Vilavancode Taluka, with population of about 5.9 lakh is Kanniyakumari district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Kanniyakumari district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 8 villages in the sub district, among them Ezhudesam is the most populous village with population of about 16 thousand and Kilamalai R.F. is the least populous village with population of 294. Kilamalai R.F. is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 63 km2 and Ezhudesam is the smallest with 4 km2.

There are 37 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kollancode, Edaicode, Ezhudesam, Pacode and Unnamalaikadai Town Panchayats (limited to 5 most populous); Painkulam, Vilathurai, Methukummal, Vellamcode and Adaikkakuzhi Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous) and Kuzhithurai Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 5.9 lakh people, among them about 2.9 lakh (49%) are male and about 3 lakh (51%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vilavancode taluka is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.5 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 5.3 lakh) live in Vilavancode Sub District urban part and 10% (about 61 thousand) population live in the Vilavancode Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vilavancode

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 590,567 575,639 11,958 2,970 59,142
Male 291,713 284,392 5,867 1,454 30,189
Female 298,854 291,247 6,091 1,516 28,953

Most populated Villages and Cities in Vilavancode

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Ezhudesam 16478 Kollancode 38385
Keezhkulam 13097 Edaicode 25378
Paloor 8690 Ezhudesam 24657
Edaicode 8459 Pacode 24050
Mancode 6481 Unnamalaikadai 23656
Nattalam 5101 Painkulam 23630
Arudesam 2383 Kadayal 21665
Kilamalai R.F. 294 Kuzhithurai 21307
Killiyoor 20938
Vilathurai 19758

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 58% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 39% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1029 in Hindus are 1015 and in Muslims are 1019.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vilavancode

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 590,567 228,139 14,619 345,203 54 182 82 5 2,283
Male 291,713 113,248 7,240 170,097 26 91 39 3 969
Female 298,854 114,891 7,379 175,106 28 91 43 2 1,314

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 11.8% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 9.5%. General caste population has increased by 10.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -0.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 265.8% and child population has decreased by -3.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vilavancode

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.7% 10.5% -0.3% 265.8% -3.2%
Male 9.5% 9.3% 0.8% 269% -2.7%
Female 11.8% 11.7% -1.3% 262.7% -3.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1024 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1024, in schedule caste is 1038 and in schedule tribe is 1043. There are 959 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vilavancode

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 22 -22 -18 -12
2011 1024 1024 1038 1043 959
2001 1003 1002 1060 1061 971

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Vilavancode

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mancode 1062 Palugal 1087
Arudesam 1058 Karungal 1079
Kilamalai R.F. 1028 Manjalumoodu 1073
Paloor 1025 Palappallam 1068
Edaicode 1018 Vanniyoor 1065
Nattalam 993 Puliyoorsalai 1062
Keezhkulam 969 Mathicode 1056
Ezhudesam 968 Mancad 1046
Malayadi 1044
Methukummal 1041

Literacy

Total about 4.8 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.4 lakh are male and about 2.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vilavancode is 90%. 93% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vilavancode

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 3.5% 5.6%
2011 90.3% 92.5% 88.2%
2001 85.8% 89% 82.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Vilavancode

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Arudesam 95 Kuzhithurai 94
Paloor 94 Kulappuram 93
Edaicode 93 Vanniyoor 93
Nattalam 90 Nadaikavu 93
Mancode 89 Nattalam 93
Keezhkulam 88 Choozhal 93
Ezhudesam 82 Nalloor 92
Kilamalai R.F. 79 Unnamalaikadai 92
Mancad 92
Karungal 92

Workers profile

Vilavancode has 36% (about 2.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 17% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vilavancode

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.5% 27.7% 8.8% 63.5%
Male 56.3% 44.8% 11.5% 43.7%
Female 17.1% 11.1% 6.1% 82.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vilavancode

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kilamalai R.F. 63 Karungal 18.9
Nattalam 16.3 Unnamalaikadai 15.7
Mancode 10.6 Manjalumoodu 15.7
Keezhkulam 10.5 Edaicode 10.8
Paloor 9.6 Killiyoor 10.1
Arudesam 8.7 Vilathurai 9.6
Edaicode 5.4 Painkulam 9.2
Ezhudesam 4.2 Palugal 8.8
Nalloor 8.5
Puliyoorsalai 8.1