Bhangar - I Community Development Block, with population of about 2.5 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 13th most populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 80 villages in the sub district, among them Tardaha Kapasati is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Kasinagar is the least populous village with population of 539. Tardaha Kapasati is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 17 km2 and Dakshin Gazipur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 census towns in the sub district, those are - Gobindapur, Bhangar Raghunathpur and Maricha Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (49%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhangar - I community development block is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 52 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 2.3 lakh) live in Bhangar - I Sub District rural part and 8% (about 21 thousand) population live in the Bhangar - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhangar - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 249,170 193,725 52,312 3,133 35,693
Male 127,702 99,020 27,091 1,591 18,142
Female 121,468 94,705 25,221 1,542 17,551

Most populated Villages and Cities in Bhangar - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Tardaha Kapasati 11869 Gobindapur 9763
Narayanpur 9107 Bhangar Raghunathpur 6037
Dari Madhabpur 6556 Maricha 4842
Chak Barali 5978
Bodra 5324
Dhara 5231
Erenda 5097
Ghatak Pukur 5048
Satbaria 5019
Chandaneswar 4980

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 67% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 32% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 959 in Hindus are 936.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhangar - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 249,170 80,669 167,892 176 32 28 27 4 342
Male 127,702 41,664 85,682 107 16 15 21 3 194
Female 121,468 39,005 82,210 69 16 13 6 1 148

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 21.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 21.7% which is -0.4% lower than male population growth rate of 22.1%. General caste population has increased by 25.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 0.3% and child population has decreased by -5.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bhangar - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.9% 25.1% 12.8% 0.3% -5.7%
Male 22.1% 25.2% 13.2% 2% -5.2%
Female 21.7% 24.9% 12.4% -1.4% -6.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 951 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 956, in schedule caste is 931 and in schedule tribe is 969. There are 967 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bhangar - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change -3 -2 -7 -34 -11
2011 951 956 931 969 967
2001 954 958 938 1003 978

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Bhangar - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kanjdia 1025 Bhangar Raghunathpur 996
Harispur 1022 Maricha 971
Badi 1015 Gobindapur 956
Dakshin Rajapur 1011
Binarat 1009
Tardaha Kapasati 991
Kashia Danga 988
Hogaldara 979
Kashinathpur 978
Bakri 975

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 84 thousand are male and about 69 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhangar - I is 72%. 77% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bhangar - I

Total Male Female
Change 11.5% 7.4% 15.8%
2011 72.1% 77% 66.8%
2001 60.6% 69.6% 51%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Bhangar - I

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Dharmatala 89 Maricha 75
Dakshin Gazipur 88 Bhangar Raghunathpur 74
Dakshin Narikel Beria 88 Gobindapur 72
Kalikapur 86
Phulbari Bamunia 85
Debipur 83
Serpur 82
Jhungri 81
Hogaldara 80
Chandipur 80

Workers profile

Bhangar - I has 33% (about 82 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 9% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bhangar - I

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.8% 26.5% 6.3% 67.2%
Male 55.2% 47.2% 8% 44.8%
Female 9.1% 4.7% 4.5% 90.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bhangar - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tardaha Kapasati 17.2 Gobindapur 2.2
Narayanpur 5.3 Bhangar Raghunathpur 1.5
Gangapur 5.2 Maricha 0.8
Satbaria 4.9
Naora 3.2
Madhabpur 3.1
Santra 3.1
Andulgari 3.1
Bodra 3.1
Garanbaria 3