Chaital Village, with population of about 12 thousand is Minakhan sub district's the 2nd most populous village, located in Minakhan sub district of North Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Chaital village is 10 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1197 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Basirhat and distance from Chaital village to Basirhat is 40 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Chaital village is 743456.

Demographics

The village is home to about 12 thousand people, among them 6115 (51%) are male and 5812 (49%) are female. 46% of the whole population are from general caste, 43% are from schedule caste and 11% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chaital village is 14%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2622 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chaital

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,927 5,519 5,107 1,301 1,641
Male 6,115 2,807 2,632 676 813
Female 5,812 2,712 2,475 625 828

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 31.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9055. Female population growth rate of the village is 34% which is 4.4% higher than male population growth rate of 29.6%. General caste population has increased by 31%; Schedule caste population has increased by 31.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 34.3% and child population has decreased by -4.5% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chaital

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.7% 31% 31.9% 34.3% -4.5%
Male 29.6% 27.6% 30.2% 36% -10.9%
Female 34% 34.7% 33.8% 32.4% 2.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 950 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 966, in schedule caste is 940 and in schedule tribe is 925. There are 1018 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 31 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 133 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chaital

Total General SC ST Child
Change 31 51 25 -25 133
2011 950 966 940 925 1018
2001 919 915 915 950 885

Literacy

Total 7013 people in the village are literate, among them 3916 are male and 3097 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chaital is 68%. 74% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chaital

Total Male Female
Change 11.5% 6.5% 16.9%
2011 68.2% 73.9% 62.1%
2001 56.7% 67.4% 45.2%

Workers profile

Chaital has 32% (3830) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 9% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chaital

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.1% 21.5% 10.6% 67.9%
Male 53.8% 38.7% 15.1% 46.2%
Female 9.3% 3.4% 5.9% 90.7%