Vekkalam is a village situated in Thalassery taluka of Kannur district in Kerala. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 1,740 families residing in the village Vekkalam. The total population of Vekkalam is 7,174 out of which 3,473 are males and 3,701 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Vekkalam is 1,066.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Vekkalam village is 711 which is 10% of the total population. There are 347 male children and 364 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Vekkalam is 1,049 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,066) of Vekkalam village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Vekkalam is 92.1%. Thus Vekkalam village has higher literacy rate compared to 84.8% of Kannur district. The male literacy rate is 95.14% and the female literacy rate is 89.33% in Vekkalam village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Vekkalam 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 Vekkalam village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 1.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 13.6% of total population in Vekkalam village.
In Vekkalam village out of total population, 2,917 were engaged in work activities. 84.2% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 15.8% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 2,917 workers engaged in Main Work, 49 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 314 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Vekkalam village in Thalassery.