West Bengal Population - Census India 2011

West Bengal is one of state in India with population of 9,12,76,115. There are 19 districts, 360 Taluks, 40,218 villages and 921 towns in West Bengal.

As per the Census India 2011, West Bengal has 2,03,80,315 households, population of 9,12,76,115 of which 4,68,09,027 are males and 4,44,67,088 are females. The population of children between age 0-6 is 1,05,81,466 which is 11.59% of total population.

The sex-ratio of West Bengal state is around 950 compared to 943 which is national average of India. The literacy rate of West Bengal state is 67.42% out of which 72.25% males are literate and 62.34% females are literate. The total area of West Bengal is 88,752 sq.km with population density of 1,028 per sq.km.

Out of total population, 68.13% of population lives in Urban area and 31.87% lives in Rural area. There are 23.51% Scheduled Caste (SC) and 5.8% Scheduled Tribe (ST) of total population in West Bengal.

West Bengal Religion Population

DescriptionPopulationPercentage
Total9,12,76,115100%
Hindu6,43,85,54670.54%
Muslim2,46,54,82527.01%
Other religions and persuasions9,42,2971.03%
Christian6,58,6180.72%
Buddhist2,82,8980.31%
Religion not stated2,28,2670.25%
Sikh63,5230.07%
Jain60,1410.07%

West Bengal Urban & Rural Population

Out of total population, 50% of population lives in Urban area and 60% lives in Rural area
DescriptionUrbanRural
Area(sq.km)5,119.4183,632.59
Number of households65,67,1501,38,13,165
Total Population2,90,93,0026,21,83,113
Population (%)51.44%48.79%
Male Population1,49,64,0823,18,44,945
Female Population1,41,28,9203,03,38,168
Sex Ratio944953
Literacy (%)76.73%63.06%

List of Districts in West Bengal

Check out complete list of all districts in West Bengal
DistrictPopulationArea (km2)Po. DensitySex-ratio
North Twenty Four Parganas1,00,09,7814,0942445955
South Twenty Four Parganas81,61,9619,960819956
Barddhaman 77,17,5637,0241099945
Murshidabad 71,03,8075,3241334958
Paschim Medinipur59,13,4579,368631966
Hugli 55,19,1453,1491753961
Nadia 51,67,6003,9271316947
Purba Medinipur50,95,8754,7131081938
Haora48,50,0291,4673306939
Kolkata44,96,69418524306908
Maldah 39,88,8453,7331069944
Jalpaiguri 38,72,8466,227622953
Bankura 35,96,6746,882523957
Birbhum35,02,4044,545771956
Uttar Dinajpur30,07,1343,140958939
Puruliya29,30,1156,259468957
Koch Bihar28,19,0863,387832942
Darjiling 18,46,8233,149586970
Dakshin Dinajpur16,76,2762,219755956

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West Bengal Population Facts

Number of Households2,03,80,315
Population9,12,76,115
Male Population4,68,09,027 (51.28%)
Female Population4,44,67,088 (48.72%)
Children Population1,05,81,466
Area88,752 km2
Population density/km21,028
Sex-ratio950
Literacy67.42%
Male Literacy72.25%
Female Literacy62.34%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) %5.8%
Scheduled Caste (SC) %23.51%

Map of West Bengal

Big Cities

Kolkata44,96,694
Haora10,77,075
Durgapur5,66,517
Asansol5,63,917
Maheshtala4,48,317
Rajpur Sonarpur4,24,368
South DumDum4,03,316
Rajarhat Gopalpur4,02,844
Bhatpara3,86,019
Bhatpara3,86,019