Birbhum District Population, Caste, Religion Data (West Bengal) - Census 2011

Birbhum district of West Bengal has total population of 3,502,404 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,790,920 are males while 1,711,484 are females. In 2011 there were total 817,899 families residing in Birbhum district. The Average Sex Ratio of Birbhum district is 956.

Birbhum district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 12.8% people lives in Urban areas while 87.2% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 81.1% while that in the rural areas is 69.1%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Birbhum district is 963 while that of Rural areas is 955.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Birbhum district is 448485 which is 13% of the total population. There are 228909 male children and 219576 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Birbhum is 959 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (956) of Birbhum district.

The total literacy rate of Birbhum district is 70.68%. The male literacy rate is 67.09% and the female literacy rate is 55.91% in Birbhum district.

Population
3,502,404
Literacy
70.68%
Sex Ratio
956

To facilitate the administration, Birbhum district is further divided into 20 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Birbhum Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Birbhum district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 448,485 228,909 219,576
Literacy 70.68% 67.09% 55.91%
Scheduled Caste 1,033,140 529,001 504,139
Scheduled Tribe 242,484 119,787 122,697
Illiterate 1,343,957 589,439 754,518

Caste-wise Population - Birbhum district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 29.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 6.9% of total population in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 1,033,140 529,001 504,139
Schedule Tribe 242,484 119,787 122,697

Religion-wise Population - Birbhum district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 2,181,515 (62.29%) 1,115,664 1,065,851
Muslim 1,298,054 (37.06%) 663,930 634,124
Christian 10,906 (0.31%) 5,314 5,592
Sikh 582 (0.02%) 318 264
Buddhist 258 (0.01%) 139 119
Jain 1,152 (0.03%) 599 553
Other Religion 6,051 (0.17%) 2,972 3,079
No Religion Specified 3,886 (0.11%) 1,984 1,902

Literacy Rate - Birbhum district

The total literacy rate of Birbhum district was 70.68% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 2,158,447 literates, males were 1,201,481 while females were 956,966. Also the male literacy rate was 76.92% and the female literacy rate was 64.14% in Birbhum district.

  Birbhum district West Bengal
Female 64.14% 70.54%
Male 76.92% 81.69%
Total 70.68% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Birbhum district

The Sex Ratio of Birbhum district is 956 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 956 females in Birbhum district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 959 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 956 ) of Birbhum district.


Population Density - Birbhum district

The total area of Birbhum district is 4,545 km2. Thus the density of Birbhum district is 771 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 120 sq. km. area is under urban region while 4,425 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Birbhum district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Birbhum, 12.83% people lived in urban regions while 87.17% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 449,448 out of which 228,944 were males while remaining 220,504 were females. In rural areas of Birbhum, male population was 1,561,976 while female population was 1,490,980.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Birbhum was 963 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Birbhum was 934 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Birbhum were 47,248 which is 10.51% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Birbhum was 955 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Birbhum was 962 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Birbhum for urban regions was 81.07 percent in which males were 85.97% literate while female literacy stood at 76.01%. The total literate population of Birbhum was 2,158,447. Similarly in rural areas of Birbhum, the average literacy rate was 69.1 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 75.56% and 62.33% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Birbhum were 1,832,366.

Rural Urban
Population % 87.17% 12.83%
Total population 3,052,956 449,448
Male population 1,561,976 228,944
Female population 1,490,980 220,504
Sex ratio 955 963
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 962 934
Child population 401,237 47,248
Literates 1,832,366 326,081
Average literacy 69.1% 81.07%
Male literacy 75.56% 85.97%
Female literacy 62.33% 76.01%

Child Population - Birbhum district

According to Census 2011, there were 448,485 children between age 0 to 6 years in Birbhum district. Out of which 228,909 were male while 219,576 were female.


Working Population - Birbhum district

In Birbhum district out of total population, 1,331,603 were engaged in work activities. 68.6% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 31.4% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,331,603 workers engaged in Main Work, 191,661 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 350,669 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 912,844 785,648 127,196
Cultivators 191,661 181,962 9,699
Agriculture Labourer 350,669 302,096 48,573
Household Industries 34,042 18,272 15,770
Other Workers 336,472 283,318 53,154
Marginal Workers 418,759 244,122 174,637
Non Working 2,170,801 761,150 1,409,651

Birbhum district Map


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