Magrahat Census Town, with population of about 17 thousand is Magrahat - II sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Magrahat - II sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Magrahat census town is 3 km2 and it is the 5th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 5759 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Magrahat Ward No 01 and the population of Magrahat Ward No 01 is about 17 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Magrahat which is 1 km far from here. Magrahat is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 1 km. District head quarter of the census town is Alipur which is 42 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 56 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 156.33 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35°C and minimum temperature goes down to 11°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 17 thousand people, among them 8643 (50%) are male and 8749 (50%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Magrahat census town is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 3430 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Magrahat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,392 13,548 3,842 2 2,264
Male 8,643 6,672 1,969 2 1,178
Female 8,749 6,876 1,873 0 1,086

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 28% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1030 in Hindus are 955 and in Christians are 1096.

Religion wise population 2011 - Magrahat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 17,392 4,790 11,501 1,094 2 1 0 0 4
Male 8,643 2,450 5,666 522 2 1 0 0 2
Female 8,749 2,340 5,835 572 0 0 0 0 2

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 18.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 24.2% which is 10.3% higher than male population growth rate of 13.9%. General caste population has increased by 21.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -33.3% and child population has decreased by -4.5% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Magrahat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.8% 21.9% 9.2% -33.3% -4.5%
Male 13.9% 16.2% 6.5% 100% -3.4%
Female 24.2% 28% 12.2% -100% -5.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1012 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1031, in schedule caste is 951. There are 922 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 84 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Magrahat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 84 95 48 -2000 -22
2011 1012 1031 951 0 922
2001 928 936 903 2000 944

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 5936 are male and 5319 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Magrahat is 74%. 80% of male and 69% 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 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Magrahat

Total Male Female
Change 6.7% 2.7% 11.6%
2011 74.4% 79.5% 69.4%
2001 67.7% 76.8% 57.8%

Workers profile

Magrahat has 31% (5359) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 8% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Magrahat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 30.8% 24.4% 6.4% 69.2%
Male 53.5% 44.4% 9.1% 46.5%
Female 8.4% 4.7% 3.6% 91.6%