Minakhan Community Development Block, with population of about 2 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 9th least populous sub district, located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 73 villages in the sub district, among them Mohanpur is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Nimchi Abad is the least populous village with population of 59. Mohanpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and Paitkelpota Abad is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 census towns in the sub district, those are - Balihati and Minakhan Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 1 lakh (51%) are male and about 97 thousand (49%) are female. 60% of the whole population are from general caste, 30% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Minakhan community development block is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 44 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 96% (about 1.9 lakh) live in Minakhan Sub District rural part and 4% (7111) population live in the Minakhan Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Minakhan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 199,084 119,942 60,578 18,564 27,645
Male 101,827 60,931 31,438 9,458 14,097
Female 97,257 59,011 29,140 9,106 13,548

Most populated Villages and Cities in Minakhan

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Mohanpur 12451 Balihati 3637
Chaital 11927 Minakhan 3474
Kumarjol 7967
Atpukur 7717
Uchildaha 6986
Bamanpukuria 6421
Jaygram 5962
Debitala 5744
Taplakushangra 4738
Baukhola 4690

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 52% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 48% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 975 in Hindus are 934.

Religion wise population 2011 - Minakhan

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 199,084 95,091 102,733 1,031 8 10 11 83 117
Male 101,827 49,170 52,026 521 5 7 6 38 54
Female 97,257 45,921 50,707 510 3 3 5 45 63

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18.9% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 16.8%. General caste population has increased by 21.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 5.8% and child population has decreased by -12.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Minakhan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.8% 21.7% 14.6% 5.8% -12.7%
Male 16.8% 20.3% 14% 5.5% -11.8%
Female 18.9% 23.2% 15.3% 6.2% -13.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 955 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 968, in schedule caste is 927 and in schedule tribe is 963. There are 961 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Minakhan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 22 11 7 -21
2011 955 968 927 963 961
2001 938 946 916 956 982

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Minakhan

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Nimchi Abad 1034 Minakhan 934
Chanpali Abad 1032 Balihati 924
Garabad 1025
Simuldaha 1012
Bachhra Abad 1009
Kulsini 1009
Debdol 1008
Phulbari Abad 1002
Kharibiaria 1000
Atpukur 998

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 68 thousand are male and about 55 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Minakhan is 71%. 77% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Minakhan

Total Male Female
Change 12.6% 8.0% 18.0%
2011 71.3% 77.2% 65.2%
2001 58.7% 69.2% 47.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Minakhan

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhatka 91 Minakhan 83
Gar 85 Balihati 71
Behari (P) 84
Kushangra 83
Nimchi 81
Laugachhi Abad 80
Baligari 80
Jaykrishnapur 80
Chutkia Radhanagar 80
Kulsini 79

Workers profile

Minakhan has 34% (about 68 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 12% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Minakhan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.3% 22.9% 11.4% 65.7%
Male 55.9% 40.9% 15% 44.1%
Female 11.8% 4.1% 7.7% 88.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Minakhan

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mohanpur 10.9 Balihati 4.1
Chaital 10 Minakhan 3.1
Uchildaha 7.6
Atpukur 7.2
Kachurhula 4.6
Bamanpukuria 4.5
Jaygram 4.1
Niruli Abad 4
Kushangra 3.9
Hatbhanga 3.6