Barasat - I Community Development Block, with population of about 2.9 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 70 villages in the sub district, among them Kadambagachhi is the most populous village with population of 8240 and Saibana is the least populous village with population of 516. Bara (P) is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 4 km2 and Jagannathpur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 12 census towns in the sub district, those are - Nebadhai Duttapukur, Joypul, Chatta Baria, Koyra and Digha Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.9 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (49%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barasat - I community development block is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 68 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 59% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Barasat - I Sub District rural part and 41% (about 1.2 lakh) population live in the Barasat - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barasat - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 294,628 245,056 47,026 2,546 31,333
Male 150,919 125,672 23,966 1,281 16,157
Female 143,709 119,384 23,060 1,265 15,176

Most populated Villages and Cities in Barasat - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kadambagachhi 8240 Nebadhai Duttapukur 25557
Kanthalia 5724 Joypul 16134
Kashimpur 5427 Chatta Baria 12537
Bara (P) 5412 Koyra 11615
Bahera 5369 Digha 8159
Jirat 5337 Chak Barbaria 8088
Mandalganti 5151 Kulberia 6993
Barbaria 4764 Bamangachhi 6824
Pirgachha 4526 Kokapur 6317
Khilkapur 4501 Gangapur 6301

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 55% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 44% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 955 in Muslims are 947.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barasat - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 294,628 163,302 129,870 778 56 115 20 7 480
Male 150,919 83,512 66,695 394 28 64 7 5 214
Female 143,709 79,790 63,175 384 28 51 13 2 266

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 23.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 24.6% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 22.9%. General caste population has increased by 23.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -17.3% and child population has decreased by -3.2% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.8% 23.8% 26.8% -17.3% -3.2%
Male 22.9% 22.9% 26.3% -15.4% -0.8%
Female 24.6% 24.8% 27.4% -19.1% -5.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 952 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 950, in schedule caste is 962 and in schedule tribe is 988. There are 939 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 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 47 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barasat - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 15 9 -44 -47
2011 952 950 962 988 939
2001 939 935 953 1032 986

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Barasat - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jagannathpur 1039 Koyra 1006
Jafarpur 1005 Nebadhai Duttapukur 981
Charkhara 1001 Chak Barbaria 980
Sadarpur 997 Kulberia 974
Maliakur 992 Bamangachhi 968
Ula 990 Gangapur 962
Ariala 990 Chandrapur 961
Ahira 986 Digha 960
Jalsukha 977 Chatta Baria 956
Mandalganti 976 Joypul 947

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barasat - I is 82%. 84% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barasat - I

Total Male Female
Change 8.2% 5.6% 11.0%
2011 81.5% 84.4% 78.4%
2001 73.3% 78.8% 67.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Barasat - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jagannathpur 89 Chandrapur 94
Sadarpur 88 Kokapur 91
Chhota Jagulia 88 Shibalaya 89
Patincha 87 Bamangachhi 89
Khilkapur 87 Nebadhai Duttapukur 89
Charkhara 87 Kulberia 88
Santoshpur 87 Gangapur 86
Babpur 86 Chatta Baria 83
Jirat 86 Digha 82
Maynagadi (P) 86 Chak Barbaria 81

Workers profile

Barasat - I has 35% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 11% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barasat - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.5% 29.8% 5.7% 64.5%
Male 58.6% 51.3% 7.3% 41.4%
Female 11.1% 7.2% 3.9% 88.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Barasat - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bara (P) 3.7 Joypul 5.6
Kashimpur 3.6 Nebadhai Duttapukur 3.3
Barbaria 3.2 Gangapur 2.5
Kanthalia 3.2 Chatta Baria 2.3
Kadambagachhi 3.1 Shibalaya 2.1
Faldi 2.3 Koyra 1.6
Panshila 2.2 Kokapur 1.5
Khilkapur 2.1 Digha 1.4
Chhota Jagulia 2 Bamangachhi 1.4
Naksa 1.9 Chandrapur 0.6