Gosaba Community Development Block, with population of about 2.5 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 15th least populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 50 villages in the sub district, among them Kumirmari is the most populous village with population of about 17 thousand and Mitrapur is the least populous village with population of 1194. Kumirmari is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 20 km2 and Mitrapur is the smallest with 2 km2.

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. 28% of the whole population are from general caste, 63% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gosaba community development block is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 58 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gosaba

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 246,598 68,671 154,584 23,343 27,841
Male 125,910 34,826 79,318 11,766 14,057
Female 120,688 33,845 75,266 11,577 13,784

Most populated Villages in Gosaba

Villages
Name Population
Kumirmari 17451
Chhota Molla Khali 10537
Amlamethi 9298
Satjalia 8757
Manmathanagar 7971
Sadhupur 6992
Lahiripur 6851
Arampur 6618
Taranagar 6572
Bijoynagar 6507

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 953 in Muslims are 995 and in Christians are 1005

Religion wise population 2011 - Gosaba

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 246,598 217,155 21,286 3,200 38 54 29 2,391 2,445
Male 125,910 111,172 10,668 1,596 17 21 15 1,202 1,219
Female 120,688 105,983 10,618 1,604 21 33 14 1,189 1,226

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.8% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 10.5%. General caste population has increased by 16.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.5% and child population has decreased by -18.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gosaba

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.7% 16.3% 7.9% 13.5% -18.5%
Male 10.5% 15.5% 8% 14.1% -19.7%
Female 10.8% 17.2% 7.9% 13% -17.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 959 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 972, in schedule caste is 949 and in schedule tribe is 984. There are 981 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gosaba

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 14 -1 -9 30
2011 959 972 949 984 981
2001 956 958 950 993 951

Villages with highest sex ratio in Gosaba

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Gosaba 1003
Uttar Danga 992
Radhanagar Paschim 990
Arampur 988
Chhota Molla Khali 988
Pathankhali 986
Birajnagar 986
Dulki 982
Mathurakhanda 978
Manmathanagar 973

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 97 thousand are male and about 76 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gosaba is 79%. 86% 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 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gosaba

Total Male Female
Change 10.1% 5.7% 14.6%
2011 79% 86.4% 71.2%
2001 68.9% 80.7% 56.6%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Gosaba

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Jhaukhali 90
Jelepara 87
Lahiripur 86
Luxbagan 85
Hamilton Abad 85
Rangabalia 85
Dayapur 84
Mitrapur 84
Sadhupur 84
Kachu Khali 83

Workers profile

Gosaba has 45% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 29% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 25% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 23% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gosaba

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45% 20.7% 24.3% 55%
Male 60.2% 34.7% 25.5% 39.8%
Female 29.1% 6% 23.1% 70.9%

Biggest Villages in Gosaba

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kumirmari 20.2
Chhota Molla Khali 10.6
Amlamethi 10.4
Manmathanagar 10
Satjalia 9.7
Bally 9.4
Lahiripur 8.5
Sadhupur 8.2
Taranagar 8.1
Mathurakhanda 7.9