Thiruvithancode Town Panchayat, with population of about 19 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 7th most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thiruvithancode town panchayat is 11 km2 and it is the 6th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1783 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Thiruvithancode Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 1539 and Thiruvithancode Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 557.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 4 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 2 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 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 19 thousand people, among them 9240 (49%) are male and 9483 (51%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thiruvithancode town panchayat is 11%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 4469 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thiruvithancode

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18,723 17,659 1,064 0 2,044
Male 9,240 8,709 531 0 1,107
Female 9,483 8,950 533 0 937

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 42% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 41% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 16% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1007 in Muslims are 1051 and in Christians are 1017.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thiruvithancode

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 18,723 7,898 7,770 3,038 1 3 0 0 13
Male 9,240 3,935 3,789 1,506 1 2 0 0 7
Female 9,483 3,963 3,981 1,532 0 1 0 0 6

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 14.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 13.9% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 14.4%. General caste population has increased by 14.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13% and child population has increased by 13.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thiruvithancode

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.2% 14.3% 13% -100% 13.4%
Male 14.4% 14.6% 12.7% -100% 20.2%
Female 13.9% 14.1% 13.2% -100% 6.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1026 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1028, in schedule caste is 1004. There are 846 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 111 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thiruvithancode

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 -5 4 -1250 -111
2011 1026 1028 1004 0 846
2001 1031 1033 1000 1250 957

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 7758 are male and 7881 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thiruvithancode 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 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thiruvithancode

Total Male Female
Change 3.4% 2.0% 4.6%
2011 93.8% 95.4% 92.2%
2001 90.4% 93.4% 87.6%

Workers profile

Thiruvithancode has 36% (6656) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 14% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thiruvithancode

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.5% 28.2% 7.3% 64.5%
Male 57.2% 47.6% 9.6% 42.8%
Female 14.5% 9.4% 5.1% 85.5%