Athur Town Panchayat, with population of about 12 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 3rd least populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Athur town panchayat is 5 km2 and it is the 9th smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2222 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Athur Ward No 10 is the most populous ward with population of 1175 and Athur Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 271.

Nearest railway station is Kuzhithurai which is 7 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 760 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 12 thousand people, among them 6021 (51%) are male and 5889 (49%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Athur town panchayat is 9%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 3047 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Athur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,910 11,847 50 13 1,061
Male 6,021 5,995 20 6 577
Female 5,889 5,852 30 7 484

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 57% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 42% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 977 in Hindus are 982.

Religion wise population 2011 - Athur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 11,910 5,020 20 6,840 2 3 0 0 25
Male 6,021 2,533 11 3,460 1 3 0 0 13
Female 5,889 2,487 9 3,380 1 0 0 0 12

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 1.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 1.2% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 1.7%. General caste population has increased by 1.7%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -40.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 62.5% and child population has decreased by -15.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Athur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.4% 1.7% -40.5% 62.5% -15.1%
Male 1.7% 1.9% -47.4% 100% -8.8%
Female 1.2% 1.4% -34.8% 40% -21.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 978 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 1500 and in schedule tribe is 1167. There are 839 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 136 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Athur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 -5 289 -500 -136
2011 978 976 1500 1167 839
2001 983 981 1211 1667 975

Literacy

Total 9887 people in the city are literate, among them 5066 are male and 4821 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Athur is 91%. 93% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Athur

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 2.4% 4.4%
2011 91.1% 93.1% 89.2%
2001 87.8% 90.7% 84.8%

Workers profile

Athur has 39% (4605) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 20% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Athur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.7% 29.9% 8.8% 61.3%
Male 57% 44.3% 12.7% 43%
Female 19.9% 15.1% 4.8% 80.1%