Mahishghat Village, with population of 2127 is Jaynagar - II sub district's the 17th least populous village, located in Jaynagar - II sub district of South Twenty Four Parganas district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Mahishghat village is 1 km2 and it is the 17th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1553 persons per km2.

Nearest railway station is Mahishghat which is within the village. Nearest town of the village is Jaynagar and distance from Mahishghat village to Jaynagar is 8 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Mahishghat village is 743337.

Demographics

The village is home to 2127 people, among them 1064 (50%) are male and 1063 (50%) are female. 61% of the whole population are from general caste, 39% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahishghat village is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 451 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mahishghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,127 1,302 825 0 310
Male 1,064 642 422 0 158
Female 1,063 660 403 0 152

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 41.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1507. Female population growth rate of the village is 44% which is 5.6% higher than male population growth rate of 38.4%. General caste population has increased by 62.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17% and child population has increased by 34.8% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mahishghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 41 62 17 0 35
Male 38 56 18 0 36
Female 44 69 16 0 33

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 999 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1028, in schedule caste is 955. There are 962 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 39 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mahishghat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 39 81 -20 0 -21
2011 999 1,028 955 0 962
2001 960 947 975 0 983

Literacy

Total 1275 people in the village are literate, among them 695 are male and 580 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahishghat is 70%. 77% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mahishghat

Total Male Female
Change 15 12 18
2011 70 77 64
2001 55 65 46

Workers profile

Mahishghat has 39% (835) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 22% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mahishghat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39 28 12 61
Male 56 47 9 44
Female 22 8 14 78