Gandipuram Census Town, with population of 6106 is Agastheeswaram sub district's the 2nd most populous census town located in Agastheeswaram sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Gandipuram census town is 3 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 2220 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Gandipuram Ward No 01 and the population of Gandipuram Ward No 01 is 6106.

Nearest railway station is Nagercoil which is 2 km far from here. Agastheeswaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 5 km. District head quarter of the census town is Nagercoil which is 2 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 750 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.


The census town is home to 6106 people, among them 3080 (50%) are male and 3026 (50%) are female. 96% 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 Gandipuram census town is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 1625 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gandipuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,106 5,885 217 4 576
Male 3,080 2,968 109 3 299
Female 3,026 2,917 108 1 277

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 10% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 8% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 973 in Christians are 966 and in Muslims are 1096.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gandipuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,106 4,967 503 635 0 0 0 0 1
Male 3,080 2,517 240 323 0 0 0 0 0
Female 3,026 2,450 263 312 0 0 0 0 1

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 982 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 983, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 333. There are 926 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.


Total 5239 people in the census town are literate, among them 2672 are male and 2567 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gandipuram is 95%. 96% of male and 93% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Gandipuram has 34% (2069) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 13% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gandipuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.9% 30.3% 3.6% 66.1%
Male 54.4% 49.4% 5% 45.6%
Female 13% 10.8% 2.2% 87%