Balurghat Block Population, Caste, Religion Data - Dakshin Dinajpur district, West Bengal

Balurghat Block of Dakshin Dinajpur district has total population of 248,901 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 128,318 are males while 120,583 are females. In 2011 there were total 61,037 families residing in Balurghat Block. The Average Sex Ratio of Balurghat Block is 940.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 5.9% people lives in Urban areas while 94.1% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 85.6% while that in the rural areas is 73.1%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Balurghat Block is 981 while that of Rural areas is 937.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Balurghat Block is 24339 which is 10% of the total population. There are 12365 male children and 11974 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Balurghat Block is 968 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 940 ) of Balurghat Block.

The total literacy rate of Balurghat Block is 73.88%. The male literacy rate is 72.46% and the female literacy rate is 60.48% in Balurghat Block.

Population
248,901
Literacy
73.88%
Sex Ratio
940

To facilitate the administration, Balurghat Block is further divided into 3 towns and 307 villages.

Balurghat Block Data

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Balurghat Block.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 24,339 12,365 11,974
Literacy 73.88% 72.46% 60.48%
Scheduled Caste 73,249 37,876 35,373
Scheduled Tribe 66,189 33,400 32,789
Illiterate 83,000 35,344 47,656

Caste-wise Population - Balurghat Block

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 29.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 26.6% of total population in Balurghat Block of .

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 73,249 37,876 35,373
Schedule Tribe 66,189 33,400 32,789

Religion-wise Population - Balurghat Block

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 229,446 (92.18%) 118,286 111,160
Muslim 13,266 (5.33%) 6,947 6,319
Christian 4,972 (2%) 2,432 2,540
Sikh 74 (0.03%) 62 12
Buddhist 44 (0.02%) 21 23
Jain 14 (0.01%) 7 7
Other Religion 653 (0.26%) 318 335
No Religion Specified 432 (0.17%) 245 187

Literacy Rate - Balurghat Block

Average literacy rate of Balurghat Block in 2011 were 73.88% in which, male and female literacy were 80.18% and 67.15% respectively. Total literate in Balurghat Block were 165,901 of which male and female were 92,974 and 72,927 respectively.


Sex Ratio - Balurghat Block

The Sex Ratio of Balurghat Block is 940 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 940 females in Balurghat Block. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 968 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 940 ) of Balurghat Block.


Child Population - Balurghat Block

According to Census 2011, there were 24,339 children between age 0 to 6 years in Balurghat Block. Out of which 24,339 were male while 24,339 were female.

Urban/Rural Population - Balurghat Block

As per Census 2011, there are total 3,690 families under Balurghat Block living in urban areas while 3,690 families are living within Rural areas. Thus around 5.9% of total population of Balurghat Block lives in Urban areas while 94.1% lives under Rural areas. Population of children (0 - 6 years) in urban region is 1,210 while that in rural region is 23,129.

Total Urban Rural
Population 248,901 14,762 234,139
Children (0 - 6 years) 24,339 1,210 23,129
Schedule Caste 73,249 4,010 69,239
Schedule Tribe 66,189 512 65,677
Literacy 73.88% 85.56% 73.13%
Sex Ratio 940 981 937

Working Population - Balurghat Block

In Balurghat Block out of total population, 113,610 were engaged in work activities. 72.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 27.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 113,610 workers engaged in Main Work, 26,444 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 26,526 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 81,960 65,305 16,655
Cultivators 26,444 23,668 2,776
Agriculture Labourer 26,526 18,594 7,932
Household Industries 3,118 1,592 1,526
Other Workers 25,872 21,451 4,421
Marginal Workers 31,650 13,138 18,512
Non Working 135,291 49,875 85,416

Balurghat Block Map


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