Vilavur Town Panchayat, with population of about 14 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 8th least populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Vilavur town panchayat is 23 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 629 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Vilavur Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of 1706 and Vilavur Ward No 02 is the least populous ward with population of 711.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 6 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 4 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 19 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 746 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 14 thousand people, among them 7147 (50%) are male and 7173 (50%) are female. 96% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vilavur town panchayat is 9%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 3725 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vilavur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14,320 13,809 508 3 1,313
Male 7,147 6,901 245 1 653
Female 7,173 6,908 263 2 660

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 63% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 35% 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 1018 in Hindus are 984 and in Muslims are 931.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vilavur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 14,320 5,069 280 8,958 0 3 0 0 10
Male 7,147 2,555 145 4,439 0 3 0 0 5
Female 7,173 2,514 135 4,519 0 0 0 0 5

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 4.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 3.2% which is -3.2% lower than male population growth rate of 6.4%. General caste population has increased by 3.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 37.7% and child population has decreased by -11.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vilavur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4.7% 3.8% 37.7% 0% -11.7%
Male 6.4% 5.7% 26.9% 0% -13.9%
Female 3.2% 1.9% 49.4% 0% -9.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1004 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1001, in schedule caste is 1073 and in schedule tribe is 2000. There are 1011 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 31 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vilavur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -31 -37 161 2000 49
2011 1004 1001 1073 2000 1011
2001 1035 1038 912 0 962

Literacy

Total about 12 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6008 are male and 5823 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vilavur is 91%. 93% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vilavur

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 4.1% 6.0%
2011 91% 92.5% 89.4%
2001 85.8% 88.4% 83.4%

Workers profile

Vilavur has 35% (5065) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 13% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vilavur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.4% 30.6% 4.8% 64.6%
Male 57.7% 51.7% 6% 42.3%
Female 13.1% 9.5% 3.6% 86.9%