Purakkad is a village situated in Ambalappuzha taluka of Alappuzha district in Kerala. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 7,219 families residing in the village Purakkad. The total population of Purakkad is 29,782 out of which 14,383 are males and 15,399 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Purakkad is 1,071.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Purakkad village is 2957 which is 10% of the total population. There are 1512 male children and 1445 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Purakkad is 956 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,071) of Purakkad village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Purakkad is 95.2%. Thus Purakkad village has higher literacy rate compared to 87.1% of Alappuzha district. The male literacy rate is 96.94% and the female literacy rate is 93.65% in Purakkad village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Purakkad 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 Purakkad village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 5.7% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.4% of total population in Purakkad village.
In Purakkad village out of total population, 12,462 were engaged in work activities. 67.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 32.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 12,462 workers engaged in Main Work, 138 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 499 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Purakkad village in Ambalappuzha.