Thingalnagar Town Panchayat, with population of about 14 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 7th least populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thingalnagar town panchayat is 8 km2 and it is the 10th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1665 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Thingalnagar Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of 1173 and Thingalnagar Ward No 09 is the least populous ward with population of 498.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel 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 18 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 14 thousand people, among them 6729 (50%) are male and 6838 (50%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thingalnagar town panchayat is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3538 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thingalnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13,567 13,186 378 3 1,181
Male 6,729 6,544 183 2 603
Female 6,838 6,642 195 1 578

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 62% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 36% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1013 in Christians are 1015 and in Muslims are 1132.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thingalnagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 13,567 8,356 356 4,840 2 1 0 0 12
Male 6,729 4,151 167 2,402 2 0 0 0 7
Female 6,838 4,205 189 2,438 0 1 0 0 5

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 6.3% which is -3.5% lower than male population growth rate of 9.8%. General caste population has increased by 9.4%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -24.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -66.7% and child population has decreased by -12.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thingalnagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8% 9.4% -24.6% -66.7% -12.4%
Male 9.8% 11.5% -28.2% 0% -9.7%
Female 6.3% 7.4% -20.7% -85.7% -15%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1016 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1015, in schedule caste is 1066 and in schedule tribe is 500. There are 959 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 34 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 59 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thingalnagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -34 -38 101 -3000 -59
2011 1016 1015 1066 500 959
2001 1050 1053 965 3500 1018

Literacy

Total about 12 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 5849 are male and 5715 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thingalnagar is 93%. 95% of male and 91% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thingalnagar

Total Male Female
Change 6.2% 5.4% 6.9%
2011 93.4% 95.5% 91.3%
2001 87.2% 90.1% 84.4%

Workers profile

Thingalnagar has 36% (4913) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 15% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thingalnagar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.2% 27% 9.2% 63.8%
Male 57.6% 45.1% 12.4% 42.4%
Female 15.2% 9.1% 6.1% 84.8%