Puruliya District Population, Caste, Religion Data (West Bengal) - Census 2011
Puruliya district of West Bengal has a 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 a total 567,824 families residing in Puruliya district. The Average Sex Ratio of Puruliya district is 957.
As per Census 2011 out of total population, 12.7% people live in Urban areas while 87.3% live in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 76.2% while that in 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.
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.
|Children (Age 0-6)||410,227||210,003||200,224|
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.
Religion-wise Population - Puruliya district
|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|
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 urban population was 373,314 out of which 192,788 were males while the remaining 180,526 were females. In rural areas of Puruliya, male population was 1,304,208 while the 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 the 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.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||956||933|
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 labourers.
Nearby Districts from Puruliya
Below are the list of Districts near Puruliya district in West Bengal.
|Haora district population||4,850,029|
|Bankura district population||3,596,674|
|Hugli district population||5,519,145|
|Kolkata district population||4,496,694|
|North Twenty Four Parganas district population||10,009,781|
|South Twenty Four Parganas district population||8,161,961|
|Paschim Medinipur district population||5,913,457|
|Nadia district population||5,167,600|
|Barddhaman district population||7,717,563|
|Purba Medinipur district population||5,095,875|