Jhalda 1 is a Block positioned in Puruliya district in West Bengal. Positioned in urban region of West Bengal, it is one of the 20 blocks of Puruliya district. As per the government records, the block code of Jhalda 1 is 237. The block has 143 villages and there are total 27709 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Jhalda 1's population is 137143. Out of this, 70095 are males whereas the females count 67048 here. This block has 20832 kids in the age group of 0-6 years. Out of this 10716 are boys and 10116 are girls.
Literacy rate in Jhalda 1 block is 56%. 76973 out of total 137143 population is educated here. In males the literacy rate is 67% as 47591 males out of total 70095 are educated whereas female literacy rate is 43% as 29382 out of total 67048 females are literate in this Block.
The dark side is that illiteracy rate of Jhalda 1 block is 43%. Here 60170 out of total 137143 persons are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 32% as 22504 males out of total 70095 are illiterate. Among the females the illiteracy rate is 56% and 37666 out of total 67048 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of working person of Jhalda 1 block is 56219 yet 80924 are un-employed. And out of 56219 employed individual 11140 individuals are entirely dependent on farming.