Verkilambi Town Panchayat, with population of about 20 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 3rd most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Verkilambi town panchayat is 16 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1273 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Verkilambi Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 1393 and Verkilambi Ward No 18 is the least populous ward with population of 672.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 15 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 10 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 25 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 756 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 20 thousand people, among them 9936 (50%) are male and 9794 (50%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Verkilambi town panchayat is 10%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 5044 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Verkilambi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19,730 19,623 107 0 1,875
Male 9,936 9,876 60 0 1,008
Female 9,794 9,747 47 0 867

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 20% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 992 in Hindus are 972 and in Muslims are 929.

Religion wise population 2011 - Verkilambi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 19,730 3,906 602 15,199 1 3 0 0 19
Male 9,936 1,981 312 7,630 1 1 0 0 11
Female 9,794 1,925 290 7,569 0 2 0 0 8

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 9.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 6.2% which is -6.9% lower than male population growth rate of 13.1%. General caste population has increased by 9.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -20.7% and child population has decreased by -7.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Verkilambi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.6% 9.8% -20.7% 0% -7.9%
Male 13.1% 13.3% -13% 0% -3.8%
Female 6.2% 6.5% -28.8% 0% -12.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 986 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 987, in schedule caste is 783. There are 860 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 64 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 82 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Verkilambi

Total General SC ST Child
Change -64 -63 -174 0 -82
2011 986 987 783 0 860
2001 1050 1050 957 0 942

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 8306 are male and 7998 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Verkilambi is 91%. 93% of male and 90% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Verkilambi

Total Male Female
Change 8.0% 8.0% 7.9%
2011 91.3% 93% 89.6%
2001 83.3% 85% 81.7%

Workers profile

Verkilambi has 34% (6675) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 11% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Verkilambi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.8% 25.9% 7.9% 66.2%
Male 56% 44.2% 11.8% 44%
Female 11.3% 7.4% 3.9% 88.7%