Arala Village, with population of 3827 is Bantval sub district's the 31st most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Arala village is 7 km2 and it is the 33rd smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 532 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Bantval and distance from Arala village to Bantval is 15 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Arala village is 574211. The village comes under Rayee panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 15 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 40 km away. 0.19 square kilometer (3%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 3827 people, among them 1850 (48%) are male and 1977 (52%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Arala village is 13%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 726 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 13.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 3365. Female population growth rate of the village is 15% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 12.4%. General caste population has increased by 11.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 43.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 70.1% and child population has increased by 23.4% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1069 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1064, in schedule caste is 1165 and in schedule tribe is 1079. There are 1087 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 29 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 2867 people in the village are literate, among them 1487 are male and 1380 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Arala is 86%. 92% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Workers profile

Arala has 50% (1932) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 41% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 20% are marginal workers.