Thiruvattar Town Panchayat, with population of about 19 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 6th most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thiruvattar town panchayat is 6 km2 and it is the 11th smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 3013 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Thiruvattar Ward No 10 is the most populous ward with population of 1848 and Thiruvattar Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 626.

Nearest railway station is Kuzhithurai which is 15 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 30 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 780 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 19 thousand people, among them 9454 (50%) are male and 9531 (50%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thiruvattar town panchayat is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 4836 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thiruvattar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18,985 18,803 161 21 1,714
Male 9,454 9,359 86 9 862
Female 9,531 9,444 75 12 852

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 61% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 39% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1007 in Hindus are 1008.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thiruvattar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 18,985 7,331 38 11,590 1 8 1 1 15
Male 9,454 3,650 18 5,774 0 3 0 1 8
Female 9,531 3,681 20 5,816 1 5 1 0 7

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 3.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 2.7% which is -2.5% lower than male population growth rate of 5.2%. General caste population has increased by 3.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.7% and child population has decreased by -13% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thiruvattar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3.9% 3.9% 1.9% 16.7% -13%
Male 5.2% 5.1% 11.7% 12.5% -13.9%
Female 2.7% 2.7% -7.4% 20% -12%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1008 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1009, in schedule caste is 872 and in schedule tribe is 1333. There are 988 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thiruvattar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -25 -23 -180 83 21
2011 1008 1009 872 1333 988
2001 1033 1032 1052 1250 967

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 7920 are male and 7659 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thiruvattar is 90%. 92% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thiruvattar

Total Male Female
Change 5.0% 4.8% 5.0%
2011 90.2% 92.2% 88.2%
2001 85.2% 87.4% 83.2%

Workers profile

Thiruvattar has 38% (7229) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 18% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thiruvattar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.1% 33.5% 4.6% 61.9%
Male 58.5% 53.6% 4.9% 41.5%
Female 17.8% 13.5% 4.3% 82.2%