Falta Community Development Block, with population of about 2.5 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 12th most populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 129 villages in the sub district, among them Rajarampur is the most populous village with population of 7548 and Amarpur is the least populous village with population of 43. Rajarampur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 4 km2 and Falta is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 census towns in the sub district, those are - Fatepur, Chandpala Anantapathpur, Hasimnagar and Baneshwarpur Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (49%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 24% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Falta community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 57 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 2.3 lakh) live in Falta Sub District rural part and 9% (about 23 thousand) population live in the Falta Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Falta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 249,561 189,198 60,276 87 28,715
Male 127,665 96,615 31,004 46 14,620
Female 121,896 92,583 29,272 41 14,095

Most populated Villages and Cities in Falta

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Rajarampur 7548 Fatepur 8105
Zafarpur 6457 Chandpala Anantapathpur 5286
Basulat 4963 Hasimnagar 5267
Chaluary 4708 Baneshwarpur 4741
Chandideul 4631
Banganagar 4469
Belsingha 4401
Ishwaripur 4127
Mamudpur 4037
Chak Dhanumandal Krishnarambasu 4011

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 65% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 35% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 947 in Muslims are 969.

Religion wise population 2011 - Falta

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 249,561 161,873 87,352 115 60 21 33 3 104
Male 127,665 83,136 44,372 44 27 9 19 1 57
Female 121,896 78,737 42,980 71 33 12 14 2 47

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.4% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 11.8%. General caste population has increased by 13.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.2% and child population has decreased by -3.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Falta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.6% 13.5% 9.8% 19.2% -3.9%
Male 11.8% 12.4% 9.7% 91.7% -2.8%
Female 13.4% 14.6% 10% -16.3% -4.9%

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 958, in schedule caste is 944 and in schedule tribe is 891. 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 14 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 - Falta

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 18 2 -1151 -21
2011 955 958 944 891 964
2001 941 940 942 2042 985

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Falta

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Amarpur 1263 Fatepur 969
Rameshwarbati 1162 Hasimnagar 959
Punya 1037 Baneshwarpur 957
Narayan Tala 1036 Chandpala Anantapathpur 950
Noapukhuria 1024
Katakhali 1023
Badegahara 1017
Mulpunja 1012
Pikhira 1011
Kalagachhia 1008

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 94 thousand are male and about 77 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Falta is 77%. 83% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Falta

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 1.8% 9.2%
2011 77.2% 83% 71.1%
2001 71.9% 81.2% 61.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Falta

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Neoda 95 Fatepur 87
Baldari 92 Hasimnagar 85
Sibpur 91 Baneshwarpur 83
Sri Dharat 89 Chandpala Anantapathpur 77
Rantan 89
Benapur 89
Malaya Harishpur 89
Kotaldanga 89
Ausbaria 88
Purba Daulatpur 87

Workers profile

Falta has 36% (about 89 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 11% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Falta

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.5% 25.7% 9.8% 64.5%
Male 59% 45% 14% 41%
Female 10.9% 5.4% 5.5% 89.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Falta

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Rajarampur 3.7 Chandpala Anantapathpur 3.4
Banganagar 3.1 Fatepur 2.8
Zafarpur 3 Hasimnagar 2.2
Chaluary 2.6 Baneshwarpur 2.1
Chandideul 2.3
Chak Dhanumandal Krishnarambasu 2.3
Debipur 2.2
Gotra 1.8
Dholtikari 1.8
Swet Kalla 1.8