As per the Census 2011, the total Population of West Bengal is 9.13 Cr. Thus the population of West Bengal forms 7.54 percent of India in 2011. West Bengal has total population of 91,276,115 in which males were 46,809,027 while females were 44,467,088.
Total area of West Bengal is 88,752 square km. Thus the population Density of West Bengal is 1,028 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of West Bengal is 76.26% which is greater than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 81.69% and the female literacy rate is 70.54% in West Bengal.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of West Bengal is 950 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of West Bengal is at 956 which is higher than 918 of India.
In West Bengal out of total population, 34,756,355 were engaged in work activities. 73.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 26.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 34,756,355 workers engaged in Main Work, 4,203,767 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 5,869,498 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of West Bengal, 31.87% people lived in urban regions while 68.13% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 29,093,002 out of which 14,964,082 were males while remaining 14,128,920 were females. In rural areas of West Bengal, male population was 31,844,945 while female population was 30,338,168.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of West Bengal was 944 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in West Bengal was 947 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of West Bengal were 2,760,756 which is 9.49% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of West Bengal was 953 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in West Bengal was 959 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in West Bengal for urban regions was 84.78 percent in which males were 88.37% literate while female literacy stood at 80.98%. The total literate population of West Bengal was 61,538,281. Similarly in rural areas of West Bengal, the average literacy rate was 72.13 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 78.44% and 65.51% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of West Bengal were 39,213,779.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||959||947|
List of districts of West Bengal with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, West Bengal is divided into 19 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. North Twenty Four Parganas is the largest district of West Bengal by population, while the least populated district of West Bengal is Dakshin Dinajpur.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of West Bengal sorted by population.
|1||North Twenty Four Parganas||Blocks||10,009,781||84.06%||955|
|2||South Twenty Four Parganas||Blocks||8,161,961||77.51%||956|