Puruliya (Purulia) District : Census 2011 data

An official Census 2011 detail of Puruliya (Purulia), a district of West Bengal has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in West Bengal. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Puruliya District of West Bengal.

In 2011, Puruliya had population of 2,930,115 of which male and female were 1,496,996 and 1,433,119 respectively. In 2001 census, Puruliya had a population of 2,536,516 of which males were 1,298,078 and remaining 1,238,438 were females. Puruliya District population constituted 3.21 percent of total Maharashtra population. In 2001 census, this figure for Puruliya District was at 3.16 percent of Maharashtra population.

There was change of 15.52 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Puruliya District recorded increase of 14.02 percent to its population compared to 1991.

Puruliya Table Data

Description 2011 2001
Actual Population 2,930,115 2,536,516
Male 1,496,996 1,298,078
Female 1,433,119 1,238,438
Population Growth 15.52% 14.02%
Area Sq. Km 6,259 6,259
Density/km2 468 405
Proportion to West Bengal Population 3.21% 3.16%
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 957 954
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 953 964
Average Literacy 64.48 55.57
Male Literacy 77.86 73.72
Female Literacy 50.52 36.50
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 410,227 408,803
Male Population (0-6 Age) 210,003 208,105
Female Population (0-6 Age) 200,224 200,698
Literates 1,624,905 1,182,284
Male Literates 1,002,058 803,494
Female Literates 622,847 378,790
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 14.00% 16.12%
Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 14.03% 16.03%
Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 13.97% 16.21%

Puruliya District Density 2011

The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that density of Puruliya district for 2011 is 468 people per sq. km. In 2001, Puruliya district density was at 405 people per sq. km. Puruliya district administers 6,259 square kilometers of areas.

Puruliya Literacy Rate 2011

Average literacy rate of Puruliya in 2011 were 64.48 compared to 55.57 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 77.86 and 50.52 respectively. For 2001 census, same figures stood at 73.72 and 36.50 in Puruliya District. Total literate in Puruliya District were 1,624,905 of which male and female were 1,002,058 and 622,847 respectively. In 2001, Puruliya District had 1,182,284 in its district.

Puruliya Sex Ratio 2011

With regards to Sex Ratio in Puruliya, it stood at 957 per 1000 male compared to 2001 census figure of 954. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In 2011 census, child sex ratio is 953 girls per 1000 boys compared to figure of 964 girls per 1000 boys of 2001 census data.

Puruliya Child Population 2011

In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected for all districts including Puruliya. There were total 410,227 children under age of 0-6 against 408,803 of 2001 census. Of total 410,227 male and female were 210,003 and 200,224 respectively. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 953 compared to 964 of census 2001. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 14.00 percent of Puruliya District compared to 16.12 percent of 2001. There was net change of -2.12 percent in this compared to previous census of India.

Puruliya Houseless Census

In 2011, total 387 families live on footpath or without any roof cover in Puruliya district of West Bengal. Total Population of all who lived without roof at the time of Census 2011 numbers to 1,587. This approx 0.05% of total population of Puruliya district.

Puruliya Religion-wise Data 2011

Description Total Percentage
Hindu 0 %
Muslims 0 %
Christian 0 %
Sikh 0 %
Buddhist 0 %
Jain 0 %
Others 0 %
Not Stated 0 %

Puruliya Population 2015

What is the population of Puruliya in 2015? The fact is, last census for Puruliya district was done only in 2011 and next such census would only be in 2021. There is no actual figure for population of Puruliya district situated in West Bengal. As per 2011, Puruliya population is 2,930,115

Puruliya District Urban/Rural 2011

Out of the total Puruliya population for 2011 census, 12.74 percent lives in urban regions of district. In total 373,314 people lives in urban areas of which males are 192,788 and females are 180,526. Sex Ratio in urban region of Puruliya district is 936 as per 2011 census data. Similarly child sex ratio in Puruliya district was 933 in 2011 census. Child population (0-6) in urban region was 45,066 of which males and females were 23,308 and 21,758. This child population figure of Puruliya district is 12.09 % of total urban population. Average literacy rate in Puruliya district as per census 2011 is 76.18 % of which males and females are 84.63 % and 67.15 % literates respectively. In actual number 250,045 people are literate in urban region of which males and females are 143,438 and 106,607 respectively.

As per 2011 census, 87.26 % population of Puruliya districts lives in rural areas of villages. The total Puruliya district population living in rural areas is 2,556,801 of which males and females are 1,304,208 and 1,252,593 respectively. In rural areas of Puruliya district, sex ratio is 960 females per 1000 males. If child sex ratio data of Puruliya district is considered, figure is 956 girls per 1000 boys. Child population in the age 0-6 is 365,161 in rural areas of which males were 186,695 and females were 178,466. The child population comprises 14.31 % of total rural population of Puruliya district. Literacy rate in rural areas of Puruliya district is 62.73 % as per census data 2011. Gender wise, male and female literacy stood at 76.83 and 48.06 percent respectively. In total, 1,374,860 people were literate of which males and females were 858,620 and 516,240 respectively.

All details regarding Purulia District have been processed by us after receiving from Govt. of India. We are not responsible for errors to population census details of Puruliya District.

Description 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) 956 933
Child Population (0-6) 365,161 45,066
Male Child(0-6) 186,695 23,308
Female Child(0-6) 178,466 21,758
Child Percentage (0-6) 14.28 % 12.07 %
Male Child Percentage 14.31 % 12.09 %
Female Child Percentage 14.25 % 12.05 %
Literates 1,374,860 250,045
Male Literates 858,620 143,438
Female Literates 516,240 106,607
Average Literacy 62.73 % 76.18 %
Male Literacy 76.83 % 84.63 %
Female Literacy 48.06 % 67.15 %

City/Metros in Puruliya District

Urban Agglomerations inside District Population Male Female
Puruliya (Urban Agglomeration) 126,815 65,354 61,461
Cities inside Puruliya District Population Male Female
Puruliya (Municipality) 121,067 62,351 58,716

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