Farakka Barrage Township Census Town, with population of about 20 thousand is Farakka sub district's the 3rd most populous census town located in Farakka sub district of Murshidabad district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Farakka Barrage Township census town is 4 km2 and it is the 4th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 5439 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Farakka Barrage Township Ward No 01 and the population of Farakka Barrage Township Ward No 01 is about 20 thousand.

Nearest railway station is New Farakka which is 4 km far from here. Farakka is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Berhampore which is 103 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 303 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1355.3 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35.71°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11.71°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 20 thousand people, among them about 10 thousand (52%) are male and 9696 (48%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 33% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Farakka Barrage Township census town is 9%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 4786 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Farakka Barrage Township

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20,126 13,248 6,604 274 1,882
Male 10,430 6,869 3,423 138 995
Female 9,696 6,379 3,181 136 887

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 933 in Muslims are 911 and in Christians are 871.

Religion wise population 2011 - Farakka Barrage Township

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 20,126 18,181 1,697 131 34 30 10 4 39
Male 10,430 9,405 888 70 20 17 6 3 21
Female 9,696 8,776 809 61 14 13 4 1 18

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -8.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 22 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is -8.3% which is 0.9% higher than male population growth rate of -9.2%. General caste population has decreased by -10.4%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -6.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 26.9% and child population has decreased by -34.1% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Farakka Barrage Township

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -8.8% -10.4% -6.4% 26.9% -34.1%
Male -9.2% -11.3% -5.8% 27.8% -31.9%
Female -8.3% -9.5% -7% 25.9% -36.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 929 and in schedule tribe is 986. There are 891 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 62 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Farakka Barrage Township

Total General SC ST Child
Change 9 18 -13 -14 -62
2011 930 929 929 986 891
2001 921 911 942 1000 953

Literacy

Total about 14 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 7907 are male and 6487 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Farakka Barrage Township is 79%. 84% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Farakka Barrage Township

Total Male Female
Change 1.4% 0.8% 2.2%
2011 78.9% 83.8% 73.6%
2001 77.5% 83% 71.4%

Workers profile

Farakka Barrage Township has 36% (7174) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 17% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Farakka Barrage Township

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.6% 30.6% 5.1% 64.4%
Male 52.8% 47.7% 5.2% 47.2%
Female 17.1% 12.2% 5% 82.9%