Kundah Taluka, with population of about 46 thousand is The Nilgiris district's the least populous sub district, located in The Nilgiris district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 5 villages in the sub district, among them Balacola is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Kinnakkorai is the least populous village with population of 1306. Mulligoor is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 170 km2 and Kinnakkorai is the smallest with 20 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kilkunda and Bikketti Town Panchayats.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 46 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (48%) are male and about 24 thousand (52%) are female. 63% of the whole population are from general caste, 36% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kundah taluka is 7%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 14 thousand households in the sub district and an average 3 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 68% (about 32 thousand) live in Kundah Sub District rural part and 32% (about 15 thousand) population live in the Kundah Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kundah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 46,307 28,956 16,830 521 3,270
Male 22,335 13,755 8,331 249 1,630
Female 23,972 15,201 8,499 272 1,640

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kundah

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Balacola 13622 Kilkunda 8886
Ithalar 9876 Bikketti 5864
Mulligoor 4647
Melkundah 2106
Kinnakkorai 1306

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 3% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1074 in Christians are 1103 and in Muslims are 1000.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kundah

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 46,307 43,936 934 1,241 2 3 2 0 189
Male 22,335 21,181 467 590 0 1 2 0 94
Female 23,972 22,755 467 651 2 2 0 0 95

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -11.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 52 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -10.8% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of -12.8%. General caste population has decreased by -16.9%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -1.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -13.6% and child population has decreased by -35.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kundah

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -11.8% -16.9% -1.1% -13.6% -35.9%
Male -12.8% -18.7% -0.7% -16.7% -36.9%
Female -10.8% -15.3% -1.4% -10.5% -34.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1073 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1105, in schedule caste is 1020 and in schedule tribe is 1092. There are 1006 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kundah

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 44 -7 75 30
2011 1073 1105 1020 1092 1006
2001 1049 1061 1027 1017 976

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kundah

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kinnakkorai 1159 Bikketti 1076
Balacola 1091 Kilkunda 1076
Ithalar 1075
Mulligoor 1020
Melkundah 1006

Literacy

Total about 36 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 19 thousand are male and about 17 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kundah is 83%. 91% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kundah

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 2.8% 7.5%
2011 83.5% 91.3% 76.2%
2001 78.4% 88.5% 68.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kundah

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Balacola 86 Kilkunda 86
Ithalar 82 Bikketti 85
Mulligoor 81
Kinnakkorai 79
Melkundah 73

Workers profile

Kundah has 58% (about 27 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 53% female population are working population. 60% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 50% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kundah

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 57.9% 54.6% 3.3% 42.1%
Male 63.1% 59.8% 3.4% 36.9%
Female 53.1% 49.7% 3.3% 46.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kundah

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mulligoor 170.1 Kilkunda 26.2
Melkundah 33.2 Bikketti 13
Balacola 31
Ithalar 24.3
Kinnakkorai 20.1