Arra Village, with population of 2821 is Bhatar sub district's the 27th most populous village, located in Bhatar sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Arra village is 5 km2 and it is the 19th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 552 persons per km2.

Nearest railway station is Arra which is within the village. Nearest town of the village is Burdwan and distance from Arra village to Burdwan is 18 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Arra village is 713125.

Demographics

The village is home to 2821 people, among them 1433 (51%) are male and 1388 (49%) are female. 59% of the whole population are from general caste, 39% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Arra village is 10%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are 671 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Arra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,821 1,658 1,089 74 274
Male 1,433 847 551 35 153
Female 1,388 811 538 39 121

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 14.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2462. Female population growth rate of the village is 14.7% which is 0.2% higher than male population growth rate of 14.5%. General caste population has increased by 12.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 7.2% and child population has decreased by -13.6% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Arra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15 13 18 7 -14
Male 15 13 16 21 -3
Female 15 13 20 -3 -24

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 969 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 957, in schedule caste is 976 and in schedule tribe is 1114. There are 791 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 228 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Arra

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 -6 29 -265 -228
2011 969 957 976 1,114 791
2001 966 963 947 1,379 1,019

Literacy

Total 1981 people in the village are literate, among them 1040 are male and 941 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Arra is 78%. 81% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Arra

Total Male Female
Change 7 4 10
2011 78 81 74
2001 71 77 64

Workers profile

Arra has 40% (1123) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 20% female population are working population. 52% 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 - Arra

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40 33 7 60
Male 59 52 7 41
Female 20 13 7 80