Eranholi Census Town, with population of about 26 thousand is Thalassery sub district's the 5th most populous census town located in Thalassery sub district of Kannur district in the state Kerala in India. Total geographical area of Eranholi census town is 10 km2 and it is the 6th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2561 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Eranholi Ward No 01 and the population of Eranholi Ward No 01 is about 26 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Thalassery which is 7 km far from here. Thalassery is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 7 km. District head quarter of the census town is Kannur which is 25 km away. Thiruvananthapuram is the state head quarter of the census town and is 482 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 3335 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 32°C and minimum temperature goes down to 22°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 26 thousand people, among them about 12 thousand (45%) are male and about 14 thousand (55%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Eranholi census town is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 6042 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Eranholi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25,818 25,398 363 57 2,224
Male 11,741 11,530 189 22 1,118
Female 14,077 13,868 174 35 1,106

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1184 in Muslims are 1293 and in Christians are 1189

Religion wise population 2011 - Eranholi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 25,818 21,749 3,421 324 1 2 0 4 317
Male 11,741 9,957 1,492 148 1 2 0 2 139
Female 14,077 11,792 1,929 176 0 0 0 2 178

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 4.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 6.1% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 3.5%. General caste population has increased by 4.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 850% and child population has decreased by -8.3% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Eranholi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.9% 4.6% 15.6% 850% -8.3%
Male 3.5% 3.2% 16.7% 1000% -9%
Female 6.1% 5.8% 14.5% 775% -7.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1199 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1203, in schedule caste is 921 and in schedule tribe is 1591. There are 989 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 30 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Eranholi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 30 30 -17 -409 17
2011 1199 1203 921 1591 989
2001 1169 1173 938 2000 972

Literacy

Total about 23 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 10 thousand are male and about 13 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Eranholi is 98%. 99% of male and 98% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Eranholi

Total Male Female
Change 1.9% 0.8% 2.9%
2011 98.3% 98.8% 97.9%
2001 96.4% 98% 95%

Workers profile

Eranholi has 36% (9341) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 21% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Eranholi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.2% 30.3% 5.9% 63.8%
Male 54.9% 49.7% 5.2% 45.1%
Female 20.6% 14.1% 6.5% 79.4%