Cherukunnu Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Kannur sub district's the 7th least populous census town located in Kannur sub district of Kannur district in the state Kerala in India. Total geographical area of Cherukunnu census town is 15 km2 and it is the 9th biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1051 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Cherukunnu Ward No 01 and the population of Cherukunnu Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Kannapuram which is 1 km far from here. Kannur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 16 km. District head quarter of the census town is Kannur which is 16 km away. Thiruvananthapuram is the state head quarter of the census town and is 531 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 2990 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 32°C and minimum temperature goes down to 23°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 7153 (44%) are male and 8958 (56%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Cherukunnu census town is 12%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 3418 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Cherukunnu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16,111 14,913 1,158 40 1,908
Male 7,153 6,575 556 22 962
Female 8,958 8,338 602 18 946

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 56% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 35% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 9% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1240 in Muslims are 1298 and in Christians are 1177.

Religion wise population 2011 - Cherukunnu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 16,111 8,984 5,648 1,448 1 4 1 0 25
Male 7,153 4,011 2,458 665 1 3 0 0 15
Female 8,958 4,973 3,190 783 0 1 1 0 10

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 0.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 2.9% which is 4.9% higher than male population growth rate of -2%. General caste population has increased by 1.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -8.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 344.4% and child population has increased by 1.5% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Cherukunnu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 0.7% 1.2% -8.2% 344.4% 1.5%
Male -2% -1.5% -9.3% 175% -2.4%
Female 2.9% 3.5% -7.1% 1700% 5.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1252 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1268, in schedule caste is 1083 and in schedule tribe is 818. There are 983 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 59 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 77 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Cherukunnu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 59 61 26 693 77
2011 1252 1268 1083 818 983
2001 1193 1207 1057 125 906

Literacy

Total about 14 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 6056 are male and 7490 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Cherukunnu is 95%. 98% of male and 93% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Cherukunnu

Total Male Female
Change 4.0% 1.0% 6.5%
2011 95.4% 97.8% 93.5%
2001 91.4% 96.8% 87%

Workers profile

Cherukunnu has 29% (4633) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 15% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Cherukunnu

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28.8% 20.8% 8% 71.2%
Male 46.5% 36.3% 10.2% 53.5%
Female 14.6% 8.4% 6.3% 85.4%