Sonarpur Community Development Block, with population of about 2.2 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 11th least populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 65 villages in the sub district, among them Bhagabanpur is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Goalapota is the least populous village with population of 188. Tardaha is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 8 km2 and Chak Kolarkhal is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 7 census towns in the sub district, those are - Ramchandrapur, Sahebpur, Danga, Radhanagar and Kalikapur Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.2 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (49%) are female. 45% of the whole population are from general caste, 53% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sonarpur community development block is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 52 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 80% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Sonarpur Sub District rural part and 20% (about 44 thousand) population live in the Sonarpur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sonarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 219,863 99,844 116,950 3,069 22,880
Male 112,238 50,881 59,787 1,570 11,641
Female 107,625 48,963 57,163 1,499 11,239

Most populated Villages and Cities in Sonarpur

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bhagabanpur 11177 Ramchandrapur 8196
Banhugli 11103 Sahebpur 7109
Joykrishnapur Chairi 6436 Danga 6766
Khurigochhi 6023 Radhanagar 6675
Mali Pukuria 5858 Kalikapur 5860
Tardaha 4706 Chak Baria 4914
Mathurapur 4460 Bidyadharpur 4630
Atghara 4284
Ranabhutia 4196
Baruli 4152

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 958 in Muslims are 961 and in Christians are 967.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sonarpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 219,863 179,174 34,989 3,562 80 60 27 34 1,937
Male 112,238 91,528 17,843 1,811 48 33 12 17 946
Female 107,625 87,646 17,146 1,751 32 27 15 17 991

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 31.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 32.3% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 30.4%. General caste population has increased by 47.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.4% and child population has increased by 6.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sonarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.3% 47.5% 20.5% 14.4% 6.2%
Male 30.4% 45.8% 20% 16.2% 5.2%
Female 32.3% 49.3% 21.1% 12.5% 7.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 959 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 962, in schedule caste is 956 and in schedule tribe is 955. There are 965 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 increased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sonarpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 22 9 -31 17
2011 959 962 956 955 965
2001 945 940 947 986 948

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Sonarpur

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kustia 1072 Bidyadharpur 990
Radhaballavpur 1062 Radhanagar 978
Arapanch 1027 Kalikapur 968
Chak Kolarkhal 1025 Ramchandrapur 957
Kharki 1025 Sahebpur 952
Langalber 1016 Chak Baria 950
Joyenpur 1006 Danga 931
Natagachhi 1004
Atghara 1003
Bhabanipur 997

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 86 thousand are male and about 71 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sonarpur is 80%. 86% of male and 73% 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 - Sonarpur

Total Male Female
Change 9.0% 5.7% 12.3%
2011 79.7% 85.6% 73.4%
2001 70.7% 79.9% 61.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Sonarpur

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jaynagar 93 Ramchandrapur 92
Raghabpur 91 Kalikapur 83
Ranabhutia 90 Danga 82
Gobindapur 89 Chak Baria 80
Mali Pukuria 88 Sahebpur 79
Langalber 88 Bidyadharpur 74
Palghat 87 Radhanagar 72
Bamangachhi 87
Srirampur 87
Jafarpur 86

Workers profile

Sonarpur has 37% (about 82 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 15% female population are working population. 50% 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 - Sonarpur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.4% 29.7% 7.6% 62.6%
Male 59% 49.8% 9.3% 41%
Female 14.8% 8.8% 5.9% 85.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sonarpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tardaha 7.9 Radhanagar 5.3
Bhagabanpur 5.7 Kalikapur 2.6
Raypur 4.6 Sahebpur 2.1
Samukpota 3.9 Danga 1.8
Tihuria 3.9 Ramchandrapur 1.6
Banhugli 3.8 Chak Baria 1.6
Sangur 3.3 Bidyadharpur 1.1
Baruli 3.1
Kghodhati 3.1
Natagachhi 3