Kuttanad Taluka, with population of about 1.9 lakh is Alappuzha district's the least populous sub district, located in Alappuzha district of the state Kerala in India. There are 14 villages in the sub district, among them Edathua is the most populous village with population of about 22 thousand and Neelamperoor is the least populous village with population of 5841. Kainakary North is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 33 km2 and Kainakary South is the smallest with 7 km2.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.9 lakh people, among them about 93 thousand (48%) are male and about 100 thousand (52%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kuttanad taluka is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 47 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

100% population of Kuttanad taluka live in the Kuttanad Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kuttanad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 193,007 174,821 17,803 383 18,638
Male 93,013 84,140 8,683 190 9,501
Female 99,994 90,681 9,120 193 9,137

Most populated Villages in Kuttanad

Villages
Name Population
Edathua 21699
Thalavady 20556
Champakkulam 15848
Thakazhy 15758
Kainakary South 15405
Pulinkunnu 15210
Nedumudi 14601
Kunnumma 14252
Kavalam 13089
Veliyanad 12501

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 60% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 39% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1073 in Christians are 1079.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kuttanad

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 193,007 115,117 1,289 75,937 76 26 4 26 532
Male 93,013 55,543 616 36,530 39 10 0 15 260
Female 99,994 59,574 673 39,407 37 16 4 11 272

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -5.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -4.5% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of -6.7%. General caste population has decreased by -6.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 0.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 622.6% and child population has decreased by -16.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kuttanad

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -5.5% -6.3% 0.2% 622.6% -16.8%
Male -6.7% -7.4% -0.5% 555.2% -17.5%
Female -4.5% -5.1% 0.8% 704.2% -16.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1075 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1078, in schedule caste is 1050 and in schedule tribe is 1016. There are 962 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kuttanad

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 26 13 188 17
2011 1075 1078 1050 1016 962
2001 1050 1052 1037 828 945

Villages with highest sex ratio in Kuttanad

Villages
Name Sex Ratio
Thakazhy 1110
Thalavady 1105
Kainakary South 1092
Edathua 1091
Veliyanad 1075
Champakkulam 1075
Muttar 1073
Ramankary 1073
Nedumudi 1071
Pulinkunnu 1064

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 82 thousand are male and about 88 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kuttanad is 98%. 98% of male and 97% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kuttanad

Total Male Female
Change 0.9% 0.3% 1.5%
2011 97.6% 98.3% 97%
2001 96.7% 98% 95.5%

Villages with highest literacy rate in Kuttanad

Villages
Name Literacy Rate %
Pulinkunnu 98
Champakkulam 98
Neelamperoor 98
Ramankary 98
Kainakary North 98
Kavalam 98
Thalavady 98
Kainakary South 98
Veliyanad 98
Edathua 98

Workers profile

Kuttanad has 38% (about 73 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 24% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kuttanad

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.9% 25.5% 12.4% 62.1%
Male 52.9% 39.8% 13.1% 47.1%
Female 23.9% 12.1% 11.8% 76.1%

Biggest Villages in Kuttanad

Villages
Name Area (Km2)
Kainakary North 33.2
Pulinkunnu 28.6
Edathua 27.1
Thakazhy 25.3
Kavalam 23.3
Champakkulam 23
Nedumudi 20.2
Veliyanad 19.4
Thalavady 15.8
Ramankary 11.4