Katakhali Village, with population of 1235 is Gaighata sub district's the 20th least populous village, located in Gaighata sub district of North Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Katakhali village is 1 km2 and it is the 19th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1165 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Gobardanga and distance from Katakhali village to Gobardanga is 14 km. Pin code of Katakhali village is 743245.

Demographics

The village is home to 1235 people, among them 596 (48%) are male and 639 (52%) are female. 56% of the whole population are from general caste, 44% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Katakhali village is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 297 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Katakhali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,235 686 542 7 111
Male 596 330 261 5 57
Female 639 356 281 2 54

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 6.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1156. Female population growth rate of the village is 14.9% which is 15.6% higher than male population growth rate of -0.7%. General caste population has increased by 9.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 2.8% and child population has decreased by -13.3% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Katakhali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.8% 9.1% 2.8% 0% -13.3%
Male -0.7% 2.5% -6.1% 0% -16.2%
Female 14.9% 16% 12.9% 0% -10%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1072 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1079, in schedule caste is 1077 and in schedule tribe is 400. There are 947 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 145 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 65 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Katakhali

Total General SC ST Child
Change 145 126 181 400 65
2011 1072 1079 1077 400 947
2001 927 953 896 0 882

Literacy

Total 866 people in the village are literate, among them 426 are male and 440 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Katakhali is 77%. 79% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -6%. Male literacy has gone down by -12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Katakhali

Total Male Female
Change -5.6% -12.2% 1.8%
2011 77% 79% 75.2%
2001 82.6% 91.2% 73.4%

Workers profile

Katakhali has 50% (615) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 64% male and 37% female population are working population. 62% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 36% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Katakhali

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.8% 48.6% 1.2% 50.2%
Male 63.8% 62.4% 1.3% 36.2%
Female 36.8% 35.7% 1.1% 63.2%