Vakkom Census Town, with population of about 19 thousand is Chirayinkeezhu sub district's the 4th least populous census town located in Chirayinkeezhu sub district of Thiruvananthapuram district in the state Kerala in India. Total geographical area of Vakkom census town is 6 km2 and it is the smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 3103 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Vakkom Ward No 01 and the population of Vakkom Ward No 01 is about 19 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Kadakkavoor which is 3 km far from here. Chirayinkeezhu is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 8 km. District head quarter of the census town is Thiruvananthapuarm which is 35 km away. Thiruvananthapuram is the state head quarter of the census town and is 35 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1820 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 32°C and minimum temperature goes down to 30°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 19 thousand people, among them 8319 (43%) are male and about 11 thousand (57%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vakkom census town is 10%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 4937 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vakkom

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19,267 17,049 2,192 26 1,922
Male 8,319 7,312 999 8 939
Female 10,948 9,737 1,193 18 983

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1318 in Muslims are 1330.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vakkom

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 19,267 15,453 3,591 155 1 1 1 3 62
Male 8,319 6,667 1,541 76 1 0 0 3 31
Female 10,948 8,786 2,050 79 0 1 1 0 31

Growth of population

Population of the census town has decreased by -7.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is -4.1% which is 8.2% higher than male population growth rate of -12.3%. General caste population has decreased by -8.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -6.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 766.7% and child population has decreased by -18.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vakkom

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -7.8% -8.1% -6.6% 766.7% -18.9%
Male -12.3% -12.7% -9.7% 700% -23.6%
Female -4.1% -4.3% -3.9% 800% -13.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1316 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1332, in schedule caste is 1194 and in schedule tribe is 2250. There are 1047 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 113 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 118 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vakkom

Total General SC ST Child
Change 113 118 72 250 118
2011 1316 1332 1194 2250 1047
2001 1203 1214 1122 2000 929

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 7006 are male and 8896 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vakkom is 92%. 95% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vakkom

Total Male Female
Change 2.3% 0.9% 3.6%
2011 91.7% 94.9% 89.3%
2001 89.4% 94% 85.7%

Workers profile

Vakkom has 35% (6658) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 25% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vakkom

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.6% 25.7% 8.8% 65.4%
Male 47.7% 37.7% 10% 52.3%
Female 24.6% 16.6% 7.9% 75.4%