Kothanallur Town Panchayat, with population of about 18 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 8th most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Kothanallur town panchayat is 8 km2 and it is the 12th smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2355 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Kothanallur Ward No 18 is the most populous ward with population of 1728 and Kothanallur Ward No 15 is the least populous ward with population of 272.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 10 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 6 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 23 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 750 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 18 thousand people, among them 8852 (50%) are male and 8810 (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 Kothanallur town panchayat is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 4514 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kothanallur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,662 17,544 111 7 1,648
Male 8,852 8,791 57 4 852
Female 8,810 8,753 54 3 796

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 76% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 21% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 991 in Hindus are 1008 and in Muslims are 963.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kothanallur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 17,662 3,647 422 13,508 2 8 0 0 75
Male 8,852 1,816 215 6,783 1 5 0 0 32
Female 8,810 1,831 207 6,725 1 3 0 0 43

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 11.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 8.5% which is -5.6% lower than male population growth rate of 14.1%. General caste population has increased by 11.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -30.6% and child population has decreased by -6.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kothanallur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.2% 11.6% -30.6% 0% -6.8%
Male 14.1% 14.4% -26% 0% 0.9%
Female 8.5% 8.9% -34.9% 0% -13.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 995 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 996, in schedule caste is 947 and in schedule tribe is 750. There are 934 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 51 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 162 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kothanallur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -51 -50 -131 750 -162
2011 995 996 947 750 934
2001 1046 1046 1078 0 1096

Literacy

Total about 15 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 7461 are male and 7202 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kothanallur is 92%. 93% of male and 90% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kothanallur

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 3.3% 5.0%
2011 91.6% 93.3% 89.9%
2001 87.4% 90% 84.9%

Workers profile

Kothanallur has 35% (6257) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 13% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kothanallur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.4% 28.5% 6.9% 64.6%
Male 57.9% 48.7% 9.2% 42.1%
Female 12.9% 8.2% 4.7% 87.1%