Gilarchat Village, with population of about 26 thousand is Mathurapur - II sub district's the most populous village, located in Mathurapur - II sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Gilarchat village is 17 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1552 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Joynagar and distance from Gilarchat village to Joynagar is 20 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Gilarchat village is 743354.

Demographics

The village is home to about 26 thousand people, among them about 13 thousand (52%) are male and about 13 thousand (48%) are female. 60% of the whole population are from general caste, 36% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gilarchat village is 13%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 5399 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gilarchat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25,897 15,632 9,444 821 3,264
Male 13,342 8,039 4,867 436 1,632
Female 12,555 7,593 4,577 385 1,632

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 5.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 7.4% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 4.3%. General caste population has increased by 0.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1072.9% and child population has decreased by -15.9% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gilarchat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.7% 0.1% 7.4% 1072.9% -15.9%
Male 4.3% -1.6% 5.9% 1111.1% -21%
Female 7.4% 1.8% 8.9% 1032.4% -10.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 941 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 945, in schedule caste is 940 and in schedule tribe is 883. 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 increased by 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 121 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gilarchat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 27 32 25 -61 121
2011 941 945 940 883 1000
2001 914 913 915 944 879

Literacy

Total about 17 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 9916 are male and 7472 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gilarchat is 77%. 85% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gilarchat

Total Male Female
Change 9.2% 4.0% 15.1%
2011 76.8% 84.7% 68.4%
2001 67.6% 80.7% 53.3%

Workers profile

Gilarchat has 35% (9058) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 12% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 23% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gilarchat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35% 18.9% 16.1% 65%
Male 56.5% 33.5% 23% 43.5%
Female 12.1% 3.4% 8.7% 87.9%