Sagar Community Development Block, with population of about 2.1 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 8th least populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 42 villages in the sub district, among them Gangasagar is the most populous village with population of about 10 thousand and Ramkrishnapur is the least populous village with population of 366. Gangasagar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 12 km2 and Natendrapur is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 1 lakh (48%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 27% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sagar community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 44 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 212,037 154,922 56,261 854 26,212
Male 109,468 79,935 29,081 452 13,344
Female 102,569 74,987 27,180 402 12,868

Most populated Villages in Sagar

Villages
Name Population
Gangasagar 10340
Sibpur 9344
Haradhanpur 8998
Krishnanagar 8105
Kachubaria 7727
Khas Ramkarerchhar 7556
Rudranagar 7132
Dhablat 6778
Purrusottampur 6753
Sapkhali 6738

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 932 in Muslims are 975.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 212,037 186,346 24,879 117 30 19 16 3 627
Male 109,468 96,431 12,600 64 20 12 7 2 332
Female 102,569 89,915 12,279 53 10 7 9 1 295

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 14.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.8% which is -0.8% lower than male population growth rate of 14.6%. General caste population has increased by 16.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23.6% and child population has decreased by -9.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.2% 16.2% 9.1% 23.6% -9.6%
Male 14.6% 16.5% 9.6% 18% -9.7%
Female 13.8% 15.8% 8.5% 30.5% -9.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 937 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 938, in schedule caste is 935 and in schedule tribe is 889. There are 964 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 6 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 - Sagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -6 -6 -9 85 2
2011 937 938 935 889 964
2001 943 944 944 804 962

Villages with highest sex ratio in Sagar

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Sikarpur 984
Gangasagar 978
Dhaspara 973
Chandipur 967
Muri Ganga 965
Ghoramara 964
Companir Char 963
Kaylapara 961
Chemagari 954
Beguakhali 952

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 87 thousand are male and about 69 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sagar is 84%. 91% of male and 77% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sagar

Total Male Female
Change 6.3% 2.6% 10.3%
2011 84.2% 90.6% 77.4%
2001 77.9% 88% 67.1%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Sagar

Workers profile

Sagar has 40% (about 85 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 22% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 22% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 16% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sagar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40% 21.3% 18.7% 60%
Male 56.7% 35% 21.7% 43.3%
Female 22.3% 6.7% 15.6% 77.7%

Biggest Villages in Sagar

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Gangasagar 12.3
Manasadwip 2Nd Portion 11.5
Dhablat 11.4
Ghoramara 10.3
Haradhanpur 9.9
Sibpur 8.9
Krishnanagar 8.7
Chemagari 8.5
Khas Ramkarerchhar 8.3
Rudranagar 7.6