Mekliganj Block Population, Caste, Religion Data - Koch Bihar district, West Bengal

Mekliganj Block of Koch Bihar district has total population of 155,250 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 80,052 are males while 75,198 are females. In 2011 there were total 37,142 families residing in Mekliganj Block. The Average Sex Ratio of Mekliganj Block is 939.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 2.9% people lives in Urban areas while 97.1% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 79.4% while that in the rural areas is 69%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Mekliganj Block is 992 while that of Rural areas is 938.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Mekliganj Block is 21412 which is 14% of the total population. There are 11088 male children and 10324 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Mekliganj Block is 931 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 939 ) of Mekliganj Block.

The total literacy rate of Mekliganj Block is 69.34%. The male literacy rate is 66.15% and the female literacy rate is 52.99% in Mekliganj Block.

Population
155,250
Literacy
69.34%
Sex Ratio
939

To facilitate the administration, Mekliganj Block is further divided into 1 town and 186 villages.

Mekliganj Block Data

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 21,412 11,088 10,324
Literacy 69.34% 66.15% 52.99%
Scheduled Caste 110,595 57,113 53,482
Scheduled Tribe 1,918 1,006 912
Illiterate 62,447 27,096 35,351

Caste-wise Population - Mekliganj Block

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 71.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.2% of total population in Mekliganj Block of .

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 110,595 57,113 53,482
Schedule Tribe 1,918 1,006 912

Religion-wise Population - Mekliganj Block

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 124,829 (80.41%) 64,438 60,391
Muslim 29,896 (19.26%) 15,328 14,568
Christian 117 (0.08%) 61 56
Sikh 14 (0.01%) 11 3
Buddhist 38 (0.02%) 19 19
Jain 198 (0.13%) 105 93
Other Religion 31 (0.02%) 19 12
No Religion Specified 127 (0.08%) 71 56

Literacy Rate - Mekliganj Block

Average literacy rate of Mekliganj Block in 2011 were 69.34% in which, male and female literacy were 76.79% and 61.42% respectively. Total literate in Mekliganj Block were 92,803 of which male and female were 52,956 and 39,847 respectively.


Sex Ratio - Mekliganj Block

The Sex Ratio of Mekliganj Block is 939 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 939 females in Mekliganj Block. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 931 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 939 ) of Mekliganj Block.


Child Population - Mekliganj Block

According to Census 2011, there were 21,412 children between age 0 to 6 years in Mekliganj Block. Out of which 21,412 were male while 21,412 were female.

Urban/Rural Population - Mekliganj Block

As per Census 2011, there are total 1,135 families under Mekliganj Block living in urban areas while 1,135 families are living within Rural areas. Thus around 2.9% of total population of Mekliganj Block lives in Urban areas while 97.1% lives under Rural areas. Population of children (0 - 6 years) in urban region is 489 while that in rural region is 20,923.

Total Urban Rural
Population 155,250 4,483 150,767
Children (0 - 6 years) 21,412 489 20,923
Schedule Caste 110,595 753 109,842
Schedule Tribe 1,918 33 1,885
Literacy 69.34% 79.42% 69.03%
Sex Ratio 939 992 938

Working Population - Mekliganj Block

In Mekliganj Block out of total population, 63,840 were engaged in work activities. 76.6% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 23.4% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 63,840 workers engaged in Main Work, 26,354 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 13,682 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 48,891 40,770 8,121
Cultivators 26,354 23,238 3,116
Agriculture Labourer 13,682 9,996 3,686
Household Industries 661 402 259
Other Workers 8,194 7,134 1,060
Marginal Workers 14,949 5,149 9,800
Non Working 91,410 34,133 57,277

Mekliganj Block Map


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