Magrahat - I Community Development Block, with population of about 2.7 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 8th most populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 78 villages in the sub district, among them Nazra is the most populous village with population of 9552 and Jiol Pukur is the least populous village with population of 4. Lakshikantapur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 5 km2 and Dakshin Bishnupur is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 9 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kalikapota, Uttar Kusum, Sirakol, Usthi and Ghola Noapara Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.7 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (49%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Magrahat - I community development block is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 55 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 2 lakh) live in Magrahat - I Sub District rural part and 24% (about 66 thousand) population live in the Magrahat - I Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Magrahat - I

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 269,494 214,131 55,191 172 38,472
Male 138,152 109,733 28,333 86 19,531
Female 131,342 104,398 26,858 86 18,941

Most populated Villages and Cities in Magrahat - I

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Nazra 9552 Kalikapota 13086
Iyarpur 9238 Uttar Kusum 10716
Serpur 8170 Sirakol 10250
Khela Rampur 6176 Usthi 6230
Deula 5169 Ghola Noapara 6210
Khanpur 5101 Barijpur 5536
Samashat 4829 Uttar Bishnupur 4703
Nainanpur 4711 Bamna 4517
Lakshikantapur 4642 Ajodhyanagar 4409
Bahirpua 4610

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 58% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 40% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 953 in Hindus are 945 and in Christians are 1003.

Religion wise population 2011 - Magrahat - I

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 269,494 108,987 155,770 4,035 83 63 68 10 478
Male 138,152 56,023 79,775 2,014 39 26 30 3 242
Female 131,342 52,964 75,995 2,021 44 37 38 7 236

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 18% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18.9% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 17.2%. General caste population has increased by 19.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 67% and child population has decreased by -0.1% in the sub district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18% 19.9% 11% 67% -0.1%
Male 17.2% 19.2% 9.9% 50.9% -0.2%
Female 18.9% 20.7% 12.2% 87% -0%

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 951, in schedule caste is 948 and in schedule tribe is 1000. 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 increased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Magrahat - I

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 11 19 193 2
2011 951 951 948 1000 970
2001 937 940 929 807 968

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Magrahat - I

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Banspalla 1036 Ajodhyanagar 1029
Sibpur 1017 Sirakol 977
Haripur 1015 Usthi 963
Chak Jaydi 1011 Kalikapota 943
Hayatnagar Rajarhat 1002 Bamna 935
Balarampur 1002 Uttar Bishnupur 920
Dastura 1001 Uttar Kusum 920
Jiol Pukur 1000 Ghola Noapara 910
Sadashibpur (P) 997 Barijpur 882
Srichanda 997

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 94 thousand are male and about 76 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Magrahat - I is 74%. 79% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Magrahat - I

Total Male Female
Change 6.5% 1.9% 11.5%
2011 73.8% 79.3% 68%
2001 67.3% 77.4% 56.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Magrahat - I

Workers profile

Magrahat - I has 32% (about 87 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 10% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Magrahat - I

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.3% 22% 10.3% 67.7%
Male 53.5% 38.5% 15% 46.5%
Female 10.1% 4.7% 5.4% 89.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Magrahat - I

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Lakshikantapur 4.6 Sirakol 4.8
Serpur 3.6 Kalikapota 3.6
Deula 3.3 Uttar Kusum 3.3
Iyarpur 3.1 Bamna 1.7
Tulyan 3.1 Barijpur 1.5
Nainanpur 2.6 Usthi 1.2
Rangilabad 2.6 Uttar Bishnupur 1
Malaya 2.5 Ajodhyanagar 1
Mahishamuri 2.5 Ghola Noapara 0.9
Nazra 2.3