Paharpur Village, with population of 2579 is Maynaguri sub district's the 25th least populous village, located in Maynaguri sub district of Jalpaiguri district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Paharpur village is 4 km2 and it is the 21st smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 673 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Maynaguri and distance from Paharpur village to Maynaguri is 14 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Paharpur village is 735305.

Demographics

The village is home to 2579 people, among them 1364 (53%) are male and 1215 (47%) are female. 11% of the whole population are from general caste, 89% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Paharpur village is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 604 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Paharpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,579 276 2,296 7 321
Male 1,364 140 1,221 3 164
Female 1,215 136 1,075 4 157

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 19.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2151. Female population growth rate of the village is 17.6% which is -4.4% lower than male population growth rate of 22%. General caste population has increased by 23.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.1% and child population has decreased by -11.8% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Paharpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.9% 23.2% 19.1% 0% -11.8%
Male 22% 14.8% 22.6% 0% -14.6%
Female 17.6% 33.3% 15.5% 0% -8.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 891 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 971, in schedule caste is 880 and in schedule tribe is 1333. There are 957 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 increased by 61 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Paharpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -33 135 -55 1333 61
2011 891 971 880 1333 957
2001 924 836 935 0 896

Literacy

Total 1757 people in the village are literate, among them 1029 are male and 728 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Paharpur is 78%. 86% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 22%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Paharpur

Total Male Female
Change 16.6% 11.2% 22.1%
2011 77.8% 85.8% 68.8%
2001 61.2% 74.6% 46.7%

Workers profile

Paharpur has 41% (1049) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 20% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Paharpur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.7% 30.3% 10.4% 59.3%
Male 59.4% 52.8% 6.6% 40.6%
Female 19.7% 5.1% 14.6% 80.3%