Putheri Census Town, with population of 5576 is Agastheeswaram sub district's the 3rd least populous census town located in Agastheeswaram sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Putheri census town is 5 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1167 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Putheri Ward No 01 and the population of Putheri Ward No 01 is 5576.

Nearest railway station is Kottar which is 3 km far from here. Agastheeswaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 8 km. District head quarter of the census town is Nagercoil which is 8 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 760 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1142.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 23.9°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 5576 people, among them 2798 (50%) are male and 2778 (50%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Putheri census town is 9%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 1577 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Putheri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,576 4,924 634 18 499
Male 2,798 2,471 317 10 245
Female 2,778 2,453 317 8 254

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 987 in Christians are 1059.

Religion wise population 2011 - Putheri

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,576 5,060 27 488 0 0 0 0 1
Male 2,798 2,547 13 237 0 0 0 0 1
Female 2,778 2,513 14 251 0 0 0 0 0

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 993 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 993, in schedule caste is 1000 and in schedule tribe is 800. There are 1037 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.

Literacy

Total 4850 people in the census town are literate, among them 2484 are male and 2366 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Putheri is 96%. 97% of male and 94% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Putheri has 34% (1921) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 13% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Putheri

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.5% 29.8% 4.6% 65.5%
Male 56.1% 50.1% 6.1% 43.9%
Female 12.6% 9.5% 3.1% 87.4%