Minicoy Census Town, with population of about 10 thousand is Minicoy sub district's only census town located in Minicoy sub district of Lakshadweep district in the state Lakshadweep in India. Total geographical area of Minicoy census town is 4 km2. Population density of the census town is 2374 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Minicoy Ward No 01 and the population of Minicoy Ward No 01 is about 10 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Kochi which is 127 km far from here. Minicoy is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Kavaratti which is 252 km away. Kavaratti is the state head quarter of the census town and is 252 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1404 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 34.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 10 thousand people, among them 5366 (51%) are male and 5081 (49%) are female. 4% of the whole population are from general caste and 96% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Minicoy census town is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 1442 households in the census town and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Minicoy

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,447 460 0 9,987 1,004
Male 5,366 354 0 5,012 533
Female 5,081 106 0 4,975 471

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 995 in Hindus are 155.

Religion wise population 2011 - Minicoy

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,447 261 10,090 82 2 8 0 0 4
Male 5,366 226 5,057 70 2 8 0 0 3
Female 5,081 35 5,033 12 0 0 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 10% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9495. Female population growth rate of the census town is 4.2% which is -12% lower than male population growth rate of 16.2%. General caste population has decreased by -30.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.1% and child population has decreased by -12.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Minicoy

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10% -30.5% 0% 13.1% -12.9%
Male 16.2% -31.8% 0% 22.3% -9%
Female 4.2% -25.9% 0% 5.1% -16.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 947 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 299, and in schedule tribe is 993. There are 884 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 decreased by 110 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 84 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Minicoy

Total General SC ST Child
Change -110 23 0 -162 -84
2011 947 299 0 993 884
2001 1057 276 0 1155 968

Literacy

Total 8768 people in the census town are literate, among them 4605 are male and 4163 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Minicoy is 93%. 95% of male and 90% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone down by -1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Minicoy

Total Male Female
Change -0.1% -0.1% -0.6%
2011 92.9% 95.3% 90.3%
2001 93% 95.4% 90.9%

Workers profile

Minicoy has 30% (3138) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 9% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Minicoy

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30% 20.5% 9.6% 70%
Male 49.7% 35.2% 14.5% 50.3%
Female 9.3% 4.9% 4.4% 90.7%