Panitar Village, with population of about 14 thousand is Basirhat - I sub district's the most populous village, located in Basirhat - I sub district of North Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Panitar village is 12 km2 and it is the biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1121 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Basirhat and distance from Panitar village to Basirhat is 10 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Panitar village is 743292.

Demographics

The village is home to about 14 thousand people, among them 7210 (52%) are male and 6737 (48%) are female. 58% of the whole population are from general caste, 42% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Panitar village is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 3177 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Panitar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13,947 8,026 5,851 70 1,566
Male 7,210 4,150 3,023 37 783
Female 6,737 3,876 2,828 33 783

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 10.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 10.2% which is -1.1% lower than male population growth rate of 11.3%. General caste population has increased by 8.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.8% and child population has decreased by -16.7% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Panitar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.8% 8.4% 12.8% 0% -16.7%
Male 11.3% 8.8% 13.6% 0% -19.4%
Female 10.2% 8% 12% 0% -14%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 934 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 934, in schedule caste is 935 and in schedule tribe is 892. There are 1000 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 63 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Panitar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -10 -7 -14 892 63
2011 934 934 935 892 1000
2001 944 941 949 0 937

Literacy

Total 9190 people in the village are literate, among them 5187 are male and 4003 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Panitar is 74%. 81% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Panitar

Total Male Female
Change 10.7% 8.1% 13.3%
2011 74.2% 80.7% 67.2%
2001 63.5% 72.6% 53.9%

Workers profile

Panitar has 38% (5295) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 15% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Panitar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38% 30.9% 7.1% 62%
Male 59.4% 51.8% 7.6% 40.6%
Female 15% 8.5% 6.5% 85%