Mandaikadu Town Panchayat, with population of about 13 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 6th least populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Mandaikadu town panchayat is 2 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 6053 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Mandaikadu Ward No 11 is the most populous ward with population of 1591 and Mandaikadu Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 153.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 5 km far from here. Kalkulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 10 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 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 13 thousand people, among them 6611 (50%) are male and 6706 (50%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mandaikadu town panchayat is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 3444 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mandaikadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13,317 13,077 233 7 1,382
Male 6,611 6,499 108 4 716
Female 6,706 6,578 125 3 666

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 57% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 43% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 989 in Christians are 1048.

Religion wise population 2011 - Mandaikadu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 13,317 7,575 28 5,706 1 2 1 0 4
Male 6,611 3,808 12 2,786 0 1 0 0 4
Female 6,706 3,767 16 2,920 1 1 1 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 7.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 8.4% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 6.8%. General caste population has increased by 6.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 64.1% and child population has increased by 0.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mandaikadu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.6% 6.9% 64.1% 0% 0.2%
Male 6.8% 6.2% 54.3% 0% 1%
Female 8.4% 7.6% 73.6% 0% -0.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1014 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1012, in schedule caste is 1157 and in schedule tribe is 750. There are 930 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mandaikadu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 12 128 750 -15
2011 1014 1012 1157 750 930
2001 1000 1000 1029 0 945

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 5384 are male and 5361 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mandaikadu is 90%. 91% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mandaikadu

Total Male Female
Change 5.3% 4.5% 6.1%
2011 90% 91.3% 88.8%
2001 84.7% 86.8% 82.7%

Workers profile

Mandaikadu has 35% (4724) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 16% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mandaikadu

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.5% 26.3% 9.2% 64.5%
Male 55.5% 44% 11.5% 44.5%
Female 15.7% 8.7% 7% 84.3%