South Twenty Four Parganas District Urban Part, with population of about 20.9 lakh is West Bengal's the 6th most urban populous district, located in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of South Twenty Four Parganas district urban part is 419 km2 and it is the 4th biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 4986 persons per km2. There are 21 sub districts in the district, among them Canning - I Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 1.2 lakh and Diamond Harbour - II Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of 4993.

There are 7 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Maheshtala, Rajpur Sonarpur, Budge Budge, Baruipur and Diamond Harbour Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 20.9 lakh people, among them about 10.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 10.2 lakh (49%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of South Twenty Four Parganas district urban part is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.8 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of South Twenty Four Parganas district urban part is 4986 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - South Twenty Four Parganas

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,087,773 1,678,951 401,735 7,087 219,264
Male 1,064,559 855,738 205,180 3,641 112,054
Female 1,023,214 823,213 196,555 3,446 107,210

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 65% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 965 in Muslims are 952.

Religion wise population 2011 - South Twenty Four Parganas

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,087,773 1,347,846 715,414 11,520 1,728 1,722 398 285 8,860
Male 1,064,559 685,796 366,431 5,701 899 855 207 154 4,516
Female 1,023,214 662,050 348,983 5,819 829 867 191 131 4,344

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 92.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 10.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 97.3% which is 9.8% higher than male population growth rate of 87.5%. General caste population has increased by 86.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 124%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 27.5% and child population has increased by 83.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - South Twenty Four Parganas

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 92.2% 86.3% 124% 27.5% 83.8%
Male 87.5% 81.2% 121.3% 27.1% 83.6%
Female 97.3% 91.8% 126.9% 28% 83.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 961 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 946. There are 957 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 48 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - South Twenty Four Parganas

Total General SC ST Child
Change 48 53 24 6 2
2011 961 962 958 946 957
2001 913 909 934 940 955

Literacy

Total about 15.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 8.3 lakh are male and about 7.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of South Twenty Four Parganas is 83%. 87% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - South Twenty Four Parganas

Total Male Female
Change 2.9% 1.4% 4.7%
2011 82.7% 86.8% 78.4%
2001 79.8% 85.4% 73.7%

Workers profile

South Twenty Four Parganas has 36% (about 7.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 14% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - South Twenty Four Parganas

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.4% 29.2% 7.2% 63.6%
Male 57.5% 49% 8.5% 42.5%
Female 14.4% 8.6% 5.8% 85.6%