Kottayam Taluka, with population of about 6.3 lakh is Kottayam district's the most populous sub district, located in Kottayam district of the state Kerala in India. There are 16 villages in the sub district, among them Pampady is the most populous village with population of about 36 thousand and Veloor is the least populous village with population of 1533. Kumarakam is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 52 km2 and Muttampalam is the smallest with 2 km2.

There are 10 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kottayam Municipality; Panachikkad, Perumbaikad, Athirampuzha, Nattakam and Aimanam Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.3 lakh people, among them about 3.1 lakh (49%) are male and about 3.2 lakh (51%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kottayam taluka is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.6 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 57% (about 3.6 lakh) live in Kottayam Sub District urban part and 43% (about 2.7 lakh) population live in the Kottayam Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kottayam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 631,885 590,839 37,603 3,443 52,998
Male 309,162 289,059 18,390 1,713 26,827
Female 322,723 301,780 19,213 1,730 26,171

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kottayam

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Pampady 35627 Kottayam 55374
Manarcad 33501 Panachikkad 43595
Ayarkunnam 28718 Perumbaikad 42839
Kooroppada 25999 Athirampuzha 40438
Arpookara 23366 Nattakam 38599
Kumarakam 22422 Aimanam 34470
Peroor 18691 Puthuppally 29635
Anikkad 16897 Vijayapuram 29248
Akalakunnam 15082 Ettumanoor 26993
Onamthuruth 13375 Chengalam South 16111

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 50% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 46% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1041 in Christians are 1051 and in Muslims are 1000.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kottayam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 631,885 318,533 23,463 287,895 72 90 27 207 1,598
Male 309,162 156,081 11,733 140,341 39 38 16 118 796
Female 322,723 162,452 11,730 147,554 33 52 11 89 802

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 0.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 1.5% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of -0.3%. General caste population has decreased by -0%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 74.9% and child population has decreased by -20.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kottayam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 0.6% -0% 7.3% 74.9% -20.4%
Male -0.3% -0.9% 6.5% 81.8% -20.8%
Female 1.5% 0.9% 8% 68.5% -20%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1044 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1044, in schedule caste is 1045 and in schedule tribe is 1010. There are 976 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kottayam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 18 19 14 -80 10
2011 1044 1044 1045 1010 976
2001 1026 1025 1031 1090 966

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kottayam

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chengalam East 1075 Kottayam 1075
Muttampalam 1065 Puthuppally 1072
Pampady 1057 Vijayapuram 1069
Onamthuruth 1050 Perumbaikad 1059
Peroor 1046 Aimanam 1057
Akalakunnam 1044 Nattakam 1053
Manarcad 1041 Panachikkad 1040
Thiruvarpu 1040 Ettumanoor 1034
Kooroppada 1037 Chengalam South 1034
Kumarakam 1029 Athirampuzha 1010

Literacy

Total about 5.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.8 lakh are male and about 2.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kottayam is 98%. 98% of male and 97% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kottayam

Total Male Female
Change 1.0% 0.4% 1.6%
2011 97.6% 98.2% 97%
2001 96.6% 97.8% 95.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kottayam

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Veloor 99 Puthuppally 98
Muttampalam 99 Nattakam 98
Meenadam 98 Chengalam South 98
Thiruvarpu 98 Vijayapuram 98
Pampady 98 Panachikkad 98
Kooroppada 98 Ettumanoor 98
Peroor 98 Kottayam 98
Manarcad 98 Perumbaikad 98
Kumarakam 98 Athirampuzha 98
Chengalam East 98 Aimanam 97

Workers profile

Kottayam has 36% (about 2.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 19% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kottayam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.2% 31% 5.3% 63.8%
Male 54% 48.2% 5.7% 46%
Female 19.2% 14.4% 4.8% 80.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kottayam

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kumarakam 52.1 Aimanam 29.3
Pampady 31.1 Panachikkad 23
Kooroppada 27.6 Puthuppally 22.4
Ayarkunnam 25.1 Nattakam 22.3
Thiruvarpu 24.3 Athirampuzha 20.3
Akalakunnam 23.6 Ettumanoor 16
Arpookara 23.4 Kottayam 16
Anikkad 22.7 Perumbaikad 14
Manarcad 20 Vijayapuram 11.8
Kaipuzha 13.2 Chengalam South 11.4