Out of the entire population of the West Bengal state, 68.13% people reside in rural areas as per Census 2011. 62,183,113 people out of the total population live in rural area in which the number of males is 31,844,945 and females are 30,338,168.
In rural areas, the female sex ratio was 953 females per 1000 males. The total number of children between 0-6 years living in rural areas was 7,820,710. Average literacy rate in rural areas was 72.13%, however the total literates were 39,213,779.