Mahata Village, with population of 5443 is Bhatar sub district's the 11th most populous village, located in Bhatar sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Mahata village is 9 km2 and it is the 6th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 597 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Guskura and distance from Mahata village to Guskura is 15 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Mahata village is 713128.

Demographics

The village is home to 5443 people, among them 2737 (50%) are male and 2706 (50%) are female. 46% of the whole population are from general caste, 32% are from schedule caste and 22% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahata village is 12%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 1311 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mahata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,443 2,486 1,761 1,196 628
Male 2,737 1,250 889 598 299
Female 2,706 1,236 872 598 329

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 10.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4926. Female population growth rate of the village is 12.9% which is 4.7% higher than male population growth rate of 8.2%. General caste population has decreased by -6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 31.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 26.6% and child population has decreased by -10.7% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mahata

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11 -6 32 27 -11
Male 8 -8 28 26 -16
Female 13 -4 37 28 -6

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 989 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 989, in schedule caste is 981 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 1100 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 42 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 120 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mahata

Total General SC ST Child
Change 42 40 64 15 120
2011 989 989 981 1,000 1,100
2001 947 949 917 985 980

Literacy

Total 3149 people in the village are literate, among them 1789 are male and 1360 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahata is 65%. 73% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mahata

Total Male Female
Change 7 5 10
2011 65 73 57
2001 58 68 47

Workers profile

Mahata has 42% (2296) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 23% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mahata

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42 35 7 58
Male 61 54 7 39
Female 23 15 8 77