Burwan Community Development Block, with population of about 2.6 lakh is Murshidabad district's the 12th most populous sub district, located in Murshidabad district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 155 villages in the sub district, among them Barwan is the most populous village with population of 8974 and Chak Palasi is the least populous village with population of 63. Kunnarun is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 23 km2 and Rameswarpur is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.6 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (49%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Burwan community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 61 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Burwan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 257,466 191,413 63,098 2,955 32,063
Male 132,439 98,698 32,264 1,477 16,487
Female 125,027 92,715 30,834 1,478 15,576

Most populated Villages in Burwan

Villages
Name Population
Barwan 8974
Jhikarhati 8163
Panch Thupi 7956
Badua 7051
Sundarpur 6093
Majlishpur 4779
Kundal 4584
Satitara 4325
Kuli 3920
Kurulia 3915

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 57% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 43% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 942 in Muslims are 947.

Religion wise population 2011 - Burwan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 257,466 146,140 110,861 155 13 14 62 1 220
Male 132,439 75,261 56,948 76 7 5 30 1 111
Female 125,027 70,879 53,913 79 6 9 32 0 109

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 14.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 14.8% which is 0.1% higher than male population growth rate of 14.7%. General caste population has increased by 14.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.4% and child population has decreased by -11.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Burwan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.7% 14.3% 15.7% 25.4% -11.3%
Male 14.7% 14.4% 15.4% 24.5% -10%
Female 14.8% 14.2% 16.1% 26.2% -12.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 944 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 939, in schedule caste is 956 and in schedule tribe is 1001. There are 945 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 decreased by 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 28 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Burwan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 -2 6 14 -28
2011 944 939 956 1001 945
2001 944 941 950 987 973

Villages with highest sex ratio in Burwan

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Kakra 1534
Talbona 1113
Padmalabhbati 1112
Chak Palasi 1100
Faridpur 1095
Bansbere 1094
Samatari 1063
Mudda 1046
Mandra 1043
Raniara Masadda 1038

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 87 thousand are male and about 69 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Burwan is 69%. 75% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Burwan

Total Male Female
Change 9.9% 6.7% 13.4%
2011 69% 75% 62.6%
2001 59.1% 68.3% 49.2%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Burwan

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Salpa 96
Panpara 89
Margram 88
Kalikapur 88
Saheb Nagar 86
Rayhat 85
Kantur 85
Andi 84
Gouri Nagar 84
Durajjay Palsa 83

Workers profile

Burwan has 33% (about 85 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 7% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Burwan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.8% 22.9% 10% 67.2%
Male 57.5% 41.7% 15.8% 42.5%
Female 6.7% 2.9% 3.8% 93.3%

Biggest Villages in Burwan

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kunnarun 23.3
Jhikarhati 9.6
Barwan 8
Panch Thupi 6.5
Mahishgram 4.7
Majlishpur 4.5
Maliandi 4.5
Jaohari 4.4
Kharjjuna 4.4
Srihatti 4.3