Namkhana Community Development Block, with population of about 1.8 lakh is South Twenty Four Parganas district's the 4th least populous sub district, located in South Twenty Four Parganas district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 34 villages in the sub district, among them Narayanpur is the most populous village with population of about 12 thousand and Lakshmipur Abad is the least populous village with population of 1176. Haripur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 14 km2 and Kusumtala is the smallest with 1 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 93 thousand (51%) are male and about 89 thousand (49%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 26% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Namkhana community development block is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 41 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

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

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Namkhana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 182,830 134,829 47,260 741 21,701
Male 93,351 68,942 24,051 358 11,079
Female 89,479 65,887 23,209 383 10,622

Most populated Villages in Namkhana

Villages
Name Population
Narayanpur 12201
Baliara 8672
Rajnagar Srinathgram 8293
Haripur 7842
Dwariknagar 7733
Bishalakshmipur 7439
Sibrampur 7358
Namkhana 7058
Patibania 6987
Amrabati 6675

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 953 in Muslims are 989.

Religion wise population 2011 - Namkhana

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 182,830 157,185 25,368 42 31 17 16 1 170
Male 93,351 80,471 12,756 18 14 7 6 1 78
Female 89,479 76,714 12,612 24 17 10 10 0 92

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 14.2% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 13.4%. General caste population has increased by 14.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 4.4% and child population has decreased by -10.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Namkhana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.8% 14.1% 13.1% 4.4% -10.2%
Male 13.4% 13.7% 12.9% 0.3% -10.1%
Female 14.2% 14.6% 13.2% 8.5% -10.3%

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 956, in schedule caste is 965 and in schedule tribe is 1070. There are 959 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Namkhana

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 8 3 81 -2
2011 959 956 965 1070 959
2001 952 948 962 989 961

Villages with highest sex ratio in Namkhana

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Budhakhali 1000
Madanganj 991
Baliara 990
Dwariknagar 983
Sibnagar Abad 976
Dakshin Chandranagar 975
Patibania 972
Durganagar 971
Sibrampur 971
Bishalakshmipur 971

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 75 thousand are male and about 63 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Namkhana is 86%. 92% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Namkhana

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 2.9% 12.0%
2011 85.7% 91.5% 79.6%
2001 78.4% 88.6% 67.6%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Namkhana

Workers profile

Namkhana has 36% (about 66 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 14% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Namkhana

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36% 22.9% 13.1% 64%
Male 56.8% 39.9% 16.9% 43.2%
Female 14.4% 5.3% 9.2% 85.6%

Biggest Villages in Namkhana

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Haripur 14.1
Baliara 12.1
Patibania 11.7
Dwariknagar 9
Sibrampur 8.9
Shibpur 7.7
Rajnagar Srinathgram 7.6
Dakshin Chandranagar 7.5
Sibnagar Abad 7.3
Ganesnagar 7.2