North Barrackpore Municipality, with population of about 1.3 lakh is North Twenty Four Parganas district's the 14th least populous municipality located in North Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of North Barrackpore municipality is 13 km2 and it is the 12th smallest city by area in the district. Population density of the city is 10532 persons per km2. There are 23 wards in the city, among them North Barrackpore Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of 9455 and North Barrackpore Ward No 16 is the least populous ward with population of 2310.

Nearest railway station is North Barrackpore which is within the city. Barrackpore is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Barasat which is 23 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the city and is 26 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 440 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 67 thousand (50%) are male and about 66 thousand (50%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of North Barrackpore municipality is 7%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 33 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - North Barrackpore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 132,806 110,805 20,435 1,566 8,710
Male 66,924 55,693 10,415 816 4,548
Female 65,882 55,112 10,020 750 4,162

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 988 in Muslims are 915.

Religion wise population 2011 - North Barrackpore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 132,806 126,079 5,662 293 226 349 11 15 171
Male 66,924 63,412 2,957 139 118 181 6 11 100
Female 65,882 62,667 2,705 154 108 168 5 4 71

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 7.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 10% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 4.9%. General caste population has increased by 6.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 6.3% and child population has decreased by -10.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - North Barrackpore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.4% 6.5% 12.5% 6.3% -10.7%
Male 4.9% 3.7% 11.4% 8.8% -6.9%
Female 10% 9.5% 13.6% 3.7% -14.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 984 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 990, in schedule caste is 962 and in schedule tribe is 919. There are 915 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 46 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 83 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - North Barrackpore

Total General SC ST Child
Change 46 53 18 -45 -83
2011 984 990 962 919 915
2001 938 937 944 964 998

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 60 thousand are male and about 57 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of North Barrackpore is 94%. 96% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - North Barrackpore

Total Male Female
Change 3.4% 2.3% 4.8%
2011 93.9% 95.9% 91.9%
2001 90.5% 93.6% 87.1%

Workers profile

North Barrackpore has 32% (about 43 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 10% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - North Barrackpore

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.3% 30.4% 1.9% 67.7%
Male 54% 51.3% 2.7% 46%
Female 10.3% 9.2% 1.1% 89.7%