West Bengal Population Census data 2011


West Bengal Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, West Bengal has population of 9.13 Crores, an increase from figure of 8.02 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of West Bengal as per 2011 census is 91,276,115 of which male and female are 46,809,027 and 44,467,088 respectively. In 2001, total population was 80,176,197 in which males were 41,465,985 while females were 38,710,212.

The total population growth in this decade was 13.84 percent while in previous decade it was 17.84 percent. The population of West Bengal forms 7.54 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 7.79 percent.

West Bengal

West Bengal is an eastern state, which according to the West Bengal Census 2011, is the fourth most populates state in India. In fact, it is considered the ninth most populated state in the world. The state is bordered by Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal. The capital of this state is Kolkata, also called Calcutta. This is also known for the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan as well as the Gangetic plain. The population of West Bengal has been increasing especially over the past decade.

This state has been always known for its rich culture and heritage. Right from literature to politics, the population of West Bengal has always been known to produce world renowned writers and political thinkers. Rabindranath Tagore and NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose are few of the examples that come in mind. There have been so many developments over the past seen in West Bengal and not just in terms of the West Bengal Census 2011. This state is known for its hospitality. Anyone who has ever lived here will always remember fondly the friendliness of the place and the people. There are also many food joints that appeal to different kinds of foodies. Street food is something that is a cultural hotspot for not just enjoying the choicest delectable but also to discuss politics, religion and much more.

The main religion in West Bengal is Hinduism. But there is high tolerance policy for all diverse forms of religions. The state has been currently in the news not just for having a woman Chief Minister (a rare feat seen in India) but also for Pranab Mujherjee who became the President of India in 2012. The state is also highly passionate about its sports. Soccer is one of the most popular sports played along with cricket which the famous Eden Gardens in known for.

Capital City

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of West Bengal is Kolkata. The languages spoken in the West Bengal state includes Bengali and English. In total West Bengal (WB) state comprises 19 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for West Bengal state is WB.

West Bengal Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in West Bengal has seen upward trend and is 76.26 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 81.69 percent while female literacy is at 70.54 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in West Bengal stood at 68.64 percent of which male and female were 77.02 percent and 59.61 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in West Bengal stands at 61,538,281 of which males were 33,818,810 and females were 27,719,471.

West Bengal Density 2011

Total area of West Bengal is 88,752 sq. km. Density of West Bengal is 1,028 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of West Bengal was 903 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

West Bengal Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in West Bengal is 950 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 934 per 1000 males in West Bengal.

West Bengal 2015 Population

What is the population of West Bengal in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of West Bengal was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. But we can do projection of future West Bengal 2016 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year Projected Population
2011 91,276,115 9.13 Crore
2012 92,379,339 9.24 Crore
2013 93,473,566 9.35 Crore
2014 94,558,610 9.46 Crore
2015 95,634,297 9.56 Crore
2016 96,700,463 9.67 Crore
2017 97,756,953 9.78 Crore
2018 98,803,625 9.88 Crore
2019 99,840,346 9.98 Crore
2020 99,840,346 10.09 Crore
2021 99,840,346 10.19 Crore

West Bengal Table Data

Approximate Population 9.13 Crores 8.02 Crore
Actual Population 91,276,115 80,176,197
Male 46,809,027 41,465,985
Female 44,467,088 38,710,212
Population Growth 13.84% 17.84%
Percantage of total Population 7.54% 7.79%
Sex Ratio 950 934
Child Sex Ratio 956 960
Density/km2 1,028 903
Density/mi2 2,664 2,340
Area(Km2) 88,752 88,752
Area mi2 34,267 34,267
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 10,581,466 11,414,222
Male Population (0-6 Age) 5,410,396 5,824,180
Female Population (0-6 Age) 5,171,070 5,590,042
Literacy 76.26 % 68.64 %
Male Literacy 81.69 % 77.02 %
Female Literacy 70.54 % 59.61 %
Total Literate 61,538,281 47,196,401
Male Literate 33,818,810 27,452,426
Female Literate 27,719,471 19,743,975

West Bengal Religious Data

Hinduism is majority religion in state of West Bengal with 70.54 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of West Bengal with approximately 27.01 % following it. In West Bengal state, Christinity is followed by 0.72 %, Jainism by 0.07 %, Sikhism by 0.07 % and Buddhism by 0.07 %. Around 1.03 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.25 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 64,385,546 70.54 %
Muslim 24,654,825 27.01 %
Other Religion 942,297 1.03 %
Christian 658,618 0.72 %
Buddhist 282,898 0.31 %
Not Available 228,267 0.25 %
Sikh 63,523 0.07 %
Jain 60,141 0.07 %

West Bengal Urban/Rural Population 2011

West Bengal Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of West Bengal, 31.87% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 29,093,002 of which 14,964,082 are males and while remaining 14,128,920 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 31.87 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of West Bengal was 944 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 947 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of West Bengal were 2,760,756. Of total population in urban region, 9.49 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in West Bengal for Urban regions was 84.78 percent in which males were 88.37% literate while female literacy stood at 76.01%. Total literates in urban region of West Bengal were 22,324,502.

West Bengal Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of West Bengal state, around 68.13 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 31,844,945 and 30,338,168 respectively. Total population of rural areas of West Bengal state was 62,183,113. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 68.13%.

In rural regions of West Bengal state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 953 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 959 girls per 1000 boys. In West Bengal, 7,820,710 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 12.58 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of West Bengal, literacy rate for males and female stood at 78.44 % and 61.98 %. Average literacy rate in West Bengal for rural areas was 72.13 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 39,213,779.

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 68.13 % 31.87 %
Total Population 62,183,113 29,093,002
Male Population 31,844,945 14,964,082
Female Population 30,338,168 14,128,920
Population Growth 7.68 % 29.72 %
Sex Ratio 953 944
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 959 947
Child Population (0-6) 7,820,710 2,760,756
Child Percentage (0-6) 12.58 % 9.49 %
Literates 39,213,779 22,324,502
Average Literacy 72.13 % 84.78 %
Male Literacy 78.44 % 88.37 %
Female Literacy 61.98 % 76.01 %

West Bengal Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Kolkata (Municipal Corporation) 4,496,694 2,356,766 2,139,928
Haora (Municipal Corporation) 1,077,075 561,220 515,855
Durgapur (Municipal Corporation) 566,517 294,255 272,262
Asansol (Municipal Corporation) 563,917 292,387 271,530
Siliguri (Municipal Corporation) 513,264 263,702 249,562
Maheshtala (Municipality) 448,317 229,693 218,624
Rajpur Sonarpur (Municipality) 424,368 215,405 208,963
South Dum Dum (Municipality) 403,316 202,214 201,102
Rajarhat Gopalpur (Municipality) 402,844 203,911 198,933
Bhatpara (Municipality) 383,762 203,416 180,346

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Kolkata 14,035,959 7,251,908 6,784,051
Asansol 1,243,414 646,052 597,362
Siliguri 705,579 362,523 343,056
Durgapur 580,990 301,607 279,383


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