Kavaratti Sub Division, with population of about 11 thousand is Lakshadweep district's the most populous sub district, located in Lakshadweep district of the state Lakshadweep in India. There is only one village in this sub district which is Suheli Cheriyakara and the population of Suheli Cheriyakara is 11.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kavaratti Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 11 thousand people, among them 6182 (55%) are male and 5039 (45%) are female. 11% of the whole population are from general caste and 89% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kavaratti sub division is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2249 households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

100% population of Kavaratti sub division live in the Kavaratti Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kavaratti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,221 1,266 0 9,955 1,158
Male 6,182 1,016 0 5,166 618
Female 5,039 250 0 4,789 540

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kavaratti

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Suheli Cheriyakara 11 Kavaratti 11210

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 910 in Hindus are 149.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kavaratti

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 11,221 788 10,316 96 4 0 0 2 15
Male 6,182 686 5,400 86 2 0 0 1 7
Female 5,039 102 4,916 10 2 0 0 1 8

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -34.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -36.4% which is -3.1% lower than male population growth rate of -33.3%. General caste population has decreased by -6.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -37.2% and child population has decreased by -53.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kavaratti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -34.7% -6.2% 0% -37.2% -53.9%
Male -33.3% 0.1% 0% -37.5% -52.6%
Female -36.4% -25.1% 0% -36.9% -55.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 815 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 246, and in schedule tribe is 927. There are 874 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 decreased by 39 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 54 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kavaratti

Total General SC ST Child
Change -39 -83 0 9 -54
2011 815 246 0 927 874
2001 854 329 0 918 928

Cities with highest sex ratio in Kavaratti

Cities
Name Sex Ratio
Kavaratti 817

Literacy

Total 9218 people in the sub district are literate, among them 5307 are male and 3911 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kavaratti is 92%. 95% of male and 87% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kavaratti

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 1.8% 5.8%
2011 91.6% 95.4% 86.9%
2001 87.9% 93.6% 81.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kavaratti

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Suheli Cheriyakara 100 Kavaratti 92

Workers profile

Kavaratti has 31% (3531) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 13% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kavaratti

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.5% 20% 11.5% 68.5%
Male 46.8% 29.9% 16.9% 53.2%
Female 12.7% 7.8% 4.9% 87.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kavaratti

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Suheli Cheriyakara 0.3 Kavaratti 3.6