Kolkata Ward No 42, with population of about 22 thousand is Kolkata city's the 39th least populous ward, located in Kolkata district of the state West Bengal in India.

Demographics

The ward is home to about 22 thousand people, among them about 16 thousand (73%) are male and 5919 (27%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kolkata Ward No 42 is 5%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 3749 households in the ward and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kolkata Ward No 42

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21,746 21,410 320 16 1,018
Male 15,827 15,613 202 12 563
Female 5,919 5,797 118 4 455

Growth of population

Population of the ward has decreased by -16.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 26 thousand. Female population growth rate of the ward is -32.2% which is -23.5% lower than male population growth rate of -8.7%. General caste population has decreased by -14.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -60.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -92.7% and child population has decreased by -41.8% in the ward since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata Ward No 42

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -16.6% -14.5% -60.8% -92.7% -41.8%
Male -8.7% -5.8% -64.6% -94% -38.2%
Female -32.2% -31.5% -52% -80% -45.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 374 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 371, in schedule caste is 584 and in schedule tribe is 333. There are 808 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the ward. Overall sex ratio in the ward has decreased by 130 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 112 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata Ward No 42

Total General SC ST Child
Change -130 -140 152 232 -112
2011 374 371 584 333 808
2001 504 511 432 101 920

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the ward are literate, among them about 11 thousand are male and 4867 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kolkata WARD NO.-0042 is 75%. 70% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the ward has decreased by -8%. Male literacy has gone down by -15% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata Ward No 42

Total Male Female
Change -8.4% -14.6% 8.1%
2011 75% 70% 89.1%
2001 83.4% 84.6% 81%

Workers profile

Kolkata WARD NO.-0042 has 63% (about 14 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 78% male and 25% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 23% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kolkata Ward No 42

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 63.3% 42.5% 20.8% 36.7%
Male 77.5% 54.8% 22.7% 22.5%
Female 25.3% 9.7% 15.7% 74.7%