Katwa - I Community Development Block, with population of about 1.7 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 13th least populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 63 villages in the sub district, among them Srikhanda is the most populous village with population of about 18 thousand and Rautara is the least populous village with population of 67. Srikhanda is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 19 km2 and Arangabad is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Panuhat Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.7 lakh people, among them about 89 thousand (51%) are male and about 84 thousand (49%) are female. 67% of the whole population are from general caste, 32% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Katwa - I community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 39 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 96% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Katwa - I Sub District rural part and 4% (6473) population live in the Katwa - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Katwa - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 173,087 115,850 54,731 2,506 20,011
Male 89,087 59,805 28,020 1,262 10,173
Female 84,000 56,045 26,711 1,244 9,838

Most populated Villages and Cities in Katwa - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Srikhanda 18394 Panuhat 6473
Khajurdihi 11580
Karajgram 8800
Bandmura 8074
Sudpur 7328
Kaithan 7101
Churpuni 6256
Gusumba 5276
Ganfulia 5150
Gidhgram 4781

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 70% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 29% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 944 in Muslims are 940.

Religion wise population 2011 - Katwa - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 173,087 121,727 50,909 228 22 3 2 7 189
Male 89,087 62,615 26,240 113 10 2 1 4 102
Female 84,000 59,112 24,669 115 12 1 1 3 87

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 14.4% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 13.2%. General caste population has increased by 13.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 44.5% and child population has decreased by -12.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Katwa - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.8% 13.5% 13.2% 44.5% -12.8%
Male 13.2% 12.9% 12.9% 44.1% -13.5%
Female 14.4% 14.2% 13.6% 45% -12.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 943 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 937, in schedule caste is 953 and in schedule tribe is 986. There are 967 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 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Katwa - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 11 5 7 15
2011 943 937 953 986 967
2001 933 926 948 979 952

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Katwa - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chandrapur 1043 Panuhat 930
Nalahati 1030
Rautara 1030
Elgram 1017
Kalsa 1016
Depara 1013
Nahata 1007
Kalyanbati 1000
Debagram 995
Baghtona 982

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 60 thousand are male and about 48 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Katwa - I is 70%. 75% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Katwa - I

Total Male Female
Change 8.8% 5.6% 12.3%
2011 70.4% 75.4% 65%
2001 61.6% 69.8% 52.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Katwa - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mandalhat 89 Panuhat 83
Char Pataihat (P) 86
Nasipur (P) 85
Paschim Bijnagar 84
Narsana 84
Tikarkhanji 82
Ekaihat 81
Narayanpur 81
Radhakrishnapur 81
Srirampur 81

Workers profile

Katwa - I has 36% (about 61 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 9% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Katwa - I

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.5% 29.7% 5.9% 64.5%
Male 60.7% 52.5% 8.2% 39.3%
Female 8.9% 5.5% 3.4% 91.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Katwa - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Srikhanda 19.4 Panuhat 1
Bandmura 8.5
Gidhgram 8.1
Char Pataihat (P) 6.6
Karajgram 6.4
Churpuni 6.3
Kaithan 5.6
Khajurdihi 4.8
Sudpur 4.7
Puini 4.5