Maricha Census Town, with population of 4842 is Bhangar - I sub district's the least populous census town located in Bhangar - I sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Maricha 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 5978 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Maricha Ward No 01 and the population of Maricha Ward No 01 is 4842.

Nearest railway station is South Garia which is within the census town. Bhangar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Alipore which is 35 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 27 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to 4842 people, among them 2456 (51%) are male and 2386 (49%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Maricha census town is 13%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 1042 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Maricha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,842 4,842 0 0 634
Male 2,456 2,456 0 0 310
Female 2,386 2,386 0 0 324

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 975 in Hindus are 895.

Religion wise population 2011 - Maricha

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,842 72 4,751 8 4 1 2 0 4
Male 2,456 38 2,406 4 3 1 2 0 2
Female 2,386 34 2,345 4 1 0 0 0 2

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 19.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4045. Female population growth rate of the census town is 21.2% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 18.3%. General caste population has increased by 19.7% and child population has increased by 1.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Maricha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.7% 19.7% 0% 0% 1.4%
Male 18.3% 18.3% 0% 0% 3.7%
Female 21.2% 21.2% 0% 0% -0.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 971 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 971,. There are 1045 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 45 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Maricha

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 23 0 0 -45
2011 971 971 0 0 1045
2001 948 948 0 0 1090

Literacy

Total 3161 people in the census town are literate, among them 1718 are male and 1443 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Maricha is 75%. 80% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Maricha

Total Male Female
Change 10.9% 6.9% 15.5%
2011 75.1% 80.1% 70%
2001 64.2% 73.2% 54.5%

Workers profile

Maricha has 39% (1886) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 16% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Maricha

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39% 30% 8.9% 61%
Male 61.2% 50.9% 10.3% 38.8%
Female 16.1% 8.5% 7.5% 83.9%