Valvaithankoshtam Town Panchayat, with population of about 17 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 10th most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Valvaithankoshtam town panchayat is 3 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 6627 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Valvaithankoshtam Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 1391 and Valvaithankoshtam Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 560.

Nearest railway station is Palliyarai which is 3 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 640 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 8310 (49%) are male and 8655 (51%) are female. 100% 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 Valvaithankoshtam town panchayat is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 4406 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Valvaithankoshtam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16,965 16,933 28 4 1,701
Male 8,310 8,294 14 2 863
Female 8,655 8,639 14 2 838

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 22% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1044 in Hindus are 1035 and in Muslims are 1035.

Religion wise population 2011 - Valvaithankoshtam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 16,965 3,710 1,038 12,191 0 9 1 0 16
Male 8,310 1,823 510 5,965 0 4 0 0 8
Female 8,655 1,887 528 6,226 0 5 1 0 8

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 1.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 3% which is 2.7% higher than male population growth rate of 0.3%. General caste population has increased by 2.4%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -81.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 100% and child population has decreased by -8.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Valvaithankoshtam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.7% 2.4% -81.3% 100% -8.9%
Male 0.3% 1.1% -81.6% 0% -7.9%
Female 3% 3.7% -81.1% 0% -10%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1042 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1042, in schedule caste is 1000 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 971 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 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 23 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Valvaithankoshtam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 27 27 26 1000 -23
2011 1042 1042 1000 1000 971
2001 1015 1015 974 0 994

Literacy

Total about 14 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 7097 are male and 7222 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Valvaithankoshtam is 94%. 95% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Valvaithankoshtam

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 3.9% 4.5%
2011 93.8% 95.3% 92.4%
2001 89.6% 91.4% 87.9%

Workers profile

Valvaithankoshtam has 36% (6091) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 17% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Valvaithankoshtam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.9% 30.8% 5.1% 64.1%
Male 55.6% 50% 5.6% 44.4%
Female 17% 12.4% 4.6% 83%