Garalbari Village, with population of about 29 thousand is Jalpaiguri sub district's the 3rd most populous village, located in Jalpaiguri sub district of Jalpaiguri district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Garalbari village is 45 km2 and it is the 4th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 637 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Jalpaiguri and distance from Garalbari village to Jalpaiguri is 15 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Garalbari village is 735140. 0.89 square kilometer (2%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to about 29 thousand people, among them about 15 thousand (51%) are male and about 14 thousand (49%) are female. 60% of the whole population are from general caste, 38% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Garalbari village is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 6435 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Garalbari

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28,791 17,258 11,015 518 3,952
Male 14,678 8,738 5,656 284 2,070
Female 14,113 8,520 5,359 234 1,882

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 18.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 21.1% which is 4.6% higher than male population growth rate of 16.5%. General caste population has increased by 24.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.7% and child population has decreased by -10.5% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Garalbari

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.7% 24.7% 10.8% 9.7% -10.5%
Male 16.5% 21.4% 10.3% 3.3% -7.1%
Female 21.1% 28.2% 11.4% 18.8% -13.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 962 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 975, in schedule caste is 947 and in schedule tribe is 824. There are 909 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 37 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 71 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Garalbari

Total General SC ST Child
Change 37 52 8 108 -71
2011 962 975 947 824 909
2001 925 923 939 716 980

Literacy

Total about 18 thousand people in the village are literate, among them 9812 are male and 7945 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Garalbari is 71%. 78% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Garalbari

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 4.1% 13.5%
2011 71.5% 77.8% 65%
2001 63.1% 73.7% 51.5%

Workers profile

Garalbari has 37% (about 11 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 19% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Garalbari

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.4% 25.6% 11.8% 62.6%
Male 55% 44.4% 10.6% 45%
Female 19% 6% 13% 81%