Balasan Village, with population of 2300 is Maynaguri sub district's the 21st least populous village, located in Maynaguri sub district of Jalpaiguri district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Balasan village is 4 km2 and it is the 26th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 546 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Maynaguri and distance from Balasan village to Maynaguri is 14 km. Pin code of Balasan village is 735305.

Demographics

The village is home to 2300 people, among them 1200 (52%) are male and 1100 (48%) are female. 20% of the whole population are from general caste, 80% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balasan village is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 493 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balasan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,300 465 1,832 3 355
Male 1,200 229 970 1 189
Female 1,100 236 862 2 166

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 22.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1874. Female population growth rate of the village is 22.2% which is -1% lower than male population growth rate of 23.2%. General caste population has increased by 89%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.5% and child population has increased by 3.2% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balasan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23 89 13 0 3
Male 23 83 14 0 12
Female 22 95 11 0 -5

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 917 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1031, in schedule caste is 889 and in schedule tribe is 2000. There are 878 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 158 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balasan

Total General SC ST Child
Change -7 63 -29 2,000 -158
2011 917 1,031 889 2,000 878
2001 924 968 918 0 1,036

Literacy

Total 1534 people in the village are literate, among them 859 are male and 675 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balasan is 79%. 85% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 19%. Male literacy has gone up by 16% and female literacy rate has gone up by 21%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balasan

Total Male Female
Change 19 16 22
2011 79 85 72
2001 60 69 51

Workers profile

Balasan has 33% (759) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 9% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balasan

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33 27 6 67
Male 55 48 7 45
Female 9 4 6 91