Chelur Village, with population of 987 is Bantval sub district's the 3rd least populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Chelur village is 3 km2 and it is the 6th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 286 persons per km2.

Nearest railway station is Chelur which is within the village. Nearest town of the village is Bantval and distance from Chelur village to Bantval is 10 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Chelur village is 574153. The village comes under Kurnad panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 10 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 30 km away.


The village is home to 987 people, among them 483 (49%) are male and 504 (51%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chelur village is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 221 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has decreased by -7.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1066. Female population growth rate of the village is -8% which is -1.2% lower than male population growth rate of -6.8%. General caste population has decreased by -8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 3.7% and child population has decreased by -15.2% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1043 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1055, in schedule caste is 867. There are 953 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 199 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 804 people in the village are literate, among them 420 are male and 384 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chelur is 89%. 95% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Workers profile

Chelur has 63% (618) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 69% male and 56% female population are working population. 69% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 0% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 56% of total female population are main and 0% are marginal workers.