North Twenty Four Parganas District Rural Part, with population of about 42.8 lakh is West Bengal's the 6th most rural populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of North Twenty Four Parganas district rural part is 3470 km2 and it is the 8th smallest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1233 persons per km2. There are 22 sub districts in the district, among them Bongaon Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 3.8 lakh and Barrackpur - II Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 52 thousand.

There are 29 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - South DumDum, Rajarhat Gopalpur, Bhatpara, Panihati and Kamarhati Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) Bhatpara and Kanchrapara Municipality and Out Growths.

Demographics

The district is home to about 42.8 lakh people, among them about 22 lakh (51%) are male and about 20.8 lakh (49%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of North Twenty Four Parganas district rural part is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 9.9 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of North Twenty Four Parganas district rural part is 1233 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - North Twenty Four Parganas

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,277,619 2,828,000 1,252,699 196,920 491,418
Male 2,196,554 1,450,728 646,150 99,676 250,731
Female 2,081,065 1,377,272 606,549 97,244 240,687

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 54% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 45% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 939 in Muslims are 957.

Religion wise population 2011 - North Twenty Four Parganas

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,277,619 2,322,249 1,937,537 8,902 600 393 256 1,685 5,997
Male 2,196,554 1,197,481 990,157 4,503 333 213 134 863 2,870
Female 2,081,065 1,124,768 947,380 4,399 267 180 122 822 3,127

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 4.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 40.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 5% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of 4.5%. General caste population has increased by 4.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 3.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.7% and child population has decreased by -18% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - North Twenty Four Parganas

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.8% 4.5% 3.6% 16.7% -18%
Male 4.5% 4.1% 3.8% 16.1% -17.8%
Female 5% 5% 3.5% 17.4% -18.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 947 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 949, in schedule caste is 939 and in schedule tribe is 976. There are 960 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - North Twenty Four Parganas

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 8 -3 11 -3
2011 947 949 939 976 960
2001 942 941 942 965 963

Literacy

Total about 29.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 15.9 lakh are male and about 13.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of North Twenty Four Parganas is 77%. 82% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - North Twenty Four Parganas

Total Male Female
Change 8.3% 5.2% 11.6%
2011 77.4% 81.9% 72.6%
2001 69.1% 76.7% 61%

Workers profile

North Twenty Four Parganas has 36% (about 15.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 13% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - North Twenty Four Parganas

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.4% 28.6% 7.8% 63.6%
Male 58.9% 49.7% 9.2% 41.1%
Female 12.7% 6.5% 6.3% 87.3%