Memari - I Community Development Block, with population of about 2.2 lakh is Barddhaman district's the 5th most populous sub district, located in Barddhaman district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 111 villages in the sub district, among them Chanchal is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Purbba Shrirampur is the least populous village with population of 280. Chanchal is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Harirambati is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.2 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (49%) are female. 48% of the whole population are from general caste, 37% are from schedule caste and 16% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Memari - I community development block is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 51 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 98% (about 2.1 lakh) live in Memari - I Sub District rural part and 2% (4420) population live in the Memari - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Memari - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 218,425 103,982 79,976 34,467 22,294
Male 110,712 52,996 40,499 17,217 11,297
Female 107,713 50,986 39,477 17,250 10,997

Most populated Villages and Cities in Memari - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Chanchal 11476 Alipur 4420
Palla 6675
Amadpur 5507
Rasulpur 5091
Nimo 4710
Mabarakpur 4465
Chotkhanda 4365
Sanui 4141
Kenna 4116
Mahesdanga 3938

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 18% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 970 in Muslims are 983

Religion wise population 2011 - Memari - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 218,425 172,616 39,882 360 66 26 4 5,297 174
Male 110,712 87,620 20,117 214 35 14 2 2,630 80
Female 107,713 84,996 19,765 146 31 12 2 2,667 94

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.3% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 10%. General caste population has increased by 4.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.5% and child population has decreased by -16.4% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.2% 4.7% 18.6% 9.5% -16.4%
Male 10% 4% 19% 9.8% -16.1%
Female 10.3% 5.4% 18.1% 9.1% -16.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 973 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 975 and in schedule tribe is 1002. There are 973 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Memari - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 12 -7 -7 -8
2011 973 962 975 1002 973
2001 970 950 982 1009 981

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Memari - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Dharmma Simla 1105 Alipur 967
Iswampur 1089
Maglampur 1086
Telsara 1085
Shyamnagar 1084
Talchini 1060
Palta 1052
Benapur 1037
Katapur 1033
Durgadanga 1030

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 80 thousand are male and about 65 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Memari - I is 74%. 81% of male and 67% 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 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Memari - I

Total Male Female
Change 7.7% 5.3% 10.1%
2011 74.1% 80.9% 67.1%
2001 66.4% 75.6% 57%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Memari - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pingur 87 Alipur 82
Baidyadanga 87
Jotkanu 87
Bahara 86
Hingalgaria 86
Mallikpur 86
Sitarambati 86
Sahanagar 85
Hatbaksa 85
Taharpur 85

Workers profile

Memari - I has 46% (about 100 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 29% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Memari - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.7% 34.2% 11.5% 54.3%
Male 61.9% 49.7% 12.2% 38.1%
Female 29% 18.2% 10.8% 71%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Memari - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chanchal 6.4 Alipur 1.8
Amadpur 4.7
Chotkhanda 4.5
Kenna 3.8
Barar 3.6
Palla 3.6
Shimla 3.6
Debipur 3.3
Durgapur 3.2
Sankarpur 3.2