Dharamapuram Census Town, with population of about 17 thousand is Agastheeswaram sub district's the most populous census town located in Agastheeswaram sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Dharamapuram census town is 1 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 11888 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Dharamapuram Ward No 01 and the population of Dharamapuram Ward No 01 is about 17 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Nagercoil which is 13 km far from here. Agastheeswaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 13 km. District head quarter of the census town is Nagercoil which is 13 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 about 17 thousand people, among them 8768 (50%) are male and 8708 (50%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dharamapuram census town is 9%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 4457 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dharamapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,476 16,547 925 4 1,636
Male 8,768 8,319 448 1 886
Female 8,708 8,228 477 3 750

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 8% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 979 in Christians are 1153 and in Muslims are 1007.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dharamapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 17,476 15,530 572 1,365 1 0 0 0 8
Male 8,768 7,846 285 634 0 0 0 0 3
Female 8,708 7,684 287 731 1 0 0 0 5

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 989, in schedule caste is 1065 and in schedule tribe is 3000. There are 847 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.


Total about 14 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 7415 are male and 7079 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dharamapuram is 92%. 94% of male and 89% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Dharamapuram has 37% (6402) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 16% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dharamapuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.6% 28.8% 7.9% 63.4%
Male 56.7% 48.2% 8.5% 43.3%
Female 16.5% 9.2% 7.2% 83.5%