Kavaratti Census Town, with population of about 11 thousand is Kavaratti sub district's only census town located in Kavaratti sub district of Lakshadweep district in the state Lakshadweep in India. Total geographical area of Kavaratti census town is 4 km2. Population density of the census town is 3088 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kavaratti Ward No 01 and the population of Kavaratti Ward No 01 is about 11 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Kozhikode which is 127 km far from here. Kavaratti is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Kavaratti. Kavaratti is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1061.8 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 32.39°C and minimum temperature goes down to 25.12°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 11 thousand people, among them 6171 (55%) are male and 5039 (45%) are female. 11% of the whole population are from general caste and 89% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kavaratti census town is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2246 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kavaratti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,210 1,258 0 9,952 1,158
Male 6,171 1,008 0 5,163 618
Female 5,039 250 0 4,789 540

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 911 in Hindus are 150.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kavaratti

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 11,210 780 10,313 96 4 0 0 2 15
Male 6,171 678 5,397 86 2 0 0 1 7
Female 5,039 102 4,916 10 2 0 0 1 8

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 10.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 10 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 11.2% which is 0.7% higher than male population growth rate of 10.5%. General caste population has increased by 18.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.9% and child population has decreased by -8.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kavaratti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.8% 18.6% 0% 9.9% -8.4%
Male 10.5% 24.3% 0% 8.1% -8.3%
Female 11.2% 0% 0% 11.8% -8.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 817 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 248, and in schedule tribe is 928. There are 874 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kavaratti

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 -60 0 31 -1
2011 817 248 0 928 874
2001 811 308 0 897 875

Literacy

Total 9207 people in the census town are literate, among them 5296 are male and 3911 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kavaratti is 92%. 95% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kavaratti

Total Male Female
Change 3.0% 1.3% 5.2%
2011 91.6% 95.4% 86.9%
2001 88.6% 94.1% 81.7%

Workers profile

Kavaratti has 31% (3520) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 13% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kavaratti

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.4% 20% 11.4% 68.6%
Male 46.7% 29.9% 16.8% 53.3%
Female 12.7% 7.8% 4.9% 87.3%