Khargram Community Development Block, with population of about 2.7 lakh is Murshidabad district's the 9th most populous sub district, located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 138 villages in the sub district, among them Nagar is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Rameswarpur is the least populous village with population of 47. Eroali is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and Hari Nagar is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.7 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Khargram community development block is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 66 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

100% population of Khargram community development block live in the Khargram Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Khargram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 273,332 210,961 59,929 2,442 37,804
Male 139,533 107,748 30,540 1,245 19,292
Female 133,799 103,213 29,389 1,197 18,512

Most populated Villages in Khargram

Villages
Name Population
Nagar 11882
Khargram 11209
Sankarpur 10124
Indrani 7018
Eroali 6917
Sahapur 5409
Jhilli 5162
Asalpur 5010
Parulia 4400
Rahigram 4395

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 54% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 46% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 971 in Hindus are 945.

Religion wise population 2011 - Khargram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 273,332 124,440 148,206 353 10 11 22 9 281
Male 139,533 63,984 75,209 175 4 4 12 3 142
Female 133,799 60,456 72,997 178 6 7 10 6 139

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.9% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 15.9%. General caste population has increased by 18.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 27.3% and child population has decreased by -5.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Khargram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.4% 18.8% 8.3% 27.3% -5.8%
Male 15.9% 18.5% 7.3% 26.9% -5.3%
Female 16.9% 19.1% 9.4% 27.7% -6.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 959 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 958, in schedule caste is 962 and in schedule tribe is 961. There are 960 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Khargram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 5 19 6 -10
2011 959 958 962 961 960
2001 951 953 943 955 970

Villages with highest sex ratio in Khargram

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Katigram 1091
Sujapur 1079
Hazrabati 1078
Telsundi 1058
Bhatkanda 1055
Nonadanga 1045
Bibinagar 1039
Nabipur 1038
Uttar Gangarampur 1037
Diara 1028

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 84 thousand are male and about 66 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Khargram is 64%. 70% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Khargram

Total Male Female
Change 10.4% 7.0% 14.0%
2011 63.6% 69.7% 57.2%
2001 53.2% 62.7% 43.2%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Khargram

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Upalai 89
Gophul 87
Matai 83
Chandibati 83
Pachim Srikrishnapur 81
Amjua 78
Isanpur 77
Digha 77
Manikpur 77
Bhabani Nagar 76

Workers profile

Khargram has 33% (about 90 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 9% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Khargram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.9% 23.5% 9.4% 67.1%
Male 56.1% 43% 13.1% 43.9%
Female 8.9% 3.3% 5.6% 91.1%

Biggest Villages in Khargram

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Eroali 10.8
Khargram 9.7
Jhilli 6.6
Mahisar 6.3
Kirttipur 6
Sadal 5.9
Gayespur 5.8
Mahammadpur 5.4
Joypur 5.3
Parulia 5