Burdwan - II Community Development Block, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 12th least populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 83 villages in the sub district, among them Saktigar is the most populous village with population of 8432 and Sahapur is the least populous village with population of 3. Samanti is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 8 km2 and Jarur is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 77 thousand (51%) are male and about 76 thousand (49%) are female. 49% of the whole population are from general caste, 39% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Burdwan - II community development block is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 36 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 96% (about 1.5 lakh) live in Burdwan - II Sub District rural part and 4% (6347) population live in the Burdwan - II Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Burdwan - II

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 152,939 75,375 59,322 18,242 15,593
Male 77,276 38,471 29,785 9,020 7,872
Female 75,663 36,904 29,537 9,222 7,721

Most populated Villages and Cities in Burdwan - II

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Saktigar 8432 Gangpur 6347
Hatgobindapur 5823
Barshul 5483
Bamchandaipur 4607
Samanti 4535
Putunda 4409
Ichhlabad (P) 3984
Amra 3700
Palsit 3578
Kandarsona 3362

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 981 in Muslims are 963

Religion wise population 2011 - Burdwan - II

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 152,939 133,679 16,766 101 15 16 3 2,252 107
Male 77,276 67,487 8,541 51 9 7 0 1,133 48
Female 75,663 66,192 8,225 50 6 9 3 1,119 59

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 11.2% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 9.1%. General caste population has increased by 8.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 2.6% and child population has decreased by -13.7% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.1% 8.1% 15.4% 2.6% -13.7%
Male 9.1% 6.6% 14.6% 2.8% -13.9%
Female 11.2% 9.7% 16.2% 2.5% -13.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 979 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 959, in schedule caste is 992 and in schedule tribe is 1022. There are 981 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 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Burdwan - II

Total General SC ST Child
Change 18 26 14 -4 4
2011 979 959 992 1022 981
2001 961 933 978 1026 977

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Burdwan - II

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sahapur 2000 Gangpur 945
Tajpur 1130
Alisha 1113
Nathpur 1095
Sonakur 1084
Naopara 1078
Hatkanda 1062
Totpara 1027
Palsha 1027
Nabastha 1025

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 56 thousand are male and about 46 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Burdwan - II is 74%. 81% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Burdwan - II

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 3.3% 9.0%
2011 74.1% 81.1% 67%
2001 68.1% 77.8% 58%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Burdwan - II

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sadya 94 Gangpur 83
Kadigachha 92
Kusha 90
Shrirampur 89
Alisha 89
Kalyanpur 87
Baje Salepur 85
Gopalnagar (P) 85
Tatkhanda 83
Kanainatshal (P) 83

Workers profile

Burdwan - II has 42% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 23% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Burdwan - II

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42.1% 29.6% 12.5% 57.9%
Male 60.4% 46.9% 13.5% 39.6%
Female 23.3% 11.9% 11.5% 76.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Burdwan - II

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Samanti 7.9 Gangpur 2.8
Karanda 6.8
Hatgobindapur 6.7
Palasi 5.9
Balgana 5.3
Khargram 5.3
Putunda 4.4
Palsit 4.1
Harigram 3.9
Becharhat (P) 3.8