Erashal Census Town, with population of 5332 is Chandipur sub district's the least populous census town located in Chandipur sub district of Purba Medinipur district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Erashal census town is 4 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1422 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Erashal Ward No 01 and the population of Erashal Ward No 01 is 5332.

Nearest railway station is Kamdapasara which is 3 km far from here. Tamluk is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 25 km. District head quarter of the census town is Tamluk which is 25 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town and is 90 km far from here.

Demographics

The census town is home to 5332 people, among them 2641 (50%) are male and 2691 (50%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Erashal census town is 11%, among them 45% are boys and 55% are girls. There are 1143 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Erashal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,332 4,353 975 4 601
Male 2,641 2,157 482 2 271
Female 2,691 2,196 493 2 330

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1021 in Muslims are 981.

Religion wise population 2011 - Erashal

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,332 5,003 321 6 1 1 0 0 0
Male 2,641 2,476 162 3 0 0 0 0 0
Female 2,691 2,527 159 3 1 1 0 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 14.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4641. Female population growth rate of the census town is 15.2% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 14.6%. General caste population has increased by 13.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.7% and child population has decreased by -7.8% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Erashal

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.9% 13.6% 20.7% 0% -7.8%
Male 14.6% 13.2% 20.8% 0% -13.4%
Female 15.2% 14% 20.5% 0% -2.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1019 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1018, in schedule caste is 1023 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 1218 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 135 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Erashal

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 7 -2 1000 135
2011 1019 1018 1023 1000 1218
2001 1013 1011 1025 0 1083

Literacy

Total 4153 people in the census town are literate, among them 2186 are male and 1967 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Erashal is 88%. 92% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Erashal

Total Male Female
Change 7.1% 2.4% 11.6%
2011 87.8% 92.2% 83.3%
2001 80.7% 89.8% 71.7%

Workers profile

Erashal has 33% (1761) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 9% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Erashal

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33% 22.8% 10.2% 67%
Male 57.1% 41.9% 15.1% 42.9%
Female 9.4% 4.1% 5.4% 90.6%