Thirparappu Town Panchayat, with population of about 22 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thirparappu town panchayat is 11 km2 and it is the 5th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2044 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Thirparappu Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 1814 and Thirparappu Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 668.

Nearest railway station is Kuzhithurai which is 13 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 20 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 35 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 755 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1142.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 23.9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 22 thousand people, among them about 11 thousand (49%) are male and about 11 thousand (51%) are female. 99% 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 Thirparappu town panchayat is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 5839 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thirparappu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22,401 22,078 186 137 1,990
Male 11,034 10,872 91 71 1,008
Female 11,367 11,206 95 66 982

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 57% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 41% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1023 in Christians are 1021 and in Not Stateds are 1650.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thirparappu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 22,401 12,804 149 9,077 4 4 0 0 363
Male 11,034 6,328 73 4,491 2 3 0 0 137
Female 11,367 6,476 76 4,586 2 1 0 0 226

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 3.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 22 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 3.1% which is 0.1% higher than male population growth rate of 3%. General caste population has increased by 3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -12.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 71.3% and child population has decreased by -12.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thirparappu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3.1% 3% -12.3% 71.3% -12.7%
Male 3% 2.9% -9% 73.2% -10.7%
Female 3.1% 3% -15.2% 69.2% -14.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1030 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1031, in schedule caste is 1044 and in schedule tribe is 930. There are 974 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 45 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thirparappu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 2 -76 -21 -45
2011 1030 1031 1044 930 974
2001 1030 1029 1120 951 1019

Literacy

Total about 18 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9011 are male and 8908 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thirparappu is 88%. 90% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thirparappu

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 4.9% 5.8%
2011 87.8% 89.9% 85.8%
2001 82.5% 85% 80%

Workers profile

Thirparappu has 38% (8595) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 17% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thirparappu

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.4% 29.2% 9.2% 61.6%
Male 60.6% 48.4% 12.2% 39.4%
Female 16.8% 10.4% 6.3% 83.2%