Kultali Community Development Block, with population of about 2.3 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 13th least populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 43 villages in the sub district, among them Meraganj is the most populous village with population of about 22 thousand and Andharia is the least populous village with population of 646. Jalabaria is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 23 km2 and Gangadharpur is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.3 lakh people, among them about 1.2 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.1 lakh (49%) are female. 52% of the whole population are from general caste, 45% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kultali community development block is 16%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 45 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kultali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 229,053 119,188 104,193 5,672 35,727
Male 117,562 60,720 53,940 2,902 18,074
Female 111,491 58,468 50,253 2,770 17,653

Most populated Villages in Kultali

Villages
Name Population
Meraganj 22225
Jalabaria 20138
Debipur Gurguria 10812
Dongajora 10275
Sankizahan 8811
Gopalganj 7853
Baikuntapur 7802
Deulbari Debipur 7315
Bhubaneshwari 6936
Madhusudanpur 6899

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 70% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 30% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 931 in Muslims are 989.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kultali

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 229,053 159,897 68,386 254 23 18 15 138 322
Male 117,562 82,803 34,377 124 10 10 9 66 163
Female 111,491 77,094 34,009 130 13 8 6 72 159

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 21.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 23% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of 20.8%. General caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.1% and child population has increased by 2.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kultali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.8% 26.4% 17.3% 17.1% 2.7%
Male 20.8% 25.2% 16.3% 16.6% 1.4%
Female 23% 27.7% 18.3% 17.6% 4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 948 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 963, in schedule caste is 932 and in schedule tribe is 955. There are 977 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 24 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kultali

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 19 16 8 24
2011 948 963 932 955 977
2001 931 944 916 947 953

Villages with highest sex ratio in Kultali

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Kirtankhola 1021
Kaksaha 992
Andharia 988
Alitakhali 986
Bhubaneshwari Char 982
Kailashnagar 982
Meraganj 976
Gangadharpur 971
Purba Tetulberia 970
Jalabaria 970

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 79 thousand are male and about 56 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kultali is 69%. 79% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kultali

Total Male Female
Change 9.3% 4.5% 14.5%
2011 69.4% 79% 59.1%
2001 60.1% 74.5% 44.6%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Kultali

Workers profile

Kultali has 38% (about 88 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 21% female population are working population. 37% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 18% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kultali

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.3% 21.4% 16.9% 61.7%
Male 54.9% 37% 18% 45.1%
Female 20.7% 5% 15.8% 79.3%

Biggest Villages in Kultali

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Jalabaria 23.3
Debipur Gurguria 13.1
Dongajora 12.8
Baikuntapur 8.8
Bhubaneshwari 8.6
Gopalganj 8.3
Kaikhali 7.8
Kisorimohanpur 7.7
Deulbari Debipur 7.6
Madhusudanpur 7.6