Edakkad is a Block located in Kannur district in Kerala. Located in urban region of Kerala, it is one of the 9 blocks of Kannur district. According to the administration records, the block number of Edakkad is 9. The block has 13 villages and there are total 58849 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Edakkad's population is 278804. Out of this, 127288 are males whereas the females count 151516 here. This block has 30436 children in the age group of 0-6 years. Out of this 15457 are boys and 14979 are girls.
Literacy rate in Edakkad block is 86%. 240146 out of total 278804 population is literate here. In males the literacy rate is 86% as 109786 males out of total 127288 are literate while female literacy rate is 86% as 130360 out of total 151516 females are literate in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy rate of Edakkad block is 13%. Here 38658 out of total 278804 individuals are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 13% as 17502 males out of total 127288 are uneducated. In females the illiteracy rate is 13% and 21156 out of total 151516 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of employed person of Edakkad block is 84589 while 194215 are un-employed. And out of 84589 employed people 438 peoples are fully reliant on farming.