Kalpeni Census Town, with population of 4419 is Kalpeni sub district's only census town located in Kalpeni sub district of Lakshadweep district in the state Lakshadweep in India. Total geographical area of Kalpeni census town is 3 km2. Population density of the census town is 1584 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kalpeni Ward No 01 and the population of Kalpeni Ward No 01 is 4419.

Nearest railway station is Kozhikode which is 127 km far from here. Kalpeni is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Kavaratti which is 124 km away. Kavaratti is the state head quarter of the census town and is 124 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1680 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35°C and minimum temperature goes down to 26°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 4419 people, among them 2324 (53%) are male and 2095 (47%) are female. 8% of the whole population are from general caste and 92% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kalpeni census town is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 934 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kalpeni

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,419 368 0 4,051 433
Male 2,324 324 0 2,000 218
Female 2,095 44 0 2,051 215

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 4% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1003 in Hindus are 49 and in Christians are 52.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kalpeni

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,419 191 4,159 61 0 0 0 1 7
Male 2,324 182 2,076 58 0 0 0 1 7
Female 2,095 9 2,083 3 0 0 0 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 2.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4321. Female population growth rate of the census town is 2.5% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of 2%. General caste population has decreased by -9.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 3.4% and child population has decreased by -22.5% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kalpeni

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2.3% -9.1% 0% 3.4% -22.5%
Male 2% -5.5% 0% 3.4% -16.8%
Female 2.5% -29% 0% 3.5% -27.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 901 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 136, and in schedule tribe is 1026. There are 986 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 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 148 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kalpeni

Total General SC ST Child
Change 4 -45 0 2 -148
2011 901 136 0 1026 986
2001 897 181 0 1024 1134

Literacy

Total 3778 people in the census town are literate, among them 2054 are male and 1724 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kalpeni is 95%. 98% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kalpeni

Total Male Female
Change 10.4% 5.7% 15.9%
2011 94.8% 97.5% 91.7%
2001 84.4% 91.8% 75.8%

Workers profile

Kalpeni has 37% (1620) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 15% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kalpeni

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.7% 28.1% 8.6% 63.3%
Male 56.3% 44.9% 11.4% 43.7%
Female 14.9% 9.4% 5.5% 85.1%