Peruvilai Census Town, with population of 6090 is Agastheeswaram sub district's the 4th least populous census town located in Agastheeswaram sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Peruvilai census town is 6 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1072 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Peruvilai Ward No 01 and the population of Peruvilai Ward No 01 is 6090.

Nearest railway station is Nagercoil which is 3 km far from here. Agastheeswaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Nagercoil which is 3 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.


The census town is home to 6090 people, among them 3012 (49%) are male and 3078 (51%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Peruvilai census town is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 1608 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Peruvilai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,090 5,790 258 42 595
Male 3,012 2,856 131 25 318
Female 3,078 2,934 127 17 277

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 55% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 25% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 20% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1000 in Christians are 1064 and in Muslims are 1034.

Religion wise population 2011 - Peruvilai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,090 3,322 1,245 1,513 0 1 0 0 9
Male 3,012 1,661 612 733 0 1 0 0 5
Female 3,078 1,661 633 780 0 0 0 0 4

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1022 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1027, in schedule caste is 969 and in schedule tribe is 680. There are 871 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.


Total 5130 people in the census town are literate, among them 2568 are male and 2562 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Peruvilai is 93%. 95% of male and 91% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Peruvilai has 33% (2039) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 13% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Peruvilai

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.5% 32.1% 1.4% 66.5%
Male 54.5% 53% 1.6% 45.5%
Female 12.9% 11.7% 1.2% 87.1%