Kozhikode District, with population of about 30.9 lakh is Kerala's the 5th most populous district, located in the state Kerala in India. Total geographical area of Kozhikode district is 2345 km2 and it is the 6th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1316 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Kozhikode is the most populous sub district with population of about 16.7 lakh and Vadakara is the least populous sub district with population of about 6.9 lakh.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Kozhikode Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Kozhikode Municipal Corporation; Vadakara and Quilandy Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 30.9 lakh people, among them about 14.7 lakh (48%) are male and about 16.2 lakh (52%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kozhikode district is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 7 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 67% (about 20.7 lakh) live in Kozhikode District urban part and 33% (about 10.1 lakh) population live in the Kozhikode District rural part. Rural population density of Kozhikode district is 724 and urban population density is 2195 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kozhikode

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,086,293 2,871,874 199,191 15,228 335,645
Male 1,470,942 1,366,234 97,279 7,429 170,429
Female 1,615,351 1,505,640 101,912 7,799 165,216

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Kozhikode

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kozhikode 1670860 Raroth 33286 Kozhikode 550440
Quilandy 728168 Kizhakkoth 31261 Kozhikode 431560
Vadakara 687265 Moodadi 30170 Vadakara 75295
Kodiyathur 29816 Quilandy 71873
Thiruvambadi 28820 Beypore 69752
Madavoor 28672 Cheruvannur 61614
Onchiam 28650 Kunnamangalam 47396
Purameri 27612 Olavanna 43895
Kedavur 27273 Kakkodi 42866
Nochad 26857 Chelannur 40697

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 56% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 39% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1071 in Muslims are 1146 and in Christians are 1043.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kozhikode

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,086,293 1,734,958 1,211,131 131,516 297 235 601 588 6,967
Male 1,470,942 837,824 564,489 64,367 169 121 302 325 3,345
Female 1,615,351 897,134 646,642 67,149 128 114 299 263 3,622

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 7.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 28.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 9.2% which is 4.1% higher than male population growth rate of 5.1%. General caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -0.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 156.4% and child population has decreased by -3.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kozhikode

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.2% 7.5% -0.9% 156.4% -3.3%
Male 5.1% 5.3% -1.1% 154.1% -3.8%
Female 9.2% 9.6% -0.7% 158.6% -2.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1098 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1102, in schedule caste is 1048 and in schedule tribe is 1050. There are 969 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 41 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kozhikode

Total General SC ST Child
Change 41 43 5 19 10
2011 1098 1102 1048 1050 969
2001 1057 1059 1043 1031 959

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kozhikode

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Vadakara 1134 Moodadi 1169 Azhiyur 1208
Quilandy 1121 Purameri 1167 Thikkody 1193
Kozhikode 1074 Onchiam 1167 Thuneri 1190
Chengottukavu 1153 Eramala 1186
Payyoli 1141 Thurayur 1171
Thiruvallur 1140 Edacheri 1168
Vavad 1136 Chekkiad 1166
Kakkur 1131 Villiappally 1163
Narippatta 1129 Chemancheri 1161
Kinalur 1129 Atholi 1160

Literacy

Total about 26.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 12.7 lakh are male and about 13.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kozhikode is 95%. 97% of male and 93% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kozhikode

Total Male Female
Change 2.9% 1.3% 4.4%
2011 95.1% 97.4% 93%
2001 92.2% 96.1% 88.6%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kozhikode

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kozhikode 96 Sivapuram 97 Kakkodi 97
Quilandy 94 Nellipoyil 97 Kuruvattur 97
Vadakara 94 Narikkuni 97 Pantheeramkavu 97
Kakkad 97 Panangad 97
Thiruvambadi 96 Chelannur 97
Kakkur 96 Kunnamangalam 97
Madavoor 96 Kozhikode 97
Kedavur 96 Olavanna 96
Unnikulam 96 Kozhikode 96
Chempanoda 96 Thazhecode 96

Workers profile

Kozhikode has 31% (about 9.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 12% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kozhikode

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.7% 24.4% 6.3% 69.3%
Male 51.1% 43.3% 7.8% 48.9%
Female 12.2% 7.2% 4.9% 87.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kozhikode

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chakkittapara 124.2 Kozhikode 124.6
Koodaranji 87 Kozhikode 124.6
Thiruvambadi 84 Quilandy 29.1
Kavilumpara 81.8 Poolacode 28.5
Chempanoda 53.8 Ulliyeri 25.9
Kodencheri 47.6 Chekkiad 24.5
Nellipoyil 47.3 Kunnamangalam 24.4
Puthuppadi 39.1 Chelannur 23.9
Thinoor 35.2 Nanmanda 23.1
Kedavur 31.3 Balusseri 22.4