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

Koch Bihar district of West Bengal has total population of 2,819,086 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,451,542 are males while 1,367,544 are females. In 2011 there were total 665,720 families residing in Koch Bihar district. The Average Sex Ratio of Koch Bihar district is 942.

Koch Bihar district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 10.3% people lives in Urban areas while 89.7% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 88.4% while that in the rural areas is 73.2%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Koch Bihar district is 974 while that of Rural areas is 939.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Koch Bihar district is 344645 which is 12% of the total population. There are 176940 male children and 167705 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Koch Bihar is 948 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (942) of Koch Bihar district.

The total literacy rate of Koch Bihar district is 74.78%. The male literacy rate is 70.87% and the female literacy rate is 60.09% in Koch Bihar district.

Population
2,819,086
Literacy
74.78%
Sex Ratio
942

To facilitate the administration, Koch Bihar district is further divided into 13 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Koch Bihar Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 344,645 176,940 167,705
Literacy 74.78% 70.87% 60.09%
Scheduled Caste 1,414,336 728,506 685,830
Scheduled Tribe 18,125 9,388 8,737
Illiterate 968,582 422,809 545,773

Caste-wise Population - Koch Bihar district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 50.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.6% of total population in Koch Bihar district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 1,414,336 728,506 685,830
Schedule Tribe 18,125 9,388 8,737

Religion-wise Population - Koch Bihar district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 2,087,766 (74.06%) 1,076,413 1,011,353
Muslim 720,033 (25.54%) 369,383 350,650
Christian 4,122 (0.15%) 2,077 2,045
Sikh 449 (0.02%) 267 182
Buddhist 445 (0.02%) 213 232
Jain 1,869 (0.07%) 952 917
Other Religion 158 (0.01%) 92 66
No Religion Specified 4,244 (0.15%) 2,145 2,099

Literacy Rate - Koch Bihar district

The total literacy rate of Koch Bihar district was 74.78% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 1,850,504 literates, males were 1,028,733 while females were 821,771. Also the male literacy rate was 80.71% and the female literacy rate was 68.49% in Koch Bihar district.

  Koch Bihar district West Bengal
Female 68.49% 70.54%
Male 80.71% 81.69%
Total 74.78% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Koch Bihar district

The Sex Ratio of Koch Bihar district is 942 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 942 females in Koch Bihar district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 948 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 942 ) of Koch Bihar district.


Population Density - Koch Bihar district

The total area of Koch Bihar district is 3,387 km2. Thus the density of Koch Bihar district is 832 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 69 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,318 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Koch Bihar district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Koch Bihar, 10.27% people lived in urban regions while 89.73% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 289,434 out of which 146,626 were males while remaining 142,808 were females. In rural areas of Koch Bihar, male population was 1,304,916 while female population was 1,224,736.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Koch Bihar was 974 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Koch Bihar was 937 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Koch Bihar were 25,420 which is 8.78% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Koch Bihar was 939 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Koch Bihar was 949 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Koch Bihar for urban regions was 88.36 percent in which males were 91.64% literate while female literacy stood at 85%. The total literate population of Koch Bihar was 1,850,504. Similarly in rural areas of Koch Bihar, the average literacy rate was 73.16 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 79.43% and 66.47% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Koch Bihar were 1,617,223.

Rural Urban
Population % 89.73% 10.27%
Total population 2,529,652 289,434
Male population 1,304,916 146,626
Female population 1,224,736 142,808
Sex ratio 939 974
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 949 937
Child population 319,225 25,420
Literates 1,617,223 233,281
Average literacy 73.16% 88.36%
Male literacy 79.43% 91.64%
Female literacy 66.47% 85%

Child Population - Koch Bihar district

According to Census 2011, there were 344,645 children between age 0 to 6 years in Koch Bihar district. Out of which 176,940 were male while 167,705 were female.


Working Population - Koch Bihar district

In Koch Bihar district out of total population, 1,127,977 were engaged in work activities. 78.6% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 21.4% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,127,977 workers engaged in Main Work, 312,014 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 272,435 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 886,357 749,848 136,509
Cultivators 312,014 283,599 28,415
Agriculture Labourer 272,435 212,822 59,613
Household Industries 26,147 16,063 10,084
Other Workers 275,761 237,364 38,397
Marginal Workers 241,620 95,460 146,160
Non Working 1,691,109 606,234 1,084,875

Koch Bihar district Map


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