Balgana Village, with population of 7203 is Bhatar sub district's the 6th most populous village, located in Bhatar sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Balgana village is 9 km2 and it is the 7th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 799 persons per km2.

Nearest railway station is Balgana which is within the village. Nearest town of the village is Burdwan and distance from Balgana village to Burdwan is 28 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Balgana village is 713407.

Demographics

The village is home to 7203 people, among them 3717 (52%) are male and 3486 (48%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balgana village is 12%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 1706 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balgana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7,203 5,672 1,179 352 832
Male 3,717 2,950 600 167 419
Female 3,486 2,722 579 185 413

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 11.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 6459. Female population growth rate of the village is 9.8% which is -3.4% lower than male population growth rate of 13.2%. General caste population has increased by 9.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.7% and child population has decreased by -9.8% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balgana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.5% 9.7% 20.3% 14.7% -9.8%
Male 13.2% 11.9% 19.3% 16% -11.6%
Female 9.8% 7.4% 21.4% 13.5% -7.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 938 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 923, in schedule caste is 965 and in schedule tribe is 1108. There are 986 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 29 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 41 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balgana

Total General SC ST Child
Change -29 -38 17 -24 41
2011 938 923 965 1108 986
2001 967 961 948 1132 945

Literacy

Total 4505 people in the village are literate, among them 2467 are male and 2038 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balgana is 71%. 75% of male and 66% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balgana

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 1.6% 6.7%
2011 70.7% 74.8% 66.3%
2001 66.5% 73.2% 59.6%

Workers profile

Balgana has 38% (2729) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 17% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balgana

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.9% 26.6% 11.2% 62.1%
Male 57.4% 44.8% 12.6% 42.6%
Female 17% 7.3% 9.8% 83%