Kappiyarai Town Panchayat, with population of about 16 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 11th most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Kappiyarai town panchayat is 5 km2 and it is the 7th smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 3532 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Kappiyarai Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 1442 and Kappiyarai Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 505.

Nearest railway station is Palliyadi which is 2 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 25 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 780 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 16 thousand people, among them 7858 (49%) are male and 8140 (51%) are female. 99% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kappiyarai town panchayat is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 4045 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kappiyarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,998 15,773 225 0 1,634
Male 7,858 7,751 107 0 813
Female 8,140 8,022 118 0 821

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 33% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1034 in Hindus are 1034.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kappiyarai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,998 5,312 39 10,630 2 4 0 0 11
Male 7,858 2,612 19 5,225 0 0 0 0 2
Female 8,140 2,700 20 5,405 2 4 0 0 9

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 19.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 21.6% which is 3.9% higher than male population growth rate of 17.7%. General caste population has increased by 20%; Schedule caste population has increased by 1.4% and child population has increased by 26.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kappiyarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.7% 20% 1.4% 0% 26.2%
Male 17.7% 18% -0.9% 0% 20.8%
Female 21.6% 21.9% 3.5% 0% 32%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1036 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1035, in schedule caste is 1103. There are 1010 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 33 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 86 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kappiyarai

Total General SC ST Child
Change 33 33 47 0 86
2011 1036 1035 1103 0 1010
2001 1003 1002 1056 0 924

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6709 are male and 6780 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kappiyarai is 94%. 95% of male and 93% 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 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kappiyarai

Total Male Female
Change 4.9% 3.4% 6.4%
2011 93.9% 95.2% 92.6%
2001 89% 91.8% 86.2%

Workers profile

Kappiyarai has 36% (5688) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 15% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kappiyarai

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.6% 28.2% 7.4% 64.4%
Male 57% 48.2% 8.8% 43%
Female 14.9% 8.9% 6% 85.1%