Somvarpet Taluka, with population of about 2.1 lakh is Kodagu district's the most populous sub district, located in Kodagu district of the state Karnataka in India. There are 130 villages in the sub district, among them Kudumangalore is the most populous village with population of 9346 and Kattepura Forest is the least populous village with population of 4. Kumaralli is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 62 km2 and Yedavanadu Forest Ii is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kushalnagar and Somvarpet Town Panchayats.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1 lakh (49%) are male and about 1 lakh (51%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Somvarpet taluka is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 53 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 89% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Somvarpet Sub District rural part and 11% (about 22 thousand) population live in the Somvarpet Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Somvarpet

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 206,505 161,441 34,527 10,537 19,991
Male 101,888 79,946 16,771 5,171 10,089
Female 104,617 81,495 17,756 5,366 9,902

Most populated Villages and Cities in Somvarpet

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kudumangalore 9346 Kushalnagar 15326
Mullusoge 9189 Somvarpet 6729
Ulugulli 7829
Nelliyahadikeri 7673
Bidarur 5879
Kudige 5532
Choudlu 5309
Cherala Srimangala 3901
Thorenur 3821
Doddakodli 3769

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1028 in Muslims are 1020 and in Christians are 1026.

Religion wise population 2011 - Somvarpet

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 206,505 172,799 27,095 6,206 52 61 108 79 105
Male 101,888 85,198 13,411 3,063 32 32 60 36 56
Female 104,617 87,601 13,684 3,143 20 29 48 43 49

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 0.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 1.4% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of -0.8%. General caste population has decreased by -2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.5% and child population has decreased by -21.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Somvarpet

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 0.3% -2% 8% 14.5% -21.3%
Male -0.8% -2.8% 5.5% 12% -22%
Female 1.4% -1.3% 10.5% 17% -20.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1027 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1019, in schedule caste is 1059 and in schedule tribe is 1038. There are 981 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Somvarpet

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 15 49 44 18
2011 1027 1019 1059 1038 981
2001 1004 1004 1010 994 963

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Somvarpet

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Malambi Forest 1500 Somvarpet 1001
Cheekanalli 1432 Kushalnagar 980
Nidtha Forest I Bit 1391
Yedavanadu Forest I Bit 1308
Dundalli 1270
Agalli 1203
Nakalagodu 1167
Kalakandur 1162
Malambi 1152
Urugutti 1149

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 80 thousand are male and about 72 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Somvarpet is 82%. 87% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Somvarpet

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 2.4% 5.1%
2011 81.5% 87.4% 75.8%
2001 77.8% 85% 70.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Somvarpet

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Malambi Forest 100 Kushalnagar 90
Kattepura Forest 100 Somvarpet 89
Shanthalli 97
Kothanalli 96
Haraga 95
Abbimatta 94
Managali 94
Yedavanadu Forest I Bit 93
Nanjarayapatna 93
Thalthare Shetalli 91

Workers profile

Somvarpet has 50% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 38% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 35% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Somvarpet

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.3% 46.9% 3.4% 49.7%
Male 62.6% 59.2% 3.4% 37.4%
Female 38.2% 34.9% 3.4% 61.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Somvarpet

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kumaralli 61.8 Kushalnagar 3.3
Surlabi 54.8 Somvarpet 1.3
Garvale 24.7
Anekad Forest 19.8
Thorenur 19.2
Cherala Srimangala 18.8
Muvathoklu 18.1
Gadinad Forest 16.9
Kothanalli 16.6
Andagove 16.6