Erattupetta Census Town, with population of about 35 thousand is Meenachil sub district's only census town located in Meenachil sub district of Kottayam district in the state Kerala in India. Total geographical area of Erattupetta census town is 18 km2. Population density of the census town is 1903 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Erattupetta Ward No 01 and the population of Erattupetta Ward No 01 is about 35 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Ettumanoor which is 24 km far from here. Meenachil is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 12 km. District head quarter of the census town is Kottayam which is 40 km away. Thiruvananthapuram is the state head quarter of the census town and is 179 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 3025 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37°C and minimum temperature goes down to 25°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 35 thousand people, among them about 18 thousand (50%) are male and about 17 thousand (50%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Erattupetta census town is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 7686 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Erattupetta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34,814 34,189 423 202 4,474
Male 17,555 17,245 207 103 2,294
Female 17,259 16,944 216 99 2,180

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 75% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 12% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 12% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 968 in Hindus are 1002 and in Christians are 1070.

Religion wise population 2011 - Erattupetta

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 34,814 4,304 26,205 4,262 2 0 0 2 39
Male 17,555 2,150 13,315 2,059 1 0 0 2 28
Female 17,259 2,154 12,890 2,203 1 0 0 0 11

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 17.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 30 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 18.1% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 16.5%. General caste population has increased by 16.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 381% and child population has increased by 3.6% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Erattupetta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.3% 16.8% 11.6% 381% 3.6%
Male 16.5% 16.2% 3% 347.8% 5.4%
Female 18.1% 17.5% 21.3% 421.1% 1.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 983 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 983, in schedule caste is 1043 and in schedule tribe is 961. There are 950 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 34 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Erattupetta

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 11 157 135 -34
2011 983 983 1043 961 950
2001 971 972 886 826 984

Literacy

Total about 29 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them about 15 thousand are male and about 14 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Erattupetta is 95%. 97% of male and 94% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Erattupetta

Total Male Female
Change 2.6% 0.8% 4.4%
2011 95.5% 97.4% 93.5%
2001 92.9% 96.6% 89.1%

Workers profile

Erattupetta has 32% (about 11 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 10% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Erattupetta

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 32.4% 29.7% 2.7% 67.6%
Male 54.4% 51.3% 3.1% 45.6%
Female 10% 7.7% 2.3% 90%