Manavalakurichi Town Panchayat, with population of about 11 thousand is Kalkulam sub district's the 2nd least populous town panchayat located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Manavalakurichi town panchayat is 4 km2 and it is the 5th smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2612 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Manavalakurichi Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 1069 and Manavalakurichi Ward No 07 is the least populous ward with population of 336.

Nearest railway station is Eraniel which is 8 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 18 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 618 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 11 thousand people, among them 5478 (50%) are male and 5491 (50%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Manavalakurichi town panchayat is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 2636 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Manavalakurichi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,969 10,669 300 0 1,057
Male 5,478 5,320 158 0 553
Female 5,491 5,349 142 0 504

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 45% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 39% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 16% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1037 in Christians are 997 and in Muslims are 922.

Religion wise population 2011 - Manavalakurichi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,969 4,929 1,776 4,246 3 6 0 0 9
Male 5,478 2,420 924 2,126 3 2 0 0 3
Female 5,491 2,509 852 2,120 0 4 0 0 6

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 5.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 10 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 5.2% which is -0.3% lower than male population growth rate of 5.5%. General caste population has increased by 6.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -17.6% and child population has decreased by -11% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Manavalakurichi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.3% 6.2% -17.6% -100% -11%
Male 5.5% 6.4% -16.8% 0% -7.8%
Female 5.2% 6% -18.4% -100% -14.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1002 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 899. There are 911 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 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 67 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Manavalakurichi

Total General SC ST Child
Change -4 -4 -17 0 -67
2011 1002 1005 899 0 911
2001 1006 1009 916 0 978

Literacy

Total 9383 people in the city are literate, among them 4738 are male and 4645 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Manavalakurichi is 95%. 96% of male and 93% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Manavalakurichi

Total Male Female
Change 7.7% 6.5% 8.7%
2011 94.7% 96.2% 93.1%
2001 87% 89.7% 84.4%

Workers profile

Manavalakurichi has 35% (3815) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 13% female population are working population. 46% 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 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Manavalakurichi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.8% 27% 7.8% 65.2%
Male 56.8% 45.5% 11.3% 43.2%
Female 12.8% 8.5% 4.3% 87.2%