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

Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal has total population of 5,095,875 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 2,629,834 are males while 2,466,041 are females. In 2011 there were total 1,114,170 families residing in Purba Medinipur district. The Average Sex Ratio of Purba Medinipur district is 938.

Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 11.6% people lives in Urban areas while 88.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 88.6% while that in the rural areas is 86.8%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Purba Medinipur district is 929 while that of Rural areas is 939.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Purba Medinipur district is 587654 which is 12% of the total population. There are 301989 male children and 285665 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Purba Medinipur is 946 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (938) of Purba Medinipur district.

The total literacy rate of Purba Medinipur district is 87.02%. The male literacy rate is 81.72% and the female literacy rate is 71.94% in Purba Medinipur district.

Population
5,095,875
Literacy
87.02%
Sex Ratio
938

To facilitate the administration, Purba Medinipur district is further divided into 26 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Purba Medinipur Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 587,654 301,989 285,665
Literacy 87.02% 81.72% 71.94%
Scheduled Caste 745,434 383,718 361,716
Scheduled Tribe 27,952 14,196 13,756
Illiterate 1,172,681 480,761 691,920

Caste-wise Population - Purba Medinipur district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 14.6% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.5% of total population in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 745,434 383,718 361,716
Schedule Tribe 27,952 14,196 13,756

Religion-wise Population - Purba Medinipur district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 4,343,972 (85.24%) 2,242,672 2,101,300
Muslim 743,436 (14.59%) 382,646 360,790
Christian 2,648 (0.05%) 1,424 1,224
Sikh 746 (0.01%) 392 354
Buddhist 317 (0.01%) 157 160
Jain 574 (0.01%) 293 281
Other Religion 359 (0.01%) 197 162
No Religion Specified 3,823 (0.08%) 2,053 1,770

Literacy Rate - Purba Medinipur district

The total literacy rate of Purba Medinipur district was 87.02% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 3,923,194 literates, males were 2,149,073 while females were 1,774,121. Also the male literacy rate was 92.32% and the female literacy rate was 81.37% in Purba Medinipur district.

  Purba Medinipur district West Bengal
Female 81.37% 70.54%
Male 92.32% 81.69%
Total 87.02% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Purba Medinipur district

The Sex Ratio of Purba Medinipur district is 938 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 938 females in Purba Medinipur district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 946 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 938 ) of Purba Medinipur district.


Population Density - Purba Medinipur district

The total area of Purba Medinipur district is 4,713 km2. Thus the density of Purba Medinipur district is 1,081 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 224 sq. km. area is under urban region while 4,489 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Purba Medinipur district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Purba Medinipur, 11.63% people lived in urban regions while 88.37% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 592,714 out of which 307,272 were males while remaining 285,442 were females. In rural areas of Purba Medinipur, male population was 2,322,562 while female population was 2,180,599.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Purba Medinipur was 929 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Purba Medinipur was 958 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Purba Medinipur were 63,342 which is 10.69% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Purba Medinipur was 939 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Purba Medinipur was 945 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Purba Medinipur for urban regions was 88.6 percent in which males were 92.9% literate while female literacy stood at 83.95%. The total literate population of Purba Medinipur was 3,923,194. Similarly in rural areas of Purba Medinipur, the average literacy rate was 86.81 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 92.24% and 81.03% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Purba Medinipur were 3,454,187.

Rural Urban
Population % 88.37% 11.63%
Total population 4,503,161 592,714
Male population 2,322,562 307,272
Female population 2,180,599 285,442
Sex ratio 939 929
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 945 958
Child population 524,312 63,342
Literates 3,454,187 469,007
Average literacy 86.81% 88.6%
Male literacy 92.24% 92.9%
Female literacy 81.03% 83.95%

Child Population - Purba Medinipur district

According to Census 2011, there were 587,654 children between age 0 to 6 years in Purba Medinipur district. Out of which 301,989 were male while 285,665 were female.


Working Population - Purba Medinipur district

In Purba Medinipur district out of total population, 1,910,320 were engaged in work activities. 59% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 41% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,910,320 workers engaged in Main Work, 241,789 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 277,268 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,127,312 1,000,203 127,109
Cultivators 241,789 227,108 14,681
Agriculture Labourer 277,268 250,205 27,063
Household Industries 58,040 36,537 21,503
Other Workers 550,215 486,353 63,862
Marginal Workers 783,008 515,893 267,115
Non Working 3,185,555 1,113,738 2,071,817

Purba Medinipur district Map


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