Reethapuram Town Panchayat, with population of about 21 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 2nd most populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Reethapuram town panchayat is 3 km2 and it is the 4th smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 6340 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Reethapuram Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of 2771 and Reethapuram Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 840.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 10 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 7 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 18 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 768 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 21 thousand people, among them about 11 thousand (50%) are male and about 11 thousand (50%) are female. 96% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Reethapuram town panchayat is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 5210 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Reethapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21,177 20,304 873 0 2,270
Male 10,575 10,133 442 0 1,164
Female 10,602 10,171 431 0 1,106

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 73% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 27% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 991 in Hindus are 1036.

Religion wise population 2011 - Reethapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 21,177 5,639 40 15,483 0 2 0 0 13
Male 10,575 2,769 19 7,776 0 1 0 0 10
Female 10,602 2,870 21 7,707 0 1 0 0 3

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 78.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 71.8% which is -13.2% lower than male population growth rate of 85%. General caste population has increased by 84%; Schedule caste population has increased by 3.4% and child population has increased by 62.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Reethapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 78.2% 84% 3.4% -100% 62.3%
Male 85% 91.5% 5.5% -100% 63%
Female 71.8% 77.2% 1.4% -100% 61.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1003 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1004, in schedule caste is 975. There are 950 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 77 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Reethapuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change -77 -81 -39 -1200 -9
2011 1003 1004 975 0 950
2001 1080 1085 1014 1200 959

Literacy

Total about 17 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 8746 are male and 8669 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Reethapuram is 92%. 93% of male and 91% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Reethapuram

Total Male Female
Change 2.6% 1.0% 4.0%
2011 92.1% 92.9% 91.3%
2001 89.5% 91.9% 87.3%

Workers profile

Reethapuram has 33% (7082) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 12% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Reethapuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.4% 27.1% 6.3% 66.6%
Male 54.9% 47.5% 7.4% 45.1%
Female 12% 6.8% 5.2% 88%