Changanassery Taluka, with population of about 3.6 lakh is Kottayam district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Kottayam district of the state Kerala in India. There are 11 villages in the sub district, among them Kurichy is the most populous village with population of about 36 thousand and Changanassery is the least populous village with population of 4754. Vazhoor is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 29 km2 and Vazhappally Padinjaru is the smallest with 12 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Changanassery Municipality; Thrikkodithanam, Chethipuzha and Paippad Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.6 lakh people, among them about 1.7 lakh (48%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (52%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Changanassery taluka is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 89 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 64% (about 2.3 lakh) live in Changanassery Sub District rural part and 36% (about 1.3 lakh) population live in the Changanassery Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Changanassery

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 355,736 320,175 34,143 1,418 31,538
Male 172,433 155,066 16,676 691 15,998
Female 183,303 165,109 17,467 727 15,540

Most populated Villages and Cities in Changanassery

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kurichy 35815 Changanassery 47685
Madappally 35176 Thrikkodithanam 33819
Vazhoor 23909 Chethipuzha 25145
Karukachal 22977 Paippad 21338
Nedumkunnam 22394
Kangazha 21340
Vakathanam 19589
Vellavoor 17150
Thottackad 13990
Vazhappally Padinjaru 10655

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 47% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 46% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 7% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1059 in Christians are 1061 and in Muslims are 1097.

Religion wise population 2011 - Changanassery

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 355,736 167,950 23,709 162,624 27 114 9 89 1,214
Male 172,433 81,584 11,307 78,894 11 53 5 38 541
Female 183,303 86,366 12,402 83,730 16 61 4 51 673

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 1.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 2.3% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of -0%. General caste population has increased by 0.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 2.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 62.8% and child population has decreased by -20.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Changanassery

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.2% 0.9% 2.4% 62.8% -20.2%
Male -0% -0.4% 1.9% 65.7% -21.1%
Female 2.3% 2.1% 2.9% 60.1% -19.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1063 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1065, in schedule caste is 1047 and in schedule tribe is 1052. There are 971 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Changanassery

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 26 10 -37 21
2011 1063 1065 1047 1052 971
2001 1039 1039 1037 1089 950

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Changanassery

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Changanassery 1095 Changanassery 1087
Vakathanam 1078 Chethipuzha 1073
Karukachal 1075 Paippad 1067
Nedumkunnam 1064 Thrikkodithanam 1049
Kangazha 1062
Vazhappally Padinjaru 1060
Vazhoor 1055
Vellavoor 1054
Madappally 1050
Kurichy 1046

Literacy

Total about 3.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.5 lakh are male and about 1.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Changanassery is 98%. 98% of male and 97% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Changanassery

Total Male Female
Change 1.3% 0.7% 1.8%
2011 97.7% 98.2% 97.1%
2001 96.4% 97.5% 95.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Changanassery

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Thottackad 98 Thrikkodithanam 98
Nedumkunnam 98 Chethipuzha 98
Vazhoor 98 Paippad 98
Vakathanam 98 Changanassery 97
Madappally 98
Karukachal 98
Kangazha 98
Vellavoor 98
Kurichy 97
Changanassery 96

Workers profile

Changanassery has 33% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 16% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Changanassery

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.5% 27.6% 5.9% 66.5%
Male 51.8% 45% 6.9% 48.2%
Female 16.2% 11.2% 5% 83.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Changanassery

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Vazhoor 28.6 Changanassery 13.5
Kangazha 27.2 Thrikkodithanam 11.4
Nedumkunnam 25.3 Chethipuzha 10.2
Madappally 24 Paippad 8.9
Vellavoor 23.5
Karukachal 21.2
Kurichy 16.2
Vakathanam 14.6
Changanassery 13.9
Thottackad 11.9