Thovala Taluka, with population of about 1.2 lakh is Kanniyakumari district's the least populous sub district, located in Kanniyakumari district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 12 villages in the sub district, among them Thovala is the most populous village with population of 8961 and Poigaimalai R.F. is the least populous village with population of 22. Ananthapuram is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 26 km2 and Thirupathisaram is the smallest with 6 km2.

There are 6 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Aralvaimozhi, Boothapandi, Azhagiapandipuram and Thazhakudy Town Panchayats Thadikarankonam and Chenbagaramanputhur Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.2 lakh people, among them about 60 thousand (50%) are male and about 61 thousand (50%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thovala taluka is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 33 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 58% (about 70 thousand) live in Thovala Sub District urban part and 42% (about 50 thousand) population live in the Thovala Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thovala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 120,926 107,124 13,413 389 11,380
Male 60,056 53,168 6,690 198 5,825
Female 60,870 53,956 6,723 191 5,555

Most populated Villages and Cities in Thovala

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Thovala 8961 Aralvaimozhi 22846
Chenbagaramanputhur 8182 Boothapandi 15931
Derisanamcope 5803 Azhagiapandipuram 11392
Erachakulam 5715 Thazhakudy 8992
Thirupathisaram 5677 Thadikarankonam 6241
Ananthapuram 4743 Chenbagaramanputhur 5028
Arumanalloor 3482
Esanthimangalam 3302
Azhagiapandipuram 3230
Chiramadam 1321

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 62% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 32% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1010 in Christians are 1019 and in Muslims are 1016.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thovala

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 120,926 74,733 7,480 38,344 8 19 2 0 340
Male 60,056 37,183 3,711 18,987 7 10 1 0 157
Female 60,870 37,550 3,769 19,357 1 9 1 0 183

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 9.4% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 9.1%. General caste population has increased by 9.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -43.6% and child population has decreased by -2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thovala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9.2% 9.7% 8.3% -43.6% -2%
Male 9.1% 9.6% 8.1% -45% -1.7%
Female 9.4% 9.8% 8.6% -42.1% -2.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1014 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1015, in schedule caste is 1005 and in schedule tribe is 965. There are 954 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thovala

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 2 4 48 -5
2011 1014 1015 1005 965 954
2001 1011 1013 1001 917 959

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Thovala

Literacy

Total about 99 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 50 thousand are male and about 48 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thovala 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 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thovala

Total Male Female
Change 4.4% 3.2% 5.5%
2011 90.3% 93% 87.6%
2001 85.9% 89.8% 82.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Thovala

Workers profile

Thovala has 39% (about 47 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 21% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thovala

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 39.1% 33.1% 6% 60.9%
Male 58% 51.2% 6.8% 42%
Female 20.6% 15.3% 5.2% 79.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Thovala