Rajarhat Community Development Block, with population of about 1.9 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 7th least populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 30 villages in the sub district, among them Patharghata is the most populous village with population of 8039 and Umarhati is the least populous village with population of 779. Patharghata is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Arbelia is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 9 census towns in the sub district, those are - Ghuni, Rekjuani, Sulanggari, Bishnupur and Raigachhi Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.9 lakh people, among them about 98 thousand (51%) are male and about 92 thousand (49%) are female. 64% of the whole population are from general caste, 35% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajarhat community development block is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 43 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 53% (about 1 lakh) live in Rajarhat Sub District urban part and 47% (about 90 thousand) population live in the Rajarhat Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajarhat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 189,893 122,168 66,551 1,174 22,003
Male 97,623 62,822 34,209 592 11,369
Female 92,270 59,346 32,342 582 10,634

Most populated Villages and Cities in Rajarhat

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Patharghata 8039 Ghuni 24249
Mahishgot 7224 Rekjuani 16553
Chakpachuria 5024 Sulanggari 13496
Bagdobamachhi Bhanga 4483 Bishnupur 12660
Tarulia 4278 Raigachhi 8245
Thakdari 4247 Jatragachhi 6890
Baligari 4193 Chandapur Champagachhi 6431
Mahammadpur 4141 Bhatenda 6349
Sikharpur 3941 Basina 5413
Mobarekpur 3628

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 59% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 40% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 944 in Muslims are 945.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajarhat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 189,893 112,824 75,753 696 87 88 21 8 416
Male 97,623 58,038 38,948 357 43 51 8 5 173
Female 92,270 54,786 36,805 339 44 37 13 3 243

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 30.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 31.5% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 29.8%. General caste population has increased by 32.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.2% and child population has increased by 6.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajarhat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30.6% 32.5% 27.4% 25.2% 6.2%
Male 29.8% 31.5% 27.3% 7.6% 7.7%
Female 31.5% 33.6% 27.6% 50% 4.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 945 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 945, in schedule caste is 945 and in schedule tribe is 983. There are 935 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 decreased by 27 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajarhat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 15 2 278 -27
2011 945 945 945 983 935
2001 933 930 943 705 962

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Rajarhat

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Umarhati 1045 Chandapur Champagachhi 973
Ganragari 1020 Rekjuani 967
Jagadishpur 1018 Bhatenda 965
Kalaberia 1016 Raigachhi 965
Chhapna 974 Bishnupur 956
Akandakeshari 970 Basina 953
Mahishgot 965 Jatragachhi 937
Hudarait 964 Sulanggari 934
Chakpachuria 959 Ghuni 922
Patharghata 956

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 75 thousand are male and about 64 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajarhat is 83%. 87% of male and 79% 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 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajarhat

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 6.0% 11.8%
2011 83.1% 87.3% 78.8%
2001 74.4% 81.3% 67%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Rajarhat

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Umarhati 90 Bhatenda 93
Mahishgot 89 Sulanggari 89
Arbelia 88 Rekjuani 87
Kadampukur 88 Bishnupur 84
Bagu 87 Basina 83
Mobarekpur 87 Jatragachhi 82
Tarulia 86 Ghuni 81
Kalaberia 86 Chandapur Champagachhi 80
Sikharpur 86 Raigachhi 78
Chhota Chanpur 86

Workers profile

Rajarhat has 33% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 9% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajarhat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.5% 30.5% 3% 66.5%
Male 56.3% 51.9% 4.3% 43.7%
Female 9.4% 7.7% 1.7% 90.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rajarhat

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Patharghata 5.7 Rekjuani 6.3
Chakpachuria 3.8 Ghuni 3.9
Bagdobamachhi Bhanga 3 Bishnupur 3.9
Thakdari 2.5 Jatragachhi 2.9
Sikharpur 2.3 Chandapur Champagachhi 2.1
Hudarait 2.2 Raigachhi 1.6
Jagadishpur 1.9 Basina 1.3
Jamalpara 1.8 Bhatenda 1.1
Nawabad 1.7 Sulanggari 1
Kadampukur 1.7