West Bengal State Urban Part, with population of about 3 crore is India's the 4th most urban populous state. Total geographical area of West Bengal state urban part is 5119 km2 and it is the 10th biggest urban state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 5683 persons per km2. There are 20 districts in the state, among them North Twenty Four Parganas Urban is the most populous district with urban population of about 57.3 lakh and Alipurduar Urban is the least populous district with urban population of about 2.3 lakh. Barddhaman Urban is the biggest district in the state with an urban area of 934 km2 and Dakshin Dinajpur Urban is the smallest with 31 km2.

There is only one city in the state that comes directly under the state administration which is Siliguri Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The state is home to about 3 crore people, among them about 1 crore (51%) are male and about 1 crore (49%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of West Bengal state urban part is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 65.7 lakh households in the state and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of West Bengal state urban part is 5683 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - West Bengal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29,093,002 24,283,001 4,368,163 441,838 2,760,756
Male 14,964,082 12,503,155 2,239,010 221,917 1,417,741
Female 14,128,920 11,779,846 2,129,153 219,921 1,343,015

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 948 in Muslims are 929 and in Christians are 1047.

Religion wise population 2011 - West Bengal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 29,093,002 23,053,946 5,508,198 167,994 53,923 98,139 49,178 23,923 137,701
Male 14,964,082 11,837,125 2,855,260 82,086 28,907 48,886 24,938 12,152 74,728
Female 14,128,920 11,216,821 2,652,938 85,908 25,016 49,253 24,240 11,771 62,973

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 29.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 33.6% which is 7.3% higher than male population growth rate of 26.3%. General caste population has increased by 26.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 49.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 63.4% and child population has increased by 20.3% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - West Bengal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.7% 26.3% 49.2% 63.4% 20.3%
Male 26.3% 22.7% 47.4% 60% 20.3%
Female 33.6% 30.4% 51.1% 66.9% 20.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 944 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 942, in schedule caste is 951 and in schedule tribe is 991. There are 947 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the state. Overall sex ratio in the state has increased by 51 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - West Bengal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 51 55 23 41 -1
2011 944 942 951 991 947
2001 893 887 928 950 948

Literacy

Total about 2 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 1 crore are male and about 1 crore are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of WEST BENGAL is 85%. 88% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - West Bengal

Total Male Female
Change 3.6% 2.3% 5.3%
2011 84.8% 88.4% 81%
2001 81.2% 86.1% 75.7%

Workers profile

WEST BENGAL has 37% (about 1 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 15% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - West Bengal

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.7% 31.6% 5.1% 63.3%
Male 56.8% 51.2% 5.7% 43.2%
Female 15.4% 10.9% 4.5% 84.6%