Basirhat - I Community Development Block, with population of about 1.7 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 59 villages in the sub district, among them Panitar is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Bibidia is the least populous village with population of 31. Panitar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 12 km2 and Byang Pukuria is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 census towns in the sub district, those are - Itinda, Dandirhat (P) and Uttar Bagundi Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.7 lakh people, among them about 88 thousand (51%) are male and about 84 thousand (49%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Basirhat - I community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 38 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 88% (about 1.5 lakh) live in Basirhat - I Sub District rural part and 12% (about 21 thousand) population live in the Basirhat - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Basirhat - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 171,613 148,275 22,070 1,268 21,094
Male 87,717 75,718 11,344 655 10,803
Female 83,896 72,557 10,726 613 10,291

Most populated Villages and Cities in Basirhat - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Panitar 13947 Itinda 8679
Sangrampur 7233 Dandirhat (P) 6387
Gachha 6489 Uttar Bagundi 6027
Akharpur 6204
Kodalia 5896
Gotra 5894
Pipha 5760
Merudandi 4730
Hariharpur 4477
Debhog 4430

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 31% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 961 in Hindus are 948.

Religion wise population 2011 - Basirhat - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 171,613 53,621 117,617 160 23 8 13 0 171
Male 87,717 27,520 59,982 90 20 1 5 0 99
Female 83,896 26,101 57,635 70 3 7 8 0 72

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.1% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 16.2%. General caste population has increased by 16.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 10.9% and child population has decreased by -13% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.2% 16.1% 16.8% 10.9% -13%
Male 16.2% 16% 17.6% 13.5% -12.3%
Female 16.1% 16.2% 15.9% 8.3% -13.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 958, in schedule caste is 946 and in schedule tribe is 936. There are 953 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 decreased by 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Basirhat - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 1 -13 -45 -15
2011 956 958 946 936 953
2001 957 957 959 981 968

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Basirhat - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Goalhati 1519 Dandirhat (P) 966
Dakshin Gulaichandi 1048 Uttar Bagundi 962
Durgapur 1045 Itinda 943
Shankarpur 1027
Prasannakati 1016
Aswathakati 1012
Khidirpore 1006
Debhog 1005
Kathur 1001
Merudandi 1000

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 58 thousand are male and about 50 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Basirhat - I is 72%. 76% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Basirhat - I

Total Male Female
Change 9.8% 6.6% 13.3%
2011 72.1% 75.9% 68.2%
2001 62.3% 69.3% 54.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Basirhat - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chak Kamardanga 94 Itinda 75
Balipur (P) 92 Dandirhat (P) 73
Bibidia 89 Uttar Bagundi 67
Aswathakati 89
Jirakpur (P) 84
Nalkora (P) 84
Par Naihati 83
Merudandi 83
Shripur 83
Biramnagar 82

Workers profile

Basirhat - I has 37% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 14% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Basirhat - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37% 30.7% 6.3% 63%
Male 59% 52.1% 7% 41%
Female 14% 8.4% 5.5% 86%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Basirhat - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Panitar 12.4 Dandirhat (P) 3.4
Gachha 6.1 Uttar Bagundi 2.4
Dhaltitha (P) 5.9 Itinda 1.3
Sangrampur 5.4
Nalkora (P) 4.1
Pipha 4
Gotra 3.4
Merudandi 3.1
Jirakpur (P) 2.8
Goknashri Gobindapur 2.8