Nagrakata Community Development Block, with population of about 1.3 lakh is Jalpaiguri district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Jalpaiguri district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 33 villages in the sub district, among them Chengmari Tea Garden is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Deana Forest (N) is the least populous village with population of 28. Upper Tendu Forest is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 121 km2 and Nagrakata is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 64 thousand (50%) are male and about 63 thousand (50%) are female. 37% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 49% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nagrakata community development block is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 27 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Nagrakata community development block live in the Nagrakata Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nagrakata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 127,397 47,147 17,626 62,624 16,991
Male 64,133 24,042 8,984 31,107 8,624
Female 63,264 23,105 8,642 31,517 8,367

Most populated Villages in Nagrakata

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 7% population all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 984 in Muslims are 948 and in Christians are 1036

Religion wise population 2011 - Nagrakata

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 127,397 101,798 9,901 9,391 37 2,763 15 3,307 185
Male 64,133 51,304 5,083 4,613 21 1,360 7 1,642 103
Female 63,264 50,494 4,818 4,778 16 1,403 8 1,665 82

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.8% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 9.1%. General caste population has increased by 5.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.2% and child population has decreased by -6.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nagrakata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.9% 5.2% 27.9% 9.2% -6.2%
Male 9.1% 5.2% 28% 7.6% -5.4%
Female 10.8% 5.3% 27.9% 10.9% -7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 986 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 961, in schedule caste is 962 and in schedule tribe is 1013. There are 970 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 increased by 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nagrakata

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 1 0 30 -18
2011 986 961 962 1013 970
2001 972 960 962 983 988

Villages with highest sex ratio in Nagrakata

Literacy

Total about 68 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 39 thousand are male and about 29 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nagrakata is 61%. 71% of male and 52% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nagrakata

Total Male Female
Change 12.8% 10.3% 15.5%
2011 61.3% 70.5% 51.9%
2001 48.5% 60.2% 36.4%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Nagrakata

Workers profile

Nagrakata has 38% (about 49 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 29% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nagrakata

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.1% 27.1% 11% 61.9%
Male 47.1% 35.5% 11.5% 52.9%
Female 29.1% 18.5% 10.5% 70.9%

Biggest Villages in Nagrakata