Silakot Village, with population of 1837 is Bhatar sub district's the 48th least populous village, located in Bhatar sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Silakot village is 2 km2 and it is the 36th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 788 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Guskura and distance from Silakot village to Guskura is 8 km. Pin code of Silakot village is 713167.

Demographics

The village is home to 1837 people, among them 935 (51%) are male and 902 (49%) are female. 29% of the whole population are from general caste, 60% are from schedule caste and 11% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Silakot village is 11%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 453 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Silakot

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,837 538 1,100 199 206
Male 935 273 557 105 98
Female 902 265 543 94 108

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 17.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1564. Female population growth rate of the village is 20.1% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 15%. General caste population has decreased by -5.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 33.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.4% and child population has decreased by -6.4% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Silakot

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18 -6 34 16 -6
Male 15 -8 30 19 -20
Female 20 -3 38 13 11

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 965 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 971, in schedule caste is 975 and in schedule tribe is 895. There are 1102 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 41 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 313 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Silakot

Total General SC ST Child
Change 41 52 52 -48 313
2011 965 971 975 895 1,102
2001 924 919 923 943 789

Literacy

Total 1070 people in the village are literate, among them 627 are male and 443 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Silakot is 66%. 75% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by -6%. Male literacy has gone down by -12% and female literacy rate has gone down by -1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Silakot

Total Male Female
Change -7 -12 -1
2011 66 75 56
2001 72 87 57

Workers profile

Silakot has 44% (806) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 64% male and 23% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Silakot

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44 37 7 56
Male 64 59 4 36
Female 23 14 10 77