Kolaghat Community Development Block, with population of about 2.9 lakh is Purba Medinipur district's the most populous sub district, located in Purba Medinipur district of the state West Bengal in India. There are 106 villages in the sub district, among them Derya Chak is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Benia is the least populous village with population of 47. Brindaban Chak is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 6 km2 and Bishnubar is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kolaghat, Amalhara, Mihitikri and Kharisha Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.9 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (48%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kolaghat community development block is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 63 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 2.4 lakh) live in Kolaghat Sub District rural part and 17% (about 50 thousand) population live in the Kolaghat Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kolaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 290,124 264,586 24,593 945 31,450
Male 150,246 137,169 12,604 473 16,145
Female 139,878 127,417 11,989 472 15,305

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kolaghat

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Derya Chak 11358 Kolaghat 25191
Brindaban Chak 10235 Amalhara 14261
Bhogpur 7559 Mihitikri 6906
Saluka 5680 Kharisha 4120
Narayan Pakuria 5654
Siddha 5642
Arar 5618
Gopal Nagar 5333
Rain 5329
Raksa Chak 4308

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 933 in Muslims are 923.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kolaghat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 290,124 227,164 62,369 79 38 10 316 7 141
Male 150,246 117,499 32,433 52 23 3 163 2 71
Female 139,878 109,665 29,936 27 15 7 153 5 70

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.1% which is -1.7% lower than male population growth rate of 13.8%. General caste population has increased by 12.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 4.3% and child population has decreased by -9.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kolaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.9% 12.8% 14.7% 4.3% -9.6%
Male 13.8% 13.6% 15.7% 0.2% -9.5%
Female 12.1% 11.9% 13.7% 8.8% -9.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 931 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 951 and in schedule tribe is 998. There are 948 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 14 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 - Kolaghat

Total General SC ST Child
Change -14 -14 -17 79 -2
2011 931 929 951 998 948
2001 945 943 968 919 950

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kolaghat

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Barisha (P) 1067 Kharisha 973
Kaliswar 1028 Kolaghat 954
Ram Nagar 1006 Mihitikri 950
Kshetrahat 1000 Amalhara 916
Renubar 998
Kulhanda 996
Bara Barisha (P) 996
Raksa Chak 996
Mecheda 991
Khadinan 984

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 98 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kolaghat is 85%. 91% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kolaghat

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 4.0% 10.8%
2011 84.9% 91% 78.4%
2001 77.6% 87% 67.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kolaghat

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Amir Chak 93 Kharisha 91
Jhakurkol 93 Kolaghat 87
Kaliswar 93 Amalhara 86
Kshetrahat 92 Mihitikri 84
Babua (P) 92
Dhuliara 91
Ramchandrapur 91
Balisar 91
Baishnab Chak 90
Chak Gopal 90

Workers profile

Kolaghat has 38% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 14% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kolaghat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.5% 26.3% 11.2% 62.5%
Male 59.4% 45% 14.4% 40.6%
Female 13.9% 6.1% 7.8% 86.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kolaghat

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Brindaban Chak 6.1 Kolaghat 6.1
Faridpur 3.5 Amalhara 4.5
Rain 3.3 Mihitikri 2.2
Derya Chak 3.1 Kharisha 1.3
Arar 3.1
Jadupur 3.1
Paramanandapur 3
Diglabar 2.7
Gurchakil 2.6
Kishor Chak 2.5