Agastheeswaram Taluka, with population of about 5.5 lakh is Kanniyakumari district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Kanniyakumari district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 19 villages in the sub district, among them Neendakara -B is the most populous village with population of about 20 thousand and Azhagappapuram is the least populous village with population of 89. Vadasery is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 23 km2 and Thengamputhoor is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 21 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Nagercoil Municipality; Kanniyakumari, Asaripallam, Ganapathipuram, Thengampudur and Suchindrum Town Panchayats (limited to 5 most populous) Dharamapuram, Gandipuram, Peruvilai, Putheri and Pallanthurai Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 5.5 lakh people, among them about 2.7 lakh (49%) are male and about 2.8 lakh (51%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Agastheeswaram 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 81% (about 4.5 lakh) live in Agastheeswaram Sub District urban part and 19% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Agastheeswaram Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 552,175 520,697 30,512 966 52,730
Male 272,393 256,876 15,051 466 26,657
Female 279,782 263,821 15,461 500 26,073

Most populated Villages and Cities in Agastheeswaram

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Neendakara -B 19716 Nagercoil 224849
Thamaraikulam 11776 Kanniyakumari 22453
Vempanoor 10177 Dharamapuram 17476
Kanniyakumari 9773 Asaripallam 16822
Agasteeswaram 7638 Ganapathipuram 14598
Vadasery 6852 Thengampudur 14538
Dharmapuram 6196 Suchindrum 13193
Madhusoodhanapuram 5928 Puthalam 13073
Theroor 5290 Thenthamaraikulam 11872
Neendakara-A 3914 Marungur 11236

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 63% 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 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1010 in Christians are 1051 and in Muslims are 1102.

Religion wise population 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 552,175 347,807 27,330 176,206 48 89 57 1 637
Male 272,393 173,080 13,000 85,920 23 45 30 0 295
Female 279,782 174,727 14,330 90,286 25 44 27 1 342

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 11.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.1% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 11.5%. General caste population has increased by 11.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 6.3% and child population has increased by 3.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.8% 11.6% 16.6% 6.3% 3.8%
Male 11.5% 11.2% 17.5% 7.4% 3.3%
Female 12.1% 11.9% 15.8% 5.3% 4.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1027 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1027, in schedule caste is 1027 and in schedule tribe is 1073. There are 978 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 5 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 - Agastheeswaram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 7 -15 -21 10
2011 1027 1027 1027 1073 978
2001 1022 1020 1042 1094 968

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Agastheeswaram

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Azhagappapuram 1225 Manakudi 1120
Thengamputhoor 1220 Alagappapuram 1072
Agasteeswaram 1067 Nagercoil 1045
Dharmapuram 1065 Asaripallam 1037
Kulasekarapuram 1031 Anjugrammam 1033
Neendakara -B 1026 Puthalam 1027
Madhusoodhanapuram 1023 Therur 1024
Vadiveeswaram 1022 Peruvilai 1022
Thamaraikulam 1020 Suchindrum 1022
Parakkai 1018 Agastheeswaram 1021

Literacy

Total about 4.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.3 lakh are male and about 2.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Agastheeswaram is 94%. 95% of male and 92% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Agastheeswaram

Total Male Female
Change 2.8% 1.9% 3.6%
2011 93.7% 95.3% 92%
2001 90.9% 93.4% 88.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Agastheeswaram

Workers profile

Agastheeswaram has 35% (about 2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 15% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Agastheeswaram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.3% 30.6% 4.8% 64.7%
Male 55.9% 50.3% 5.6% 44.1%
Female 15.3% 11.3% 4% 84.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Agastheeswaram

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Vadasery 23.1 Nagercoil 24.3
Theroor 21.5 Puthalam 11.5
Neendakara -B 20.5 Asaripallam 11
Neendakara-A 15.1 Marungur 10
Kulasekarapuram 14.1 Therur 9.6
Vempanoor 13.6 Thenthamaraikulam 8.8
Dharmapuram 11.8 Alagappapuram 8.6
Thamaraikulam 11.4 Anjugrammam 7.6
Eraviputhoor 7.8 Suchindrum 7.6
Marangoor 5.5 Mylaudy 5.8