Kumta Taluka, with population of about 1.5 lakh is Uttara Kannada district's the 5th most populous sub district, located in Uttara Kannada district of the state Karnataka in India. There are 110 villages in the sub district, among them Gokarn is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Tannirhonda is the least populous village with population of 20. Nagur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 34 km2 and Toppalgutta is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kumta Town Municipal Council and Out Growth; and Kumta Town Municipal Council.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 78 thousand (50%) are male and about 77 thousand (50%) are female. 94% 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 Kumta taluka is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 35 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 76% (about 1.2 lakh) live in Kumta Sub District rural part and 24% (about 37 thousand) population live in the Kumta Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kumta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 154,280 144,357 9,697 226 13,693
Male 77,704 72,831 4,759 114 7,075
Female 76,576 71,526 4,938 112 6,618

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kumta

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Gokarn 13539 Kumta 36719
Hegde 6918 Kumta 29266
Kagal 4081
Holanagadde 3709
Nadumaskeri 3599
Divgi 3357
Mirjan 3343
Aghanashini 3283
Hiregutti 3076
Mur00R 2433

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 985 in Muslims are 981 and in Christians are 997.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kumta

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 154,280 139,538 10,845 3,703 10 0 143 0 41
Male 77,704 70,279 5,475 1,854 4 0 65 0 27
Female 76,576 69,259 5,370 1,849 6 0 78 0 14

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 5.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 6.4% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 5.2%. General caste population has increased by 5.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 10.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 201.3% and child population has decreased by -17.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kumta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.8% 5.4% 10.6% 201.3% -17.2%
Male 5.2% 4.9% 8.7% 159.1% -16.7%
Female 6.4% 5.8% 12.6% 261.3% -17.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 985 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 982, in schedule caste is 1038 and in schedule tribe is 982. There are 935 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kumta

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 8 36 277 -13
2011 985 982 1038 982 935
2001 975 974 1002 705 948

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kumta

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Toppalgutta 1444 Kumta 1009
Nilkod 1383 Kumta 1004
Honagere 1170
Kundguni 1150
Toregazani 1119
Hegde-Hosalli 1113
Mugvekanvadi 1108
Devagiri 1092
Harumaskeri 1080
Bankikodla 1080

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 65 thousand are male and about 57 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kumta is 87%. 92% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kumta

Total Male Female
Change 7.0% 4.2% 9.7%
2011 86.6% 91.8% 81.3%
2001 79.6% 87.6% 71.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kumta

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Toregazani 99 Kumta 91
Yelavalli 96 Kumta 91
Nilkod 96
Hubbangeri 95
Algar 95
Sandolli-Muttolli 94
Alvalli 94
Gonehalli 93
Manikatta 93
Yattinabail 93

Workers profile

Kumta has 41% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 21% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kumta

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.2% 32.4% 8.9% 58.8%
Male 60.8% 51% 9.8% 39.2%
Female 21.4% 13.4% 8% 78.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kumta

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Nagur 34.3 Kumta 20.4
Medini 26.8 Kumta 20.4
Yana 25.3
Morse 21.2
Bellangi 20
Sandolli-Muttolli 18.9
Gokarn 17
Yelavalli 15.5
Hebbail 15
Kodambale 14.7