Bhagawanpur - I Community Development Block, with population of about 2.3 lakh is Purba Medinipur district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Purba Medinipur district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 164 villages in the sub district, among them Mahammadpur is the most populous village with population of 9438 and Parya Chak is the least populous village with population of 15. Mahammadpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 7 km2 and Setka Phali is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 census towns in the sub district, those are - Benudia and Hincha Gerya Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (48%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhagawanpur - I community development block is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 55 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 95% (about 2.2 lakh) live in Bhagawanpur - I Sub District rural part and 5% (about 12 thousand) population live in the Bhagawanpur - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhagawanpur - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 234,432 200,586 33,435 411 28,910
Male 121,301 103,780 17,318 203 14,987
Female 113,131 96,806 16,117 208 13,923

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bhagawanpur - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Mahammadpur 9438 Benudia 6797
Gur Gram 9028 Hincha Gerya 4958
Bibhisanpur 6311
Sar Berya 5903
Kotbar 5737
Narayan Danri 5069
Kakra 4887
Simulia 4733
Betulya Chaklalpur 4653
Nunhunda 3393

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 931 in Muslims are 939.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhagawanpur - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 234,432 201,802 32,389 60 26 4 4 3 144
Male 121,301 104,482 16,700 34 13 2 3 1 66
Female 113,131 97,320 15,689 26 13 2 1 2 78

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 17.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.3% which is -3% lower than male population growth rate of 19.3%. General caste population has increased by 18.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -0.2% and child population has decreased by -4.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhagawanpur - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.9% 18.2% 16% -0.2% -4.1%
Male 19.3% 19.7% 17.6% 1% -4.3%
Female 16.3% 16.7% 14.3% -1.4% -3.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 933 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 933, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 1025. There are 929 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 decreased by 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhagawanpur - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change -24 -24 -26 -25 5
2011 933 933 931 1025 929
2001 957 957 957 1050 924

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhagawanpur - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gobindapur 1235 Benudia 937
Rayganja 1163 Hincha Gerya 934
Parya Chak 1143
Chaitanya Chak 1129
Haripur 1085
Haripur 1083
Tiraipur Jalpal 1075
Gopal Dasbar 1051
Subodhpur 1040
Bhairabi Chak 1019

Literacy

Total about 1.8 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 99 thousand are male and about 82 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhagawanpur - I is 88%. 93% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhagawanpur - I

Total Male Female
Change 7.7% 3.5% 12.0%
2011 88.1% 93.4% 82.5%
2001 80.4% 89.9% 70.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhagawanpur - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chinya Berya 100 Benudia 83
Kotbar 99 Hincha Gerya 83
Kismat Naukabar 98
Bara Chak 97
Sandalpur 97
Tiraipur Jalpal 97
Ram Chak 96
Betulia Bar 96
Srikantapur 96
Bar Kasimpur 96

Workers profile

Bhagawanpur - I has 39% (about 90 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 18% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 26% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhagawanpur - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.6% 17.8% 20.8% 61.4%
Male 57.5% 31.1% 26.5% 42.5%
Female 18.2% 3.6% 14.6% 81.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhagawanpur - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mahammadpur 7.4 Benudia 2.6
Bibhisanpur 5.9 Hincha Gerya 2
Narayan Danri 4.7
Kakra 4.4
Purbba Radhapur 3.2
Sar Berya 3.1
Ilashpur 2.9
Betulya Chaklalpur 2.9
Uttarbar 2.7
Simulia 2.5