Magrahat - II Community Development Block, with population of about 3 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 78 villages in the sub district, among them Jugdia is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Belaria is the least populous village with population of 85. Harisankarpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 7 km2 and Balbalia is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 8 census towns in the sub district, those are - Shyampur, Magrahat, Dihi Kalas, Dhamua and Nainan Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (49%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 35% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Magrahat - II community development block is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 64 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 72% (about 2.2 lakh) live in Magrahat - II Sub District rural part and 28% (about 86 thousand) population live in the Magrahat - II Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Magrahat - II

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 304,744 199,125 105,460 159 40,189
Male 156,568 102,013 54,472 83 20,543
Female 148,176 97,112 50,988 76 19,646

Most populated Villages and Cities in Magrahat - II

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Jugdia 13579 Shyampur 22024
Harisankarpur 11887 Magrahat 17392
Ramchandranagar 10881 Dihi Kalas 11494
Multi 10215 Dhamua 10055
Barat Kamdebpur 8660 Nainan 6772
Gokarni 8022 Uttar Kalas 6474
Chak Parankanta Khali 7864 Bilandapur 6330
Uttar Radhanagar 6070 Swangrampur 5699
Urel Chandpur 4668
Kuldia 4653

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 50% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 49% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 954 in Hindus are 937.

Religion wise population 2011 - Magrahat - II

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 304,744 148,091 152,412 3,542 29 12 17 0 641
Male 156,568 76,453 77,981 1,767 9 6 7 0 345
Female 148,176 71,638 74,431 1,775 20 6 10 0 296

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.8% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 15.8%. General caste population has increased by 19%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 169.5% and child population has decreased by -5.3% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.3% 19% 11.3% 169.5% -5.3%
Male 15.8% 18.4% 11.1% 167.7% -5.4%
Female 16.8% 19.7% 11.5% 171.4% -5.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 946 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 952, in schedule caste is 936 and in schedule tribe is 916. There are 956 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Magrahat - II

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 10 3 13 1
2011 946 952 936 916 956
2001 939 942 933 903 955

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Magrahat - II

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gobindapur 1050 Magrahat 1012
Parui 1047 Bilandapur 1001
Purbba Ramanathpur 1028 Swangrampur 953
Belaria 1024 Dhamua 946
Kanta Pukuria 1020 Dihi Kalas 946
Dakshin Mukundapur 1019 Shyampur 929
Heria 1016 Nainan 917
Dihi Narayani 1011 Uttar Kalas 914
Panchpara 1008
Abad Ishwaripur 1008

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 91 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Magrahat - II is 77%. 84% of male and 71% 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 - Magrahat - II

Total Male Female
Change 10.2% 5.7% 15.0%
2011 77.4% 83.6% 70.8%
2001 67.2% 77.9% 55.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Magrahat - II

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chak Haranandapur 95 Shyampur 79
Tasrala 92 Dhamua 78
Moukhali 90 Bilandapur 77
Purbba Ramanathpur 88 Nainan 76
Chak Kamal Halder 88 Uttar Kalas 76
Panchpara 88 Magrahat 74
Taldi 87 Dihi Kalas 73
Tapukur 87 Swangrampur 67
Hotar 86
Beramara 86

Workers profile

Magrahat - II has 33% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 11% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Magrahat - II

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.5% 24.5% 8.9% 66.5%
Male 54.9% 43.1% 11.8% 45.1%
Female 10.8% 4.9% 5.9% 89.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Magrahat - II

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Harisankarpur 6.6 Shyampur 7.5
Ramchandranagar 4.9 Dhamua 4.5
Gokarni 4.8 Dihi Kalas 3.2
Jugdia 4.8 Magrahat 3
Dihi Narayani 3.7 Nainan 1.9
Multi 3.3 Swangrampur 1
Chak Parankanta Khali 3.2 Uttar Kalas 0.9
Barat Kamdebpur 3.1 Bilandapur 0.5
Kuldia 3.1
Uttar Radhanagar 2.8