Peruvai Village, with population of 3062 is Bantval sub district's the 30th least populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Peruvai village is 10 km2 and it is the 25th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 313 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Puttur and distance from Peruvai village to Puttur is 30 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Peruvai village is 574260. The village comes under Peruvai panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 38 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 62 km away. 0.31 square kilometer (3%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 3062 people, among them 1505 (49%) are male and 1557 (51%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 20% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Peruvai village is 9%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 613 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 3.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 2962. Female population growth rate of the village is 2.2% which is -2.5% lower than male population growth rate of 4.7%. General caste population has decreased by -12%; Schedule caste population has increased by 29.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 162.9% and child population has decreased by -23.4% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1035 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1039, in schedule caste is 955 and in schedule tribe is 1036. There are 898 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 170 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 2479 people in the village are literate, among them 1260 are male and 1219 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Peruvai is 89%. 93% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Workers profile

Peruvai has 49% (1505) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 38% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 34% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.