Katwa - II Community Development Block, with population of about 1.4 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 7th 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 Karui is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Okidattapur is the least populous village with population of 3. Karui is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 15 km2 and Birbegun is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.4 lakh people, among them about 71 thousand (52%) are male and about 66 thousand (48%) are female. 69% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Katwa - II community development block is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 32 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

100% population of Katwa - II community development block live in the Katwa - II Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Katwa - II

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 136,708 94,442 40,303 1,963 15,183
Male 70,588 48,938 20,698 952 7,883
Female 66,120 45,504 19,605 1,011 7,300

Most populated Villages in Katwa - II

Villages
Name Population
Karui 10506
Agradwip 8609
Gazipur 6675
Multi Krishnanagar 5408
Singi 4888
Kuara 4855
Palashani 4761
Chanduli 4617
Auria 3899
Musthuli 3468

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 75% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 24% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 939 in Muslims are 928.

Religion wise population 2011 - Katwa - II

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 136,708 103,099 33,430 96 19 3 6 1 54
Male 70,588 53,162 17,342 45 10 0 5 1 23
Female 66,120 49,937 16,088 51 9 3 1 0 31

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.8% which is -1.6% lower than male population growth rate of 14.4%. General caste population has increased by 11.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 88.6% and child population has decreased by -16.2% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.6% 11.6% 16.3% 88.6% -16.2%
Male 14.4% 12.4% 17.1% 90.4% -13.6%
Female 12.8% 10.8% 15.4% 86.9% -18.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 937 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 930, in schedule caste is 947 and in schedule tribe is 1062. There are 926 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 59 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Katwa - II

Total General SC ST Child
Change -12 -13 -14 -20 -59
2011 937 930 947 1062 926
2001 949 943 961 1082 985

Villages with highest sex ratio in Katwa - II

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Islampur 1018
Nawapara 1013
Parasurampur 996
Okarsha 990
Barakhanji 988
Nutangram 987
Paikpara 986
Palashani 975
Chhota Kulgachhi 975
Akhra 974

Literacy

Total about 84 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 47 thousand are male and about 37 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Katwa - II is 69%. 74% of male and 64% 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 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Katwa - II

Total Male Female
Change 9.9% 7.0% 12.7%
2011 69.2% 74.4% 63.5%
2001 59.3% 67.4% 50.8%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Katwa - II

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Mejhiari 88
Khaspur 82
Benga 80
Suagachhi 79
Barakhanji 79
Akhra 79
Nawapara 79
Dona 78
Chhota Meigachhi 78
Gaurdanga 77

Workers profile

Katwa - II has 36% (about 49 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 9% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Katwa - II

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.1% 31.2% 4.9% 63.9%
Male 61.9% 55.5% 6.4% 38.1%
Female 8.7% 5.3% 3.4% 91.3%

Biggest Villages in Katwa - II

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Karui 15.3
Agradwip 13.4
Palashani 8
Multi Krishnanagar 7
Kalikapur 6.1
Auria 5.5
Singi 5.4
Postgram 4.7
Kurchi 3.7
Panjoa 3.6