Eraniel Ward No 05, with population of 1042 is Eraniel city's the 2nd most populous ward, located in Kalkulam sub district of Kanniyakumari district in the state Tamil Nadu in India.


The ward is home to 1042 people, among them 505 (48%) are male and 537 (52%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Eraniel Ward No 05 is 11%, among them 41% are boys and 59% are girls. There are 291 households in the ward and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the ward has increased by 3.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 1007. Female population growth rate of the ward is 11.2% which is 14.8% higher than male population growth rate of -3.6%. General caste population has increased by 8.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -12.3% and child population has increased by 25.8% in the ward since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1063 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 1062, in schedule caste is 1068. There are 1435 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the ward. Overall sex ratio in the ward has increased by 141 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 316 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 798 people in the ward are literate, among them 410 are male and 388 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Eraniel WARD NO.-0005 is 86%. 89% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the ward has decreased by -1%. Male literacy has gone down by -4% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Workers profile

Eraniel WARD NO.-0005 has 37% (388) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 13% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.