Alagappapuram Town Panchayat, with population of 9626 is Agastheeswaram sub district's the 2nd least populous town panchayat located in Agastheeswaram sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Alagappapuram town panchayat is 9 km2 and it is the 6th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1115 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Alagappapuram Ward No 11 is the most populous ward with population of 1044 and Alagappapuram Ward No 09 is the least populous ward with population of 359.

Nearest railway station is Kanniyakumari which is 8 km far from here. Agastheeswaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 15 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 750 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1142.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 23.9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 9626 people, among them 4646 (48%) are male and 4980 (52%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Alagappapuram town panchayat is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2656 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Alagappapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,626 8,896 725 5 959
Male 4,646 4,278 363 5 483
Female 4,980 4,618 362 0 476

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 27% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1115 in Hindus are 962.

Religion wise population 2011 - Alagappapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,626 2,614 75 6,932 1 3 0 0 1
Male 4,646 1,332 34 3,278 0 2 0 0 0
Female 4,980 1,282 41 3,654 1 1 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 18.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8121. Female population growth rate of the city is 14.4% which is -8.9% lower than male population growth rate of 23.3%. General caste population has increased by 18.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 22.3% and child population has increased by 10% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Alagappapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.5% 18.2% 22.3% 0% 10%
Male 23.3% 22.4% 32.5% 0% 10%
Female 14.4% 14.5% 13.5% 0% 9.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1072 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1079, in schedule caste is 997. There are 986 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 83 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Alagappapuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change -83 -75 -167 0 0
2011 1072 1079 997 0 986
2001 1155 1154 1164 0 986

Literacy

Total 8272 people in the city are literate, among them 4048 are male and 4224 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Alagappapuram is 95%. 97% of male and 94% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Alagappapuram

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.0% 6.9%
2011 95.4% 97.2% 93.8%
2001 90.3% 94.2% 86.9%

Workers profile

Alagappapuram has 33% (3194) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 15% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Alagappapuram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.2% 28.9% 4.3% 66.8%
Male 53% 46.6% 6.4% 47%
Female 14.7% 12.4% 2.3% 85.3%