Matla Census Town, with population of about 32 thousand is Canning - I sub district's the 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 Matla census town is 10 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 3129 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Matla Ward No 01 and the population of Matla Ward No 01 is about 32 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 Alipur. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 32 thousand people, among them about 16 thousand (51%) are male and about 16 thousand (49%) are female. 54% of the whole population are from general caste, 45% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Matla census town is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 7177 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Matla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31,920 17,188 14,513 219 3,564
Male 16,248 8,752 7,384 112 1,860
Female 15,672 8,436 7,129 107 1,704

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 17% 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 969 in Muslims are 993 and in Christians are 485.

Religion wise population 2011 - Matla

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 31,920 25,768 5,506 395 3 1 2 0 245
Male 16,248 13,086 2,763 266 1 1 1 0 130
Female 15,672 12,682 2,743 129 2 0 1 0 115

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 21.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 26 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 22.2% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 20.7%. General caste population has increased by 29.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 47% and child population has increased by 3.1% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Matla

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.4% 29.4% 12.9% 47% 3.1%
Male 20.7% 28.1% 12.6% 60% 6%
Female 22.2% 30.7% 13.3% 35.4% 0.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 965 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 964, in schedule caste is 965 and in schedule tribe is 955. There are 916 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 54 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Matla

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 20 5 -174 -54
2011 965 964 965 955 916
2001 953 944 960 1129 970

Literacy

Total about 22 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 12 thousand are male and 9860 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Matla is 78%. 85% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Matla

Total Male Female
Change 6.3% 3.2% 9.8%
2011 78% 85.2% 70.6%
2001 71.7% 82% 60.8%

Workers profile

Matla has 37% (about 12 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 15% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Matla

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.7% 32.1% 4.6% 63.3%
Male 57.2% 51.4% 5.7% 42.8%
Female 15.5% 12% 3.4% 84.5%