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

Puruliya district of West Bengal has total population of 2,930,115 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,496,996 are males while 1,433,119 are females. In 2011 there were total 567,824 families residing in Puruliya district. The Average Sex Ratio of Puruliya district is 957.

Puruliya district, West Bengal

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 12.7% people lives in Urban areas while 87.3% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 76.2% while that in the rural areas is 62.7%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Puruliya district is 936 while that of Rural areas is 960.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Puruliya district is 410227 which is 14% of the total population. There are 210003 male children and 200224 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Puruliya is 953 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (957) of Puruliya district.

The total literacy rate of Puruliya district is 64.48%. The male literacy rate is 66.94% and the female literacy rate is 43.46% in Puruliya district.

Population
2,930,115
Literacy
64.48%
Sex Ratio
957

To facilitate the administration, Puruliya district is further divided into 21 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Puruliya Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 410,227 210,003 200,224
Literacy 64.48% 66.94% 43.46%
Scheduled Caste 567,767 290,789 276,978
Scheduled Tribe 540,652 271,803 268,849
Illiterate 1,305,210 494,938 810,272

Caste-wise Population - Puruliya district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 19.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 18.5% of total population in Puruliya district of West Bengal.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 567,767 290,789 276,978
Schedule Tribe 540,652 271,803 268,849

Religion-wise Population - Puruliya district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 2,373,120 (80.99%) 1,214,644 1,158,476
Muslim 227,249 (7.76%) 116,795 110,454
Christian 8,646 (0.3%) 4,617 4,029
Sikh 622 (0.02%) 313 309
Buddhist 209 (0.01%) 102 107
Jain 3,052 (0.1%) 1,589 1,463
Other Religion 309,029 (10.55%) 154,831 154,198
No Religion Specified 8,188 (0.28%) 4,105 4,083

Literacy Rate - Puruliya district

The total literacy rate of Puruliya district was 64.48% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 76.26% of West Bengal. Population-wise, out of total 1,624,905 literates, males were 1,002,058 while females were 622,847. Also the male literacy rate was 77.86% and the female literacy rate was 50.52% in Puruliya district.

  Puruliya district West Bengal
Female 50.52% 70.54%
Male 77.86% 81.69%
Total 64.48% 76.26%

Sex Ratio - Puruliya district

The Sex Ratio of Puruliya district is 957 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 957 females in Puruliya district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 953 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 957 ) of Puruliya district.


Population Density - Puruliya district

The total area of Puruliya district is 6,259 km2. Thus the density of Puruliya district is 468 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 148 sq. km. area is under urban region while 6,111 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Puruliya district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Puruliya, 12.74% people lived in urban regions while 87.26% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 373,314 out of which 192,788 were males while remaining 180,526 were females. In rural areas of Puruliya, male population was 1,304,208 while female population was 1,252,593.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Puruliya was 936 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Puruliya was 933 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Puruliya were 45,066 which is 12.07% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Puruliya was 960 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Puruliya was 956 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Puruliya for urban regions was 76.18 percent in which males were 84.63% literate while female literacy stood at 67.15%. The total literate population of Puruliya was 1,624,905. Similarly in rural areas of Puruliya, the average literacy rate was 62.73 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 76.83% and 48.06% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Puruliya were 1,374,860.

Rural Urban
Population % 87.26% 12.74%
Total population 2,556,801 373,314
Male population 1,304,208 192,788
Female population 1,252,593 180,526
Sex ratio 960 936
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 956 933
Child population 365,161 45,066
Literates 1,374,860 250,045
Average literacy 62.73% 76.18%
Male literacy 76.83% 84.63%
Female literacy 48.06% 67.15%

Child Population - Puruliya district

According to Census 2011, there were 410,227 children between age 0 to 6 years in Puruliya district. Out of which 210,003 were male while 200,224 were female.


Working Population - Puruliya district

In Puruliya district out of total population, 1,249,642 were engaged in work activities. 49.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 50.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,249,642 workers engaged in Main Work, 166,814 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 128,475 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 613,398 493,232 120,166
Cultivators 166,814 145,180 21,634
Agriculture Labourer 128,475 88,883 39,592
Household Industries 45,114 25,457 19,657
Other Workers 272,995 233,712 39,283
Marginal Workers 636,244 308,022 328,222
Non Working 1,680,473 695,742 984,731

Puruliya district Map


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