North Twenty Four Parganas District Urban Part, with population of about 57.3 lakh is West Bengal's the most urban populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of North Twenty Four Parganas district urban part is 624 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 9187 persons per km2. There are 17 sub districts in the district, among them Barrackpur - II Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 1.7 lakh and Swarupnagar Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of 4360.

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 57.3 lakh people, among them about 29.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 28.1 lakh (49%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of North Twenty Four Parganas district urban part is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 13.6 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of North Twenty Four Parganas district urban part is 9187 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - North Twenty Four Parganas

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,732,162 4,748,100 916,385 67,677 466,555
Male 2,922,835 2,419,024 469,308 34,503 239,093
Female 2,809,327 2,329,076 447,077 33,174 227,462

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 966 in Muslims are 922.

Religion wise population 2011 - North Twenty Four Parganas

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,732,162 5,030,520 647,147 18,031 8,794 5,425 4,196 1,245 16,804
Male 2,922,835 2,558,976 336,657 8,779 4,653 2,710 2,088 656 8,316
Female 2,809,327 2,471,544 310,490 9,252 4,141 2,715 2,108 589 8,488

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 18.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 48.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 21.4% which is 6.2% higher than male population growth rate of 15.2%. General caste population has increased by 13.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 45.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 123.7% and child population has increased by 2.5% 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 18.2% 13.3% 45.1% 123.7% 2.5%
Male 15.2% 10.2% 43.6% 120.3% 2.4%
Female 21.4% 16.8% 46.6% 127.4% 2.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 961 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 963, in schedule caste is 953 and in schedule tribe is 961. There are 951 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 49 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 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 49 54 20 30 1
2011 961 963 953 961 951
2001 912 909 933 931 950

Literacy

Total about 46.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 24.6 lakh are male and about 22.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of North Twenty Four Parganas is 89%. 92% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

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

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 2.2% 5.4%
2011 88.9% 91.8% 85.8%
2001 85.2% 89.6% 80.4%

Workers profile

North Twenty Four Parganas has 35% (about 20.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 13% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - North Twenty Four Parganas

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.1% 31.9% 3.2% 64.9%
Male 56.5% 52.7% 3.8% 43.5%
Female 12.9% 10.3% 2.5% 87.1%