Balepuni Village, with population of 5619 is Bantval sub district's the 15th most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Balepuni village is 7 km2 and it is the 34th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 757 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Mangalore and distance from Balepuni village to Mangalore is 20 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Balepuni village is 574153. The village comes under Balepuni panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 23 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 20 km away.


The village is home to 5619 people, among them 2868 (51%) are male and 2751 (49%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balepuni village is 10%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 1065 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 45.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 3865. Female population growth rate of the village is 44.3% which is -2.1% lower than male population growth rate of 46.4%. General caste population has increased by 39.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 262.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 50% and child population has increased by 3% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 959 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 957, in schedule caste is 955 and in schedule tribe is 1069. There are 858 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 48 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 4527 people in the village are literate, among them 2434 are male and 2093 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balepuni is 90%. 95% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Workers profile

Balepuni has 49% (2728) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 42% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 40% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.