Haroa Community Development Block, with population of about 2.1 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 12th least populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 90 villages in the sub district, among them Gopalpur is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Serpur is the least populous village with population of 130. Kamarganti is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 13 km2 and Dirghadaria is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 1 lakh (48%) are female. 70% of the whole population are from general caste, 24% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Haroa community development block is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 47 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Haroa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 214,401 151,037 50,636 12,728 27,504
Male 111,080 78,290 26,259 6,531 14,126
Female 103,321 72,747 24,377 6,197 13,378

Most populated Villages in Haroa

Villages
Name Population
Gopalpur 10864
Kamarganti 9555
Khas Balandar 9046
Gobaria Abad 6643
Haripur 6315
Kharupala 6003
Ranigachhi 5947
Mazampur 5556
Atghara 5098
Jampur 4863

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 61% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 39% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 929 in Hindus are 932.

Religion wise population 2011 - Haroa

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 214,401 83,088 131,050 85 15 8 5 1 149
Male 111,080 43,014 67,923 49 8 5 3 0 78
Female 103,321 40,074 63,127 36 7 3 2 1 71

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17.1% which is -0.7% lower than male population growth rate of 17.8%. General caste population has increased by 19.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.1% and child population has decreased by -10.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Haroa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.5% 19.7% 11.7% 16.1% -10.1%
Male 17.8% 20.2% 11.7% 16.4% -9.7%
Female 17.1% 19.1% 11.7% 15.8% -10.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 928 and in schedule tribe is 949. There are 947 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Haroa

Total General SC ST Child
Change -6 -8 -1 -4 -9
2011 930 929 928 949 947
2001 936 937 929 953 956

Villages with highest sex ratio in Haroa

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Goalpukur 1038
Haroa 1014
Kuchhia Mora 1013
Kulti 1009
Samla 996
Kalianai 991
Trimohini 986
Paikpara 981
Puratan Kamarganti 981
Baroj 981

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 76 thousand are male and about 61 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Haroa is 73%. 78% 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 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Haroa

Total Male Female
Change 10.3% 6.4% 14.4%
2011 73.1% 78.1% 67.7%
2001 62.8% 71.7% 53.3%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Haroa

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Jhinkia 89
Behari (P) 88
Khordachandpur 87
Narayanpur 86
Andulia 86
Kalikapur 84
Bhubanpur 82
Pukhuria 82
Sonarhula 82
Latar Bagan 82

Workers profile

Haroa has 34% (about 73 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 10% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Haroa

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.2% 27% 7.2% 65.8%
Male 56.6% 47.3% 9.4% 43.4%
Female 10% 5.2% 4.8% 90%

Biggest Villages in Haroa

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kamarganti 12.8
Gobaria Abad 10.9
Ranigachhi 9.1
Nebutala Abada 5.6
Haripur 5.1
Tentulia Abad 5
Khas Balandar 4.7
Munsi Gheri 4.4
Dhantala 3.6
Gopalpur 3