Wayanad District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Kerala) - Census 2011

Wayanad district of Kerala has total population of 817,420 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 401,684 are males while 415,736 are females. In 2011 there were total 190,894 families residing in Wayanad district. The Average Sex Ratio of Wayanad district is 1,035.

Wayanad district, Kerala

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 3.9% people lives in Urban areas while 96.1% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 91.2% while that in the rural areas is 88.9%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Wayanad district is 1,051 while that of Rural areas is 1,034.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Wayanad district is 92324 which is 11% of the total population. There are 46994 male children and 45330 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Wayanad is 965 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,035) of Wayanad district.

The total literacy rate of Wayanad district is 89.03%. The male literacy rate is 81.69% and the female literacy rate is 76.36% in Wayanad district.

Population
817,420
Literacy
89.03%
Sex Ratio
1,035

To facilitate the administration, Wayanad district is further divided into 3 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Wayanad Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Wayanad district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 92,324 46,994 45,330
Literacy 89.03% 81.69% 76.36%
Scheduled Caste 32,578 16,406 16,172
Scheduled Tribe 151,443 74,476 76,967
Illiterate 171,835 73,548 98,287

Caste-wise Population - Wayanad district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 18.5% of total population in Wayanad district of Kerala.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 32,578 16,406 16,172
Schedule Tribe 151,443 74,476 76,967

Religion-wise Population - Wayanad district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 404,460 (49.48%) 200,057 204,403
Muslim 234,185 (28.65%) 112,384 121,801
Christian 174,453 (21.34%) 87,097 87,356
Sikh 61 (0.01%) 33 28
Buddhist 312 (0.04%) 144 168
Jain 1,797 (0.22%) 872 925
Other Religion 286 (0.03%) 157 129
No Religion Specified 1,866 (0.23%) 940 926

Literacy Rate - Wayanad district

The total literacy rate of Wayanad district was 89.03% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 94% of Kerala. Population-wise, out of total 645,585 literates, males were 328,136 while females were 317,449. Also the male literacy rate was 92.51% and the female literacy rate was 85.7% in Wayanad district.

  Wayanad district Kerala
Female 85.7% 92.07%
Male 92.51% 96.11%
Total 89.03% 94%

Sex Ratio - Wayanad district

The Sex Ratio of Wayanad district is 1,035 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,035 females in Wayanad district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 965 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,035 ) of Wayanad district.


Population Density - Wayanad district

The total area of Wayanad district is 2,130 km2. Thus the density of Wayanad district is 384 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 41 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,089 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Wayanad district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Wayanad, 3.86% people lived in urban regions while 96.14% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 31,580 out of which 15,401 were males while remaining 16,179 were females. In rural areas of Wayanad, male population was 386,283 while female population was 399,557.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Wayanad was 1,051 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Wayanad was 959 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Wayanad were 3,597 which is 11.39% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Wayanad was 1,034 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Wayanad was 965 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Wayanad for urban regions was 91.18 percent in which males were 94.13% literate while female literacy stood at 88.4%. The total literate population of Wayanad was 645,585. Similarly in rural areas of Wayanad, the average literacy rate was 88.95 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 92.45% and 85.59% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Wayanad were 620,070.

Rural Urban
Population % 96.14% 3.86%
Total population 785,840 31,580
Male population 386,283 15,401
Female population 399,557 16,179
Sex ratio 1,034 1,051
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 965 959
Child population 88,727 3,597
Literates 620,070 25,515
Average literacy 88.95% 91.18%
Male literacy 92.45% 94.13%
Female literacy 85.59% 88.4%

Child Population - Wayanad district

According to Census 2011, there were 92,324 children between age 0 to 6 years in Wayanad district. Out of which 46,994 were male while 45,330 were female.


Working Population - Wayanad district

In Wayanad district out of total population, 340,077 were engaged in work activities. 77.5% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 22.5% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 340,077 workers engaged in Main Work, 46,410 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 69,133 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 263,445 191,411 72,034
Cultivators 46,410 38,861 7,549
Agriculture Labourer 69,133 44,833 24,300
Household Industries 2,917 2,064 853
Other Workers 144,985 105,653 39,332
Marginal Workers 76,632 37,228 39,404
Non Working 477,343 173,045 304,298

Wayanad district Map


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