Paharpur Village, with population of about 20 thousand is Jalpaiguri sub district's the 4th most populous village, located in Jalpaiguri sub district of Jalpaiguri district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Paharpur village is 24 km2 and it is the 7th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 842 persons per km2.

Nearest railway station is Paharpur which is within the village. Nearest town of the village is Jalpaiguri and distance from Paharpur village to Jalpaiguri is 5 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Paharpur village is 735121.

Demographics

The village is home to about 20 thousand people, among them about 10 thousand (51%) are male and 9984 (49%) are female. 55% of the whole population are from general caste, 38% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Paharpur village is 11%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 4706 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 20,341 11,095 7,647 1,599 2,309
Male 10,357 5,683 3,885 789 1,129
Female 9,984 5,412 3,762 810 1,180

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 34.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 15 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 35.9% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 32.7%. General caste population has increased by 21.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 30.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 846.2% and child population has decreased by 0% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Paharpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34.2% 21.8% 30.1% 846.2% 0%
Male 32.7% 20.5% 29.4% 776.7% -1.9%
Female 35.9% 23.2% 30.9% 925.3% 2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 964 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 952, in schedule caste is 968 and in schedule tribe is 1027. There are 1045 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 40 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Paharpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 20 11 149 40
2011 964 952 968 1027 1045
2001 941 932 957 878 1005

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 6994 are male and 5638 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Paharpur is 70%. 76% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Paharpur

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 3.7% 8.5%
2011 70.1% 75.8% 64%
2001 64.1% 72.1% 55.5%

Workers profile

Paharpur has 39% (7920) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 19% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 7% 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 38.9% 31.6% 7.4% 61.1%
Male 57.7% 50.5% 7.3% 42.3%
Female 19.5% 12% 7.5% 80.5%