhaman district urban part is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.2 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Barddhaman district urban part is 1036 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 967,556 741,298 201,064 25,194 89,399
Male 495,630 380,164 102,941 12,525 45,809
Female 471,926 361,134 98,123 12,669 43,590

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 953 in Muslims are 943.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barddhaman

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 967,556 829,022 128,270 2,166 1,959 264 392 710 4,773
Male 495,630 424,451 66,027 1,093 1,045 142 200 330 2,342
Female 471,926 404,571 62,243 1,073 914 122 192 380 2,431

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -62% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -60.6% which is 2.7% higher than male population growth rate of -63.3%. General caste population has decreased by -62.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -57.7%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -73.4% and child population has decreased by -69.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -62% -62.5% -57.7% -73.4% -69.6%
Male -63.3% -63.9% -58.4% -74.1% -69.6%
Female -60.6% -60.9% -57.1% -72.7% -69.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 932 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 925, in schedule caste is 950 and in schedule tribe is 995. There are 935 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 44 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total General SC ST Child
Change 44 49 26 36 -18
2011 932 925 950 995 935
2001 888 876 924 959 953

Literacy

Total about 7.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4 lakh are male and about 3.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barddhaman is 84%. 89% of male and 78% 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 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barddhaman

Total Male Female
Change 6.2% 4.1% 9.1%
2011 83.6% 88.6% 78.4%
2001 77.4% 84.5% 69.3%

Workers profile

Barddhaman has 36% (about 3.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 16% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 5% 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 36.4% 30.2% 6.2% 63.6%
Male 56.1% 49% 7.1% 43.9%
Female 15.7% 10.4% 5.3% 84.3%