Alur Town Panchayat, with population of about 15 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 10th least populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Alur town panchayat is 8 km2 and it is the 11th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1860 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Alur Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 2531 and Alur Ward No 12 is the least populous ward with population of 274.

Nearest railway station is Virani which is 10 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 12 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 8 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 759 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 15 thousand people, among them 7460 (50%) are male and 7603 (50%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Alur town panchayat is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 3882 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Alur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,063 13,733 1,322 8 1,448
Male 7,460 6,780 678 2 720
Female 7,603 6,953 644 6 728

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 56% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 35% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 9% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1002 in Christians are 1054 and in Muslims are 997.

Religion wise population 2011 - Alur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,063 8,414 1,328 5,265 1 3 0 0 52
Male 7,460 4,203 665 2,563 0 3 0 0 26
Female 7,603 4,211 663 2,702 1 0 0 0 26

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 21.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 21.6% which is -0.2% lower than male population growth rate of 21.8%. General caste population has increased by 18.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 66.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by 0% and child population has increased by 9.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Alur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.7% 18.6% 66.1% 0% 9.8%
Male 21.8% 18.3% 73.8% -50% 7.1%
Female 21.6% 19% 58.6% 50% 12.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1019 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1026, in schedule caste is 950 and in schedule tribe is 3000. 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 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 48 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Alur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -2 7 -91 2000 48
2011 1019 1026 950 3000 1011
2001 1021 1019 1041 1000 963

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6399 are male and 6223 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Alur is 93%. 95% of male and 91% 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 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Alur

Total Male Female
Change 4.4% 3.1% 5.6%
2011 92.7% 94.9% 90.5%
2001 88.3% 91.8% 84.9%

Workers profile

Alur has 40% (5965) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 23% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Alur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.6% 29.7% 9.9% 60.4%
Male 56.9% 46.1% 10.8% 43.1%
Female 22.6% 13.5% 9% 77.4%