Barasat - II Community Development Block, with population of about 2 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 10th least populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 76 villages in the sub district, among them Matiagachha is the most populous village with population of 8223 and Banubankra (P) is the least populous village with population of 141. Matiagachha is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 5 km2 and Banubankra (P) is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 1 lakh (52%) are male and about 97 thousand (48%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barasat - II community development block is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 42 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Barasat - II Sub District rural part and 6% (about 12 thousand) population live in the Barasat - II Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barasat - II

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 200,918 177,333 21,029 2,556 26,305
Male 104,253 92,022 10,864 1,367 13,445
Female 96,665 85,311 10,165 1,189 12,860

Most populated Villages and Cities in Barasat - II

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Matiagachha 8223 Deara 11994
Gopalpur Chandigar 7204
Mahishgadi 6468
Falti-Banpur 6418
Sasan 5818
Bahira 5127
Chaumuha 4780
Kayemba 4687
Puturi 4536
Jojra 4052

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 26% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 930 in Hindus are 917.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barasat - II

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 200,918 52,105 148,296 220 5 9 7 34 242
Male 104,253 27,177 76,820 124 3 4 3 18 104
Female 96,665 24,928 71,476 96 2 5 4 16 138

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 18.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 19.6% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 18.1%. General caste population has increased by 19.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -12.6% and child population has decreased by -7.6% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.8% 19.5% 18.4% -12.6% -7.6%
Male 18.1% 18.8% 16.6% -8.7% -7.7%
Female 19.6% 20.3% 20.5% -16.8% -7.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 927 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 927, in schedule caste is 936 and in schedule tribe is 870. There are 956 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barasat - II

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 11 31 -85 1
2011 927 927 936 870 956
2001 915 916 905 955 955

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Barasat - II

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Pakdaha 991 Deara 993
Kaipul 989
Tegharia 978
Bil Bheli 976
Chakaminpur 976
Nababpur 969
Sasan 968
Chakshason 965
Baidyapur 963
Falti-Banpur 961

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 74 thousand are male and about 62 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barasat - II is 78%. 82% of male and 74% 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 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barasat - II

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 5.6% 12.3%
2011 77.7% 81.5% 73.6%
2001 69% 75.9% 61.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Barasat - II

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Dugdhia 92 Deara 71
Bonkanda 90
Kirttipur 89
Kachua 89
Sonatikri 87
Matiagachha 86
Bil Bheli 85
Banaspol 84
Puturi 84
Kamduni 84

Workers profile

Barasat - II has 33% (about 66 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 7% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barasat - II

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.9% 28.1% 4.8% 67.1%
Male 56.8% 50.2% 6.6% 43.2%
Female 7.2% 4.2% 2.9% 92.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Barasat - II

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Matiagachha 4.8 Deara 2.6
Falti-Banpur 4.1
Mahishgadi 3.6
Malrameswarpur 3.5
Sasan 3.4
Shanberiabada 3.2
Puturi 2.9
Krishnapur Madanpur 2.7
Khamar Rameshwarpur 2.6
Kayemba 2.6