New Mahe Census Town, with population of about 11 thousand is Thalassery sub district's the least populous census town located in Thalassery sub district of Kannur district in the state Kerala in India. Total geographical area of New Mahe census town is 4 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 3002 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is New Mahe Ward No 01 and the population of New Mahe Ward No 01 is about 11 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Thalassery which is 3 km far from here. Thalassery is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Kannur which is 24 km away. Thiruvananthapuram is the state head quarter of the census town and is 480 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 2570 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33°C and minimum temperature goes down to 22°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 11 thousand people, among them 4861 (44%) are male and 6125 (56%) are female. 99% 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 New Mahe census town is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 2144 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - New Mahe

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,986 10,869 84 33 1,287
Male 4,861 4,806 34 21 669
Female 6,125 6,063 50 12 618

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 55% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 44% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 1319 in Hindus are 1193.

Religion wise population 2011 - New Mahe

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,986 4,823 6,023 128 4 2 3 0 3
Male 4,861 2,199 2,597 59 4 0 0 0 2
Female 6,125 2,624 3,426 69 0 2 3 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -2.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 0.5% which is 5.8% higher than male population growth rate of -5.3%. General caste population has decreased by -2.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 162.5% and child population has decreased by -1.5% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - New Mahe

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -2.2% -2.9% 162.5% 0% -1.5%
Male -5.3% -6.1% 100% 0% 1.7%
Female 0.5% -0.3% 233.3% 0% -4.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1260 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1262, in schedule caste is 1471 and in schedule tribe is 571. There are 924 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 72 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 61 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - New Mahe

Total General SC ST Child
Change 72 73 589 571 -61
2011 1260 1262 1471 571 924
2001 1188 1189 882 0 985

Literacy

Total 9439 people in the census town are literate, among them 4094 are male and 5345 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of New Mahe is 97%. 98% of male and 97% 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 - New Mahe

Total Male Female
Change 1.8% 0.3% 3.2%
2011 97.3% 97.7% 97.1%
2001 95.5% 97.4% 93.9%

Workers profile

New Mahe has 24% (2669) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 6% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - New Mahe

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 24.3% 22.7% 1.6% 75.7%
Male 47.1% 45.3% 1.7% 52.9%
Female 6.2% 4.8% 1.4% 93.8%