Agastheeswaram Town Panchayat, with population of 9717 is Agastheeswaram sub district's the 3rd least populous town panchayat located in Agastheeswaram sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Agastheeswaram town panchayat is 3 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 3811 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Agastheeswaram Ward No 11 is the most populous ward with population of 1458 and Agastheeswaram Ward No 02 is the least populous ward with population of 375.

Nearest railway station is Kanniyakumari which is 5 km far from here. Agastheeswaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 16 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 16 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 726 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 9717 people, among them 4809 (49%) are male and 4908 (51%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Agastheeswaram town panchayat is 10%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2620 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,717 9,259 433 25 954
Male 4,809 4,573 223 13 479
Female 4,908 4,686 210 12 475

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1014 in Christians are 1064.

Religion wise population 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,717 8,167 10 1,523 0 0 0 0 17
Male 4,809 4,056 5 738 0 0 0 0 10
Female 4,908 4,111 5 785 0 0 0 0 7

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8995. Female population growth rate of the city is 7.2% which is -1.7% lower than male population growth rate of 8.9%. General caste population has increased by 6.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 44.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1150% and child population has increased by 2.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8% 6.5% 44.3% 1150% 2.6%
Male 8.9% 7.2% 47.7% 1200% -2%
Female 7.2% 5.8% 40.9% 1100% 7.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1021 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1025, in schedule caste is 942 and in schedule tribe is 923. There are 992 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 90 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total General SC ST Child
Change -16 -14 -45 -77 90
2011 1021 1025 942 923 992
2001 1037 1039 987 1000 902

Literacy

Total 8089 people in the city are literate, among them 4080 are male and 4009 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Agastheeswaram is 92%. 94% of male and 90% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total Male Female
Change 0.1% -0.9% 1.0%
2011 92.3% 94.2% 90.4%
2001 92.2% 95.1% 89.4%

Workers profile

Agastheeswaram has 38% (3669) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 20% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Agastheeswaram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.8% 33.8% 3.9% 62.2%
Male 55.7% 51.5% 4.2% 44.3%
Female 20.2% 16.5% 3.7% 79.8%