Mulagumudu Town Panchayat, with population of about 20 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 4th most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Mulagumudu town panchayat is 9 km2 and it is the 9th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2299 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Mulagumudu Ward No 04 is the most populous ward with population of 2355 and Mulagumudu Ward No 06 is the least populous ward with population of 488.

Nearest railway station is Palliyadi which is 5 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 8 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 20 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 660 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 9603 (49%) are male and 9935 (51%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mulagumudu town panchayat is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 5041 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mulagumudu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19,538 19,224 304 10 1,859
Male 9,603 9,458 142 3 968
Female 9,935 9,766 162 7 891

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 70% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 30% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1045 in Hindus are 1012.

Religion wise population 2011 - Mulagumudu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 19,538 5,821 85 13,607 2 1 1 0 21
Male 9,603 2,893 43 6,653 0 0 0 0 14
Female 9,935 2,928 42 6,954 2 1 1 0 7

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 6.7% which is -3.1% lower than male population growth rate of 9.8%. General caste population has increased by 8.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.8% and child population has decreased by -2.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mulagumudu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.2% 8.1% 11.8% 0% -2.5%
Male 9.8% 9.8% 5.2% 0% 4%
Female 6.7% 6.5% 18.2% 0% -8.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1035 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1033, in schedule caste is 1141 and in schedule tribe is 2333. There are 920 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 30 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 127 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mulagumudu

Total General SC ST Child
Change -30 -32 126 2333 -127
2011 1035 1033 1141 2333 920
2001 1065 1065 1015 0 1047

Literacy

Total about 17 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 8203 are male and 8352 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mulagumudu 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 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mulagumudu

Total Male Female
Change 3.7% 3.1% 4.4%
2011 93.6% 95% 92.3%
2001 89.9% 91.9% 87.9%

Workers profile

Mulagumudu has 36% (6960) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 16% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mulagumudu

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.6% 30.5% 5.2% 64.4%
Male 55.8% 51.8% 4.1% 44.2%
Female 16.1% 9.9% 6.2% 83.9%