Matialihat Census Town, with population of 4215 is Matiali sub district's the least populous census town located in Matiali sub district of Jalpaiguri district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Matialihat census town is 0 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 13597 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Matialihat Ward No 01 and the population of Matialihat Ward No 01 is 4215.

Nearest railway station is Chalsa which is 6 km far from here. Matiali is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 6 km. District head quarter of the census town is Jalpaiguri which is 63 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 682 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 3600 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 4215 people, among them 2200 (52%) are male and 2015 (48%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Matialihat census town is 9%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 910 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Matialihat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,215 3,915 192 108 398
Male 2,200 2,035 104 61 217
Female 2,015 1,880 88 47 181

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 933 in Muslims are 856 and in Buddhists are 1033.

Religion wise population 2011 - Matialihat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,215 3,241 876 29 1 61 1 1 5
Male 2,200 1,677 472 17 1 30 0 1 2
Female 2,015 1,564 404 12 0 31 1 0 3

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -27.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5794. Female population growth rate of the census town is -26.6% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of -27.8%. General caste population has decreased by -12.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -78%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -76.4% and child population has decreased by -43.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Matialihat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -27.3% -12.3% -78% -76.4% -43.9%
Male -27.8% -13.7% -77.7% -72.6% -40.7%
Female -26.6% -10.7% -78.3% -80% -47.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 916 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 924, in schedule caste is 846 and in schedule tribe is 770. There are 834 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 103 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Matialihat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 30 -23 -284 -103
2011 916 924 846 770 834
2001 902 894 869 1054 937

Literacy

Total 3253 people in the census town are literate, among them 1779 are male and 1474 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Matialihat is 85%. 90% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Matialihat

Total Male Female
Change 8.0% 4.2% 12.4%
2011 85.2% 89.7% 80.4%
2001 77.2% 85.5% 68%

Workers profile

Matialihat has 33% (1401) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 12% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Matialihat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.2% 29.8% 3.4% 66.8%
Male 53% 48.9% 4.1% 47%
Female 11.7% 9.1% 2.6% 88.3%