Alike Village, with population of 5840 is Bantval sub district's the 14th most populous village, located in Bantval sub district of Dakshina Kannada district in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Alike village is 14 km2 and it is the 8th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 413 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Puttur and distance from Alike village to Puttur is 29 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Alike village is 574235. The village comes under Alike panchayat. Bantval is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 29 km. District head quarter of the village is Mangalore which is 53 km away. 1.36 square kilometer (10%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 5840 people, among them 3206 (55%) are male and 2634 (45%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 15% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Alike village is 8%, among them 46% are boys and 54% are girls. There are 1041 households in the village and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 1.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5766. Female population growth rate of the village is 7% which is 10% higher than male population growth rate of -3%. General caste population has decreased by -6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 67.4% and child population has decreased by -19.2% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 822 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 789, in schedule caste is 957 and in schedule tribe is 982. There are 1160 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 77 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 177 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 4819 people in the village are literate, among them 2820 are male and 1999 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Alike is 90%. 94% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Workers profile

Alike has 39% (2295) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 29% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 28% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.