Eraniel Ward No 03, with population of 843 is Eraniel city's the 5th most populous ward, located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India.


The ward is home to 843 people, among them 438 (52%) are male and 405 (48%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Eraniel Ward No 03 is 8%, among them 60% are boys and 40% are girls. There are 220 households in the ward and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the ward has increased by 7.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 783. Female population growth rate of the ward is 4.1% which is -7.1% lower than male population growth rate of 11.2%. General caste population has increased by 7.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.9% and child population has decreased by -30.9% in the ward since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 925 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 862. There are 667 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the ward. Overall sex ratio in the ward has decreased by 62 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 251 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 717 people in the ward are literate, among them 380 are male and 337 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Eraniel WARD NO.-0003 is 92%. 95% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the ward has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Workers profile

Eraniel WARD NO.-0003 has 30% (252) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 5% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 3% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.