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

Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal has total population of 5,913,457 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 3,007,885 are males while 2,905,572 are females. In 2011 there were total 1,301,610 families residing in Paschim Medinipur district. The Average Sex Ratio of Paschim Medinipur district is 966.

Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 12.2% people lives in Urban areas while 87.8% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 86% while that in the rural areas is 76.9%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Paschim Medinipur district is 974 while that of Rural areas is 965.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Paschim Medinipur district is 685012 which is 12% of the total population. There are 349031 male children and 335981 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Paschim Medinipur is 963 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (966) of Paschim Medinipur district.

The total literacy rate of Paschim Medinipur district is 78%. The male literacy rate is 75.37% and the female literacy rate is 62.35% in Paschim Medinipur district.

Population
5,913,457
Literacy
78%
Sex Ratio
966

To facilitate the administration, Paschim Medinipur district is further divided into 30 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Paschim Medinipur Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 685,012 349,031 335,981
Literacy 78% 75.37% 62.35%
Scheduled Caste 1,128,269 570,125 558,144
Scheduled Tribe 880,015 439,831 440,184
Illiterate 1,835,045 740,972 1,094,073

Caste-wise Population - Paschim Medinipur district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 19.1% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 14.9% of total population in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 1,128,269 570,125 558,144
Schedule Tribe 880,015 439,831 440,184

Religion-wise Population - Paschim Medinipur district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 5,056,953 (85.52%) 2,571,092 2,485,861
Muslim 620,554 (10.49%) 317,100 303,454
Christian 23,287 (0.39%) 11,359 11,928
Sikh 2,854 (0.05%) 1,486 1,368
Buddhist 2,019 (0.03%) 1,008 1,011
Jain 1,550 (0.03%) 808 742
Other Religion 184,278 (3.12%) 91,418 92,860
No Religion Specified 21,962 (0.37%) 13,614 8,348

Literacy Rate - Paschim Medinipur district

The total literacy rate of Paschim Medinipur district was 78% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 4,078,412 literates, males were 2,266,913 while females were 1,811,499. Also the male literacy rate was 85.26% and the female literacy rate was 70.5% in Paschim Medinipur district.

  Paschim Medinipur district West Bengal
Female 70.5% 70.54%
Male 85.26% 81.69%
Total 78% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Paschim Medinipur district

The Sex Ratio of Paschim Medinipur district is 966 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 966 females in Paschim Medinipur district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 963 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 966 ) of Paschim Medinipur district.


Population Density - Paschim Medinipur district

The total area of Paschim Medinipur district is 9,368 km2. Thus the density of Paschim Medinipur district is 631 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 253 sq. km. area is under urban region while 9,115 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Paschim Medinipur district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Paschim Medinipur, 12.22% people lived in urban regions while 87.78% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 722,686 out of which 366,164 were males while remaining 356,522 were females. In rural areas of Paschim Medinipur, male population was 2,641,721 while female population was 2,549,050.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Paschim Medinipur was 974 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Paschim Medinipur was 972 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Paschim Medinipur were 68,176 which is 9.43% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Paschim Medinipur was 965 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Paschim Medinipur was 962 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Paschim Medinipur for urban regions was 85.96 percent in which males were 90.45% literate while female literacy stood at 81.35%. The total literate population of Paschim Medinipur was 4,078,412. Similarly in rural areas of Paschim Medinipur, the average literacy rate was 76.87 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 84.52% and 68.94% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Paschim Medinipur were 3,515,817.

Rural Urban
Population % 87.78% 12.22%
Total population 5,190,771 722,686
Male population 2,641,721 366,164
Female population 2,549,050 356,522
Sex ratio 965 974
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 962 972
Child population 616,836 68,176
Literates 3,515,817 562,595
Average literacy 76.87% 85.96%
Male literacy 84.52% 90.45%
Female literacy 68.94% 81.35%

Child Population - Paschim Medinipur district

According to Census 2011, there were 685,012 children between age 0 to 6 years in Paschim Medinipur district. Out of which 349,031 were male while 335,981 were female.


Working Population - Paschim Medinipur district

In Paschim Medinipur district out of total population, 2,509,159 were engaged in work activities. 60.2% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 39.8% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 2,509,159 workers engaged in Main Work, 436,384 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 489,199 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,510,548 1,252,207 258,341
Cultivators 436,384 403,904 32,480
Agriculture Labourer 489,199 363,115 126,084
Household Industries 57,613 39,114 18,499
Other Workers 527,352 446,074 81,278
Marginal Workers 998,611 505,151 493,460
Non Working 3,404,298 1,250,527 2,153,771

Paschim Medinipur district Map


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