Panighata Village, with population of 5235 is Mirik sub district's the most populous village, located in Mirik sub district of Darjiling district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Panighata village is 9 km2 and it is the 4th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 566 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Siliguri and distance from Panighata village to Siliguri is 32 km. Pin code of Panighata village is 734423.

Demographics

The village is home to 5235 people, among them 2595 (50%) are male and 2640 (50%) are female. 43% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 40% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Panighata village is 8%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 1058 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Panighata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,235 2,231 899 2,105 438
Male 2,595 1,116 424 1,055 234
Female 2,640 1,115 475 1,050 204

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 13.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4623. Female population growth rate of the village is 11.5% which is -3.6% lower than male population growth rate of 15.1%. General caste population has decreased by -7.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 51% and child population has decreased by -20.2% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Panighata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13 -7 10 51 -20
Male 15 -7 10 56 -12
Female 12 -8 9 46 -28

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1017 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 999, in schedule caste is 1120 and in schedule tribe is 995. There are 872 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 33 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 184 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Panighata

Total General SC ST Child
Change -33 -16 -12 -70 -184
2011 1,017 999 1,120 995 872
2001 1,050 1,015 1,132 1,065 1,056

Literacy

Total 3588 people in the village are literate, among them 1955 are male and 1633 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Panighata is 75%. 83% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Panighata

Total Male Female
Change 8 5 10
2011 75 83 67
2001 67 78 57

Workers profile

Panighata has 32% (1657) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 40% male and 23% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Panighata

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32 23 9 68
Male 40 30 10 60
Female 23 16 7 77