Khejuri - I Community Development Block, with population of about 1.3 lakh is Purba Medinipur district's the 4th least populous sub district, located in Purba Medinipur district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 42 villages in the sub district, among them Lakhi is the most populous village with population of about 13 thousand and Chhatna Bari is the least populous village with population of 395. Lakhi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 10 km2 and Srulia Chak is the smallest with 0 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 68 thousand (52%) are male and about 64 thousand (48%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Khejuri - I community development block is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 28 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Khejuri - I community development block live in the Khejuri - I Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Khejuri - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 132,992 115,079 17,744 169 15,925
Male 68,494 59,380 9,029 85 8,273
Female 64,498 55,699 8,715 84 7,652

Most populated Villages in Khejuri - I

Villages
Name Population
Lakhi 13109
Kamarda 11658
Tikashi 10505
Jahanabad 7174
Krishna Nagar 6321
Chingur Dania 6016
Patna 5772
Mohati 4761
Kulta 4576
Herya Atmarampur 4102

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 937 in Muslims are 989.

Religion wise population 2011 - Khejuri - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 132,992 121,175 11,614 45 13 3 3 1 138
Male 68,494 62,551 5,839 22 7 2 2 1 70
Female 64,498 58,624 5,775 23 6 1 1 0 68

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 15.6% which is -0.8% lower than male population growth rate of 16.4%. General caste population has increased by 16.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 76% and child population has decreased by -5.6% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16% 16.2% 14.3% 76% -5.6%
Male 16.4% 16.7% 14.4% 60.4% -3.8%
Female 15.6% 15.7% 14.2% 95.3% -7.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 942 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 938, in schedule caste is 965 and in schedule tribe is 988. There are 925 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 37 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Khejuri - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change -7 -8 -2 177 -37
2011 942 938 965 988 925
2001 949 946 967 811 962

Villages with highest sex ratio in Khejuri - I

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 56 thousand are male and about 48 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Khejuri - I is 89%. 93% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Khejuri - I

Total Male Female
Change 8.2% 4.2% 12.5%
2011 88.9% 93.2% 84.4%
2001 80.7% 89% 71.9%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Khejuri - I

Workers profile

Khejuri - I has 38% (about 51 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 18% female population are working population. 27% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 31% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Khejuri - I

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.3% 15.4% 23% 61.7%
Male 57.1% 26.6% 30.6% 42.9%
Female 18.3% 3.5% 14.8% 81.7%

Biggest Villages in Khejuri - I

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Lakhi 10.5
Tikashi 9.6
Kamarda 8.6
Kamdeb Nagar 7.1
Uttar Kalamdan 5.9
Chingur Dania 5.9
Dakshin Kalamdan 5.7
Krishna Nagar 5.6
Jahanabad 5.5
Patna 5.2