Banshra Census Town, with population of about 30 thousand is Canning - I sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Canning - I sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Banshra census town is 7 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 4100 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Banshra Ward No 01 and the population of Banshra Ward No 01 is about 30 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Canning which is within the census town. Canning is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Alipore. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 30 thousand people, among them about 15 thousand (50%) are male and about 15 thousand (50%) are female. 61% of the whole population are from general caste, 39% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Banshra census town is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 6607 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Banshra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29,521 18,020 11,497 4 3,548
Male 14,814 8,959 5,853 2 1,807
Female 14,707 9,061 5,644 2 1,741

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 58% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 41% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 968 in Muslims are 1028.

Religion wise population 2011 - Banshra

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 29,521 17,208 12,239 30 3 2 1 1 37
Male 14,814 8,744 6,034 15 1 2 1 1 16
Female 14,707 8,464 6,205 15 2 0 0 0 21

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 17.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 19.1% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 15.9%. General caste population has increased by 24.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -55.6% and child population has decreased by -10.2% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Banshra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.5% 24.5% 7.9% -55.6% -10.2%
Male 15.9% 22.9% 6.6% -50% -7.3%
Female 19.1% 26.1% 9.3% -60% -13%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 993 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1011, in schedule caste is 964 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 963 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 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 63 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Banshra

Total General SC ST Child
Change 27 25 24 -250 -63
2011 993 1011 964 1000 963
2001 966 986 940 1250 1026

Literacy

Total about 20 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 11 thousand are male and 9124 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Banshra is 77%. 83% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Banshra

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 4.1% 10.8%
2011 76.7% 82.9% 70.4%
2001 69.4% 78.8% 59.6%

Workers profile

Banshra has 40% (about 12 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 21% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Banshra

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.6% 25.3% 14.3% 60.4%
Male 58.2% 43.1% 15.1% 41.8%
Female 20.7% 7.3% 13.5% 79.3%