Thenthamaraikulam Town Panchayat, with population of about 12 thousand is Agastheeswaram sub district's the 8th least populous town panchayat located in Agastheeswaram sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thenthamaraikulam town panchayat is 9 km2 and it is the 5th biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1349 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Thenthamaraikulam Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 1124 and Thenthamaraikulam Ward No 01 is the least populous ward with population of 567.

Nearest railway station is Kanniyakumari which is 8 km far from here. Agastheeswaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Nagercoil which is 10 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 715 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 12 thousand people, among them 5891 (50%) are male and 5981 (50%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thenthamaraikulam town panchayat is 9%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 3100 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thenthamaraikulam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11,872 11,821 51 0 1,106
Male 5,891 5,867 24 0 543
Female 5,981 5,954 27 0 563

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 67% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 32% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1004 in Christians are 1033.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thenthamaraikulam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 11,872 7,951 131 3,782 0 0 0 0 8
Male 5,891 3,968 60 1,860 0 0 0 0 3
Female 5,981 3,983 71 1,922 0 0 0 0 5

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 6.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 5.4% which is -3% lower than male population growth rate of 8.4%. General caste population has increased by 7.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -51.9% and child population has decreased by -7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thenthamaraikulam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.9% 7.5% -51.9% -100% -7%
Male 8.4% 9.1% -55.6% -100% -9.2%
Female 5.4% 5.9% -48.1% 0% -4.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1015 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1015, in schedule caste is 1125. There are 1037 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 29 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thenthamaraikulam

Total General SC ST Child
Change -29 -30 162 0 49
2011 1015 1015 1125 0 1037
2001 1044 1045 963 0 988

Literacy

Total about 10 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 5126 are male and 5005 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thenthamaraikulam is 94%. 96% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thenthamaraikulam

Total Male Female
Change 3.6% 3.1% 4.0%
2011 94.1% 95.8% 92.4%
2001 90.5% 92.7% 88.4%

Workers profile

Thenthamaraikulam has 39% (4618) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 20% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thenthamaraikulam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.9% 28% 10.9% 61.1%
Male 57.6% 45.5% 12.2% 42.4%
Female 20.4% 10.8% 9.6% 79.6%