Kulasekaram Town Panchayat, with population of about 17 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 9th most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Kulasekaram town panchayat is 6 km2 and it is the 10th smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2763 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Kulasekaram Ward No 07 is the most populous ward with population of 1533 and Kulasekaram Ward No 17 is the least populous ward with population of 405.

Nearest railway station is Kuzhithurai which is 11 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 33 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 753 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 17 thousand people, among them 8556 (50%) are male and 8711 (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 Kulasekaram town panchayat is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 4421 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kulasekaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,267 16,947 230 90 1,622
Male 8,556 8,399 116 41 820
Female 8,711 8,548 114 49 802

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 52% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 38% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 10% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 988 in Christians are 1045 and in Muslims are 1080.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kulasekaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 17,267 8,981 1,708 6,559 3 4 1 0 11
Male 8,556 4,518 821 3,208 2 2 0 0 5
Female 8,711 4,463 887 3,351 1 2 1 0 6

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 5.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 7.4% which is 3.6% higher than male population growth rate of 3.8%. General caste population has increased by 6.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -32.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 45.2% and child population has decreased by -8.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kulasekaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.6% 6.3% -32.6% 45.2% -8.6%
Male 3.8% 4.4% -30.1% 32.3% -8.8%
Female 7.4% 8.1% -34.9% 58.1% -8.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1018 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1018, in schedule caste is 983 and in schedule tribe is 1195. There are 978 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 34 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kulasekaram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 34 35 -71 195 5
2011 1018 1018 983 1195 978
2001 984 983 1054 1000 973

Literacy

Total about 14 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 7159 are male and 7032 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kulasekaram is 91%. 93% of male and 89% 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 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kulasekaram

Total Male Female
Change 5.9% 4.5% 7.3%
2011 90.7% 92.5% 88.9%
2001 84.8% 88% 81.6%

Workers profile

Kulasekaram has 36% (6156) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 14% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kulasekaram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.7% 30.3% 5.4% 64.3%
Male 58% 50.7% 7.3% 42%
Female 13.7% 10.3% 3.5% 86.3%