Basirhat - II Community Development Block, with population of about 2.3 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 8th most populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 66 villages in the sub district, among them Zafarpur is the most populous village with population of about 15 thousand and Chak Khamarpara is the least populous village with population of 11. Rajendrapur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 14 km2 and Komabad is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 census towns in the sub district, those are - Mathurapur, Raghunathpur (P) and Dhanyakuria Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (49%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Basirhat - II community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 52 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 2.1 lakh) live in Basirhat - II Sub District rural part and 8% (about 17 thousand) population live in the Basirhat - II Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Basirhat - II

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 226,130 200,649 19,794 5,687 27,291
Male 115,735 102,630 10,195 2,910 13,893
Female 110,395 98,019 9,599 2,777 13,398

Most populated Villages and Cities in Basirhat - II

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Zafarpur 15159 Mathurapur 6803
Eojnagar 11051 Raghunathpur (P) 5339
Srinagar 11025 Dhanyakuria 5148
Rajendrapur 10417
Kachua Swarupnagar 8383
Nehalpur 7682
Begampur 6923
Ghona 5763
Chanpa Pukhuria 5738
Sadiknagar 5082

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 70% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 30% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 957 in Hindus are 946.

Religion wise population 2011 - Basirhat - II

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 226,130 67,085 158,514 206 39 16 34 2 234
Male 115,735 34,474 80,978 104 25 11 14 2 127
Female 110,395 32,611 77,536 102 14 5 20 0 107

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.6% which is 0.1% higher than male population growth rate of 16.5%. General caste population has increased by 15.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 22%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.7% and child population has decreased by -11.4% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.5% 15.8% 22% 25.7% -11.4%
Male 16.5% 15.8% 21.5% 23.8% -11.2%
Female 16.6% 15.8% 22.6% 27.7% -11.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 954 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 955, in schedule caste is 942 and in schedule tribe is 954. There are 964 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Basirhat - II

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 0 9 29 -4
2011 954 955 942 954 964
2001 953 955 933 925 968

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Basirhat - II

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ramchandrapur 1057 Mathurapur 958
Farasatpur 1031 Dhanyakuria 950
Amtona 1012 Raghunathpur (P) 939
Arjunpur 1011
Rajapur 999
Joypur Gopmahal 995
Gochharati Bhyabla 989
Nehalpur 988
Rameshwarpur 985
Kripalpur 980

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 83 thousand are male and about 72 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Basirhat - II is 78%. 82% of male and 75% 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 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Basirhat - II

Total Male Female
Change 9.9% 6.7% 13.3%
2011 78.3% 81.7% 74.7%
2001 68.4% 75% 61.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Basirhat - II

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Rameshwarpur 92 Raghunathpur (P) 89
Raharhati 91 Mathurapur 86
Purbba Bibipur 90 Dhanyakuria 86
Karulia 89
Arjunpur 89
Komabad 88
Srikrishnapur 88
Rajnagar 87
Ramnarayanpur 87
Chak Amtona 86

Workers profile

Basirhat - II has 35% (about 78 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 9% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Basirhat - II

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.5% 27.5% 7% 65.5%
Male 58.8% 48.8% 10.1% 41.2%
Female 9% 5.2% 3.8% 91%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Basirhat - II

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Rajendrapur 13.9 Mathurapur 2.1
Tyantra Neora (P) 6.6 Raghunathpur (P) 2.1
Srinagar 6.4 Dhanyakuria 1.5
Eojnagar 6.1
Ghona 3.8
Akipur 3.6
Begampur 3.4
Kachua Swarupnagar 3.3
Jhuruli 3.3
Sadiknagar 3