Joka Census Town, with population of 9302 is Thakurpukur Mahestola sub district's the 3rd most populous census town located in Thakurpukur Mahestola sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Joka census town is 1 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 7563 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Joka Ward No 01 and the population of Joka Ward No 01 is 9302.

Nearest railway station is Tollygunge which is 3 km far from here. Thakurpukur Maheshtala is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Alipur which is 4 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 9 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 2110 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11°C.


The census town is home to 9302 people, among them 4645 (50%) are male and 4657 (50%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 32% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Joka census town is 8%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2496 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Joka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,302 6,307 2,953 42 763
Male 4,645 3,096 1,530 19 378
Female 4,657 3,211 1,423 23 385

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1002 in Muslims are 985 and in Christians are 1062.

Religion wise population 2011 - Joka

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,302 7,749 1,165 301 27 6 18 5 31
Male 4,645 3,871 587 146 13 2 10 3 13
Female 4,657 3,878 578 155 14 4 8 2 18

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1003 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1037, in schedule caste is 930 and in schedule tribe is 1211. There are 1019 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.


Total 7803 people in the census town are literate, among them 4053 are male and 3750 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Joka is 91%. 95% of male and 88% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Joka has 39% (3672) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 20% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Joka

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.5% 36.5% 3% 60.5%
Male 58.9% 56.5% 2.4% 41.1%
Female 20.1% 16.6% 3.5% 79.9%