Bongaon Community Development Block, with population of about 3.8 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the most populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 149 villages in the sub district, among them Khamarkalla is the most populous village with population of about 13 thousand and Kundipur Jalkar is the least populous village with population of 50. Kalupur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 9 km2 and Janipur is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.8 lakh people, among them about 2 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (48%) are female. 50% of the whole population are from general caste, 47% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bongaon community development block is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 91 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bongaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 380,903 189,635 177,503 13,765 37,209
Male 196,487 97,755 91,763 6,969 18,962
Female 184,416 91,880 85,740 6,796 18,247

Most populated Villages in Bongaon

Villages
Name Population
Khamarkalla 12645
Chhaygharia 10891
Kalupur 10413
Purana Bangaon 8265
Chauberia 8039
Kansona 7334
Barakpur 6945
Ichhlampur 6886
Paikpara 6397
Bangangram 6144

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 934 in Muslims are 950.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bongaon

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 380,903 297,755 79,338 1,194 97 47 23 948 1,501
Male 196,487 153,986 40,696 575 63 23 12 480 652
Female 184,416 143,769 38,642 619 34 24 11 468 849

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.9% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 10.6%. General caste population has increased by 10.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 34.4% and child population has decreased by -16.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bongaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.7% 10.3% 9.6% 34.4% -16.5%
Male 10.6% 9.7% 10.1% 33.2% -16.9%
Female 10.9% 11% 9.2% 35.6% -16.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 939 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 940, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 975. There are 962 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 increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bongaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 11 -8 17 10
2011 939 940 934 975 962
2001 936 929 942 958 952

Villages with highest sex ratio in Bongaon

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Kundipur Jalkar 1500
Kalyanpur 1073
Magurkhali 1054
Majdob 1037
Saili 1036
Shialdanga 1014
Pirozpur 1014
Berkrishnapur 1012
Bairampur 1010
Byaspur 1006

Literacy

Total about 2.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.5 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bongaon is 80%. 84% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bongaon

Total Male Female
Change 9.0% 6.5% 11.6%
2011 79.7% 84.3% 74.8%
2001 70.7% 77.8% 63.2%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Bongaon

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Taranipur 94
Janipur 94
Joka 93
Arsali 92
Kharua Rajapur 90
Ghatbaor 90
Gobrapur 89
Bediapota 89
Manikgram Chak 89
Shukpukuria 89

Workers profile

Bongaon has 36% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 12% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bongaon

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.3% 30.4% 5.9% 63.7%
Male 59.4% 53.3% 6.1% 40.6%
Female 11.7% 6.1% 5.6% 88.3%

Biggest Villages in Bongaon

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kalupur 8.8
Chhaygharia 7.5
Bangangram 6.8
Nakful 6.4
Chauberia 6.2
Purana Bangaon 5.5
Manigram 5.2
Sabhaipur 5.2
Bharatpur 4.8
Khamarkalla 4.7