Petua Census Town, with population of 9596 is Baruipur sub district's the 5th most populous census town located in Baruipur sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Petua census town is 1 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 7616 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Petua Ward No 01 and the population of Petua Ward No 01 is 9596.

Nearest railway station is Baruipur which is within the census town. Baruipur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 5 km. District head quarter of the census town is Alipur which is 22 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 25 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 135 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 9596 people, among them 4896 (51%) are male and 4700 (49%) are female. 54% of the whole population are from general caste, 45% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Petua census town is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 2206 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Petua

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,596 5,210 4,366 20 936
Male 4,896 2,656 2,230 10 478
Female 4,700 2,554 2,136 10 458

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 963 in Muslims are 893.

Religion wise population 2011 - Petua

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,596 9,088 373 9 2 0 0 1 123
Male 4,896 4,629 197 5 2 0 0 1 62
Female 4,700 4,459 176 4 0 0 0 0 61

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 73.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5517. Female population growth rate of the census town is 75.8% which is 3.6% higher than male population growth rate of 72.2%. General caste population has increased by 46%; Schedule caste population has increased by 125.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 122.2% and child population has increased by 52.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Petua

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 73.9% 46% 125.2% 122.2% 52.4%
Male 72.2% 43.9% 124.8% 100% 42.7%
Female 75.8% 48.2% 125.6% 150% 64.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 960 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 958 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 19 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 125 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Petua

Total General SC ST Child
Change 19 29 3 200 125
2011 960 962 958 1000 958
2001 941 933 955 800 833

Literacy

Total 6785 people in the census town are literate, among them 3731 are male and 3054 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Petua is 78%. 84% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by -3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Petua

Total Male Female
Change 2.1% -2.3% 6.7%
2011 78.3% 84.4% 72%
2001 76.2% 86.7% 65.3%

Workers profile

Petua has 38% (3621) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 14% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Petua

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.7% 31.2% 6.6% 62.3%
Male 60.3% 51.9% 8.4% 39.7%
Female 14.2% 9.6% 4.7% 85.8%