Payam is a village situated in Thalassery taluka of Kannur district in Kerala. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 3,667 families residing in the village Payam. The total population of Payam is 15,429 out of which 7,425 are males and 8,004 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Payam is 1,078.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Payam village is 1528 which is 10% of the total population. There are 791 male children and 737 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Payam is 932 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,078) of Payam village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Payam is 94.9%. Thus Payam village has higher literacy rate compared to 84.8% of Kannur district. The male literacy rate is 97.38% and the female literacy rate is 92.67% in Payam village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Payam village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of the village.
As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Payam village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 3.6% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 2.3% of total population in Payam village.
In Payam village out of total population, 5,898 were engaged in work activities. 86.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 13.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 5,898 workers engaged in Main Work, 470 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 823 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Payam village in Thalassery.