Sotkhali Village, with population of 1161 is Bhatar sub district's the 26th least populous village, located in Bhatar sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Sotkhali village is 1 km2 and it is the 17th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 992 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Burdwan and distance from Sotkhali village to Burdwan is 22 km. Pin code of Sotkhali village is 713125.

Demographics

The village is home to 1161 people, among them 590 (51%) are male and 571 (49%) are female. 50% of the whole population are from general caste, 27% are from schedule caste and 22% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sotkhali village is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 264 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sotkhali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,161 585 318 258 123
Male 590 293 171 126 61
Female 571 292 147 132 62

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 23.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 937. Female population growth rate of the village is 26.3% which is 4.7% higher than male population growth rate of 21.6%. General caste population has increased by 6.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 47.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 47.4% and child population has increased by 19.4% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sotkhali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24 7 48 47 19
Male 22 4 44 52 33
Female 26 11 53 44 9

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 968 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 997, in schedule caste is 860 and in schedule tribe is 1048. There are 1016 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 36 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 223 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sotkhali

Total General SC ST Child
Change 36 64 53 -60 -223
2011 968 997 860 1,048 1,016
2001 932 933 807 1,108 1,239

Literacy

Total 783 people in the village are literate, among them 422 are male and 361 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sotkhali is 75%. 80% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sotkhali

Total Male Female
Change 10 7 12
2011 75 80 71
2001 66 73 59

Workers profile

Sotkhali has 49% (573) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 37% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 29% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sotkhali

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49 44 5 51
Male 61 59 2 39
Female 37 29 8 63