Thakurpukur Mahestola Community Development Block, with population of about 1.8 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 33 villages in the sub district, among them Rasapunja is the most populous village with population of 8036 and Naoabad is the least populous village with population of 571. Rasapunja is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Krishnarampur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 9 census towns in the sub district, those are - Chata Kalikapur, Kalua, Joka, Rameswarpur and Samali Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 89 thousand (51%) are male and about 87 thousand (49%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 34% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thakurpukur Mahestola community development block is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 42 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 51% (about 90 thousand) live in Thakurpukur Mahestola Sub District rural part and 49% (about 86 thousand) population live in the Thakurpukur Mahestola Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thakurpukur Mahestola

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 176,203 115,326 60,372 505 18,079
Male 89,152 57,947 30,943 262 9,219
Female 87,051 57,379 29,429 243 8,860

Most populated Villages and Cities in Thakurpukur Mahestola

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Rasapunja 8036 Chata Kalikapur 24985
Purba Barisha 5965 Kalua 15735
Chak Thakurani 5891 Joka 9302
Sarsuna 5563 Rameswarpur 7200
Chak Rajumolla 5308 Samali 7180
Khanberia 4682 Asuti 6272
Banagram 4098 Ramchandrapur 6252
Sonamukhi 3670 Ganye Gangadharpur 5210
Krishnanagar 3383 Hanspukuria 3887
Kalagachhia 3020

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 67% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 27% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 973 in Muslims are 969 and in Christians are 1053.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thakurpukur Mahestola

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 176,203 118,615 46,945 9,954 165 172 40 60 252
Male 89,152 60,112 23,843 4,848 86 85 22 33 123
Female 87,051 58,503 23,102 5,106 79 87 18 27 129

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 28.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 31.1% which is 4.7% higher than male population growth rate of 26.4%. General caste population has increased by 37.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 359.1% and child population has increased by 10.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thakurpukur Mahestola

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.7% 37.7% 13.9% 359.1% 10.9%
Male 26.4% 34.3% 13.3% 359.6% 10.5%
Female 31.1% 41.3% 14.4% 358.5% 11.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 976 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 990, in schedule caste is 951 and in schedule tribe is 927. There are 961 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 35 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thakurpukur Mahestola

Total General SC ST Child
Change 35 49 9 -3 7
2011 976 990 951 927 961
2001 941 941 942 930 954

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Thakurpukur Mahestola

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Purba Barisha 1063 Hanspukuria 1059
Sajnaberia 1062 Kalua 1040
Krishnanagar 1060 Joka 1003
Gopalnagar 1052 Samali 978
Paschim Putiary 1039 Chata Kalikapur 966
Naoabad 1032 Ramchandrapur 959
Jiadargot 1031 Ganye Gangadharpur 946
Haridevpur 1012 Asuti 935
Kalagachhia 1005 Rameswarpur 926
Ramjibanpur 992

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 70 thousand are male and about 62 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thakurpukur Mahestola is 84%. 88% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thakurpukur Mahestola

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 5.9% 11.9%
2011 83.5% 87.9% 79%
2001 74.8% 82% 67.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Thakurpukur Mahestola

Workers profile

Thakurpukur Mahestola has 39% (about 68 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 17% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thakurpukur Mahestola

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.6% 32.9% 5.7% 61.4%
Male 60.1% 53.5% 6.6% 39.9%
Female 16.6% 11.8% 4.7% 83.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Thakurpukur Mahestola

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Rasapunja 5.5 Chata Kalikapur 5.7
Purba Barisha 5 Ganye Gangadharpur 2.7
Paschim Barisha 4.9 Rameswarpur 2.3
Sarsuna 3.4 Samali 2.2
Khanberia 2.4 Kalua 1.8
Haridevpur 1.6 Asuti 1.7
Naoabad 1.3 Hanspukuria 1.6
Sonamukhi 1.3 Ramchandrapur 1.3
Chak Rajumolla 1.2 Joka 1.2
Saupukuria-Sanpukuria 1.2