Patkata Village, with population of about 43 thousand is Jalpaiguri sub district's the most populous village, located in Jalpaiguri sub district of Jalpaiguri district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Patkata village is 72 km2 and it is the biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 603 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jalpaiguri and distance from Patkata village to Jalpaiguri is 12 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Patkata village is 735133.

Demographics

The village is home to about 43 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (51%) are male and about 21 thousand (49%) are female. 21% of the whole population are from general caste, 55% are from schedule caste and 24% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Patkata village is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 9717 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Patkata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 43,360 9,001 24,025 10,334 5,317
Male 22,203 4,769 12,372 5,062 2,696
Female 21,157 4,232 11,653 5,272 2,621

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 4.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 42 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 7% which is 5.4% higher than male population growth rate of 1.6%. General caste population has decreased by -22.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 5.5% and child population has decreased by -18.6% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Patkata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.1% -22.4% 18.7% 5.5% -18.6%
Male 1.6% -25.5% 17.2% 3.1% -20.2%
Female 7% -18.7% 20.4% 7.9% -16.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 953 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 887, in schedule caste is 942 and in schedule tribe is 1041. There are 972 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 49 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 39 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Patkata

Total General SC ST Child
Change 49 74 25 46 39
2011 953 887 942 1041 972
2001 904 813 917 995 933

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the village are literate, among them about 15 thousand are male and about 11 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Patkata is 69%. 77% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Patkata

Total Male Female
Change 9.7% 5.9% 14.4%
2011 69.4% 77.4% 60.9%
2001 59.7% 71.5% 46.5%

Workers profile

Patkata has 40% (about 17 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 25% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Patkata

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.6% 32.2% 7.4% 60.4%
Male 53.8% 47.2% 6.6% 46.2%
Female 24.7% 16.4% 8.3% 75.3%