Berhampore Community Development Block, with population of about 4.5 lakh is Murshidabad district's the most populous sub district, located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 124 villages in the sub district, among them Chhayghari is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Char Panchananpur is the least populous village with population of 100. Chhayghari is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 10 km2 and Pashchim Narayanpur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 9 census towns in the sub district, those are - Chaltia, Gopjan, Sibdanga Badarpur, Kasim Bazar and Banjetia Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.5 lakh people, among them about 2.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 2.2 lakh (49%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Berhampore community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.1 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 3.4 lakh) live in Berhampore Sub District rural part and 24% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Berhampore Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Berhampore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 446,887 359,143 76,935 10,809 54,097
Male 228,650 183,981 39,306 5,363 27,495
Female 218,237 175,162 37,629 5,446 26,602

Most populated Villages and Cities in Berhampore

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Chhayghari 12388 Chaltia 25336
Purbba Narayanpur 8664 Gopjan 23415
Kaladanga 8182 Sibdanga Badarpur 12829
Bairgachhi 8148 Kasim Bazar 11724
Hati Nagar 8057 Banjetia 10400
Selamatpur 8032 Ajodhya Nagar (P) 8883
Andar Manik 7938 Haridasmati 6627
Tarakpur 7584 Gora Bazar 5200
Sahajadpur 7299 Goaljan 4850
Janmahammadpur 6679

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 951 in Hindus are 959.

Religion wise population 2011 - Berhampore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 446,887 205,321 239,651 1,086 53 25 41 47 663
Male 228,650 104,822 122,852 552 28 16 23 24 333
Female 218,237 100,499 116,799 534 25 9 18 23 330

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18.5% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 17.5%. General caste population has increased by 18.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 10% and child population has decreased by -11.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Berhampore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.9% 18.1% 18.5% 10% -11.7%
Male 17.5% 17.5% 18.5% 10.6% -11.4%
Female 18.5% 18.7% 18.6% 9.5% -12.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 954 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 952, in schedule caste is 957 and in schedule tribe is 1015. There are 968 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 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Berhampore

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 10 0 -11 -7
2011 954 952 957 1015 968
2001 946 942 957 1026 975

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Berhampore

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gobindapur 1190 Ajodhya Nagar (P) 986
Chak Dangapara 1114 Goaljan 983
Char Panchananpur 1083 Chaltia 979
Jhanjha 1072 Sibdanga Badarpur 969
Purbagopinathpur 1068 Gora Bazar 967
Chak Chandpara 1063 Gopjan 964
Tikiapara 1060 Kasim Bazar 961
Mukundapur 1058 Haridasmati 950
Gangadharpur 1048 Banjetia 948
Gar Baharampur (P) 1030

Literacy

Total about 2.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.5 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Berhampore is 74%. 77% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Berhampore

Total Male Female
Change 9.8% 7.1% 12.8%
2011 73.5% 76.5% 70.3%
2001 63.7% 69.4% 57.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Berhampore

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gar Baharampur (P) 97 Gora Bazar 97
Nagpara 91 Kasim Bazar 92
Pakuria 90 Sibdanga Badarpur 86
Budharpara 89 Goaljan 86
Diha 85 Chaltia 86
Khili 85 Haridasmati 82
Nialish Para 82 Ajodhya Nagar (P) 81
Kalikapur Kadamkhandi (P) 82 Gopjan 77
Baikunthapur 81 Banjetia 75
Bagmara 79

Workers profile

Berhampore has 35% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 11% female population are working population. 49% 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 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Berhampore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.5% 27.6% 6.9% 65.5%
Male 57.3% 48.5% 8.8% 42.7%
Female 10.7% 5.8% 4.9% 89.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Berhampore

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chhayghari 10.2 Gopjan 9.6
Selamatpur 7.9 Chaltia 5.1
Hati Nagar 7.2 Banjetia 3.4
Purbba Narayanpur 6.8 Sibdanga Badarpur 2.8
Andar Manik 5.7 Kasim Bazar 2.8
Bairgachhi 5.4 Haridasmati 2.1
Rajdharpara 4.7 Goaljan 1.9
Arazi Madhupur 4.6 Gora Bazar 1.8
Kaladanga 4.6 Ajodhya Nagar (P) 1.6
Dadpur 4.6