Petrapol Village, with population of 1778 is Bongaon sub district's the 72nd least populous village, located in Bongaon sub district of North Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Petrapol village is 1 km2 and it is the 46th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1279 persons per km2.

Nearest railway station is Petrapol which is within the village. Nearest town of the village is Bongaon and distance from Petrapol village to Bongaon is 8 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Petrapol village is 743405.

Demographics

The village is home to 1778 people, among them 921 (52%) are male and 857 (48%) are female. 65% of the whole population are from general caste, 35% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Petrapol village is 11%, among them 45% are boys and 55% are girls. There are 385 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Petrapol

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,778 1,148 622 8 187
Male 921 598 321 2 84
Female 857 550 301 6 103

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 12.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1576. Female population growth rate of the village is 11.2% which is -3.2% lower than male population growth rate of 14.4%. General caste population has increased by 21.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -1.6% and child population has decreased by -30% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Petrapol

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.8% 21.6% -1.6% 0% -30%
Male 14.4% 23.6% 0% 0% -44.4%
Female 11.2% 19.6% -3.2% 0% -11.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 931 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 920, in schedule caste is 938 and in schedule tribe is 3000. There are 1226 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 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 458 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Petrapol

Total General SC ST Child
Change -27 -30 -31 3000 458
2011 931 920 938 3000 1226
2001 958 950 969 0 768

Literacy

Total 1134 people in the village are literate, among them 645 are male and 489 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Petrapol is 71%. 77% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Petrapol

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 4.0% 2.5%
2011 71.3% 77.1% 64.9%
2001 67.8% 73.1% 62.4%

Workers profile

Petrapol has 30% (526) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 5% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 0% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Petrapol

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 29.6% 28.9% 0.7% 70.4%
Male 52.8% 51.7% 1.1% 47.2%
Female 4.7% 4.3% 0.4% 95.3%