Matiali Community Development Block, with population of about 1.2 lakh is Jalpaiguri district's the least populous sub district, located in Jalpaiguri district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 27 villages in the sub district, among them Salbari is the most populous village with population of 9115 and Paschim Batabari is the least populous village with population of 297. Nimna Tandu Forest is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 38 km2 and Paschim Batabari is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 3 census towns in the sub district, those are - Mangalbari, Chalsa Mahabari and Matialihat Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.2 lakh people, among them about 60 thousand (51%) are male and about 57 thousand (49%) are female. 41% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 44% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Matiali community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 25 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 1 lakh) live in Matiali Sub District rural part and 13% (about 15 thousand) population live in the Matiali Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Matiali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 117,540 48,129 17,622 51,789 14,127
Male 60,109 25,530 8,874 25,705 7,153
Female 57,431 22,599 8,748 26,084 6,974

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Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 8% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 946 in Muslims are 957 and in Christians are 1051

Religion wise population 2011 - Matiali

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 117,540 91,699 13,022 9,425 70 1,762 11 1,338 213
Male 60,109 47,133 6,653 4,595 42 878 6 696 106
Female 57,431 44,566 6,369 4,830 28 884 5 642 107

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 11% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 9.5% which is -2.9% lower than male population growth rate of 12.4%. General caste population has increased by 23.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1.5% and child population has decreased by -10.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Matiali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11% 23.6% 10.4% 1.5% -10.7%
Male 12.4% 29.1% 9.9% 0.4% -11.1%
Female 9.5% 18% 10.9% 2.7% -10.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 955 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 885, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 1015. There are 975 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has decreased by 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Matiali

Total General SC ST Child
Change -26 -83 9 23 9
2011 955 885 986 1015 975
2001 981 968 977 992 966

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Literacy

Total about 69 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 41 thousand are male and about 29 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Matiali is 67%. 77% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Matiali

Total Male Female
Change 12.6% 9.7% 15.1%
2011 67% 76.8% 56.7%
2001 54.4% 67.1% 41.6%

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Workers profile

Matiali has 43% (about 50 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 32% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Matiali

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.7% 30.7% 12% 57.3%
Male 53.2% 41.1% 12.1% 46.8%
Female 31.7% 19.9% 11.8% 68.3%

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