Hijal Village, with population of about 11 thousand is Kandi sub district's the 3rd most populous village, located in Kandi sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Hijal village is 37 km2 and it is the biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 312 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Kandi and distance from Hijal village to Kandi is 10 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Hijal village is 742138.

Demographics

The village is home to about 11 thousand people, among them 5919 (52%) are male and 5561 (48%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Hijal village is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 2713 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Hijal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,480 8,703 2,366 411 1,561
Male 5,919 4,481 1,225 213 789
Female 5,561 4,222 1,141 198 772

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 6.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 6.3% which is 0.2% higher than male population growth rate of 6.1%. General caste population has increased by 11.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -8.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1% and child population has decreased by -22.4% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Hijal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.2% 11.1% -8.2% 1% -22.4%
Male 6.1% 10.5% -7.1% 2.9% -24.5%
Female 6.3% 11.8% -9.3% -1% -20.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 940 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 942, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 930. There are 978 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 54 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Hijal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 2 11 -23 -36 54
2011 940 942 931 930 978
2001 938 931 954 966 924

Literacy

Total 6063 people in the village are literate, among them 3450 are male and 2613 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Hijal is 61%. 67% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 20%. Male literacy has gone up by 18% and female literacy rate has gone up by 23%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Hijal

Total Male Female
Change 20.0% 17.9% 22.3%
2011 61.1% 67.3% 54.6%
2001 41.1% 49.4% 32.3%

Workers profile

Hijal has 35% (3970) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 13% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Hijal

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.6% 26.4% 8.2% 65.4%
Male 54.6% 46.7% 7.9% 45.4%
Female 13.3% 4.8% 8.5% 86.7%