Kolkata District, with population of about 45 lakh is West Bengal's the 10th most populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Kolkata district is 185 km2 and it is the smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 24306 persons per km2.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 45 lakh people, among them about 23.6 lakh (52%) are male and about 21.4 lakh (48%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kolkata district is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 10.2 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

100% population of Kolkata district live in the Kolkata District urban part. Urban population density is 24306 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kolkata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,496,694 4,244,078 241,932 10,684 339,323
Male 2,356,766 2,222,984 128,053 5,729 175,564
Female 2,139,928 2,021,094 113,879 4,955 163,759

Most populated Cities in Kolkata

Cities
Name Population
Kolkata 4496694

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 919 in Muslims are 860 and in Not Stateds are 884.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kolkata

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,496,694 3,440,290 926,414 39,758 13,849 4,771 21,178 1,452 48,982
Male 2,356,766 1,792,575 497,993 19,200 7,327 2,423 10,508 742 25,998
Female 2,139,928 1,647,715 428,421 20,558 6,522 2,348 10,670 710 22,984

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -1.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 45.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 3.2% which is 8.9% higher than male population growth rate of -5.7%. General caste population has decreased by -1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -12%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 8.9% and child population has decreased by -13.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -1.7% -1% -12% 8.9% -13.1%
Male -5.7% -5.2% -15.1% 4.7% -13.3%
Female 3.2% 3.9% -8.1% 14.2% -12.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 908 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 909, in schedule caste is 889 and in schedule tribe is 865. There are 933 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 79 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata

Total General SC ST Child
Change 79 79 67 72 6
2011 908 909 889 865 933
2001 829 830 822 793 927

Cities with highest sex ratio in Kolkata

Cities
Name Sex Ratio
Kolkata 908

Literacy

Total about 35.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 19.3 lakh are male and about 16.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kolkata is 86%. 88% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kolkata

Total Male Female
Change 5.4% 4.5% 6.8%
2011 86.3% 88.3% 84.1%
2001 80.9% 83.8% 77.3%

Cities with highest literacy rate in Kolkata

Cities
Name Literacy Rate %
Kolkata 86

Workers profile

Kolkata has 40% (about 18 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 18% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kolkata

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.9% 35.1% 4.9% 60.1%
Male 59.9% 54.9% 5% 40.1%
Female 17.9% 13.2% 4.7% 82.1%

Biggest Cities in Kolkata

Cities
Name Area (Km2)
Kolkata 185