The census report of Kannur Cantonment has been enumerated to be 4699. Out of it, male populace comprises of 65 percent while the populace of females comprises of 35 percent. Literacy rate acts as added information about Kannur Cantonment. From it, one also can derive the fact that the average literacy rate of Kannur Cantonment is higher than that of the entire nation. In other words, 89 percent and 59.5 percent are the rates of average literacy of Kannur Cantonment and India. On individual level also, the literacy rates of males and females are quite high. Male literacy constitutes of 92 percent. Also the rate of female literacy is no less significant constituting 84 percent of the total population of Kannur Cantonment. Also the children who are below six years of age constitutes of 8 percent of the total population of Kannur Cantonment in Kerala.
Educational propensity of the people is quite evident from the number of Anglo Indian schools that have flourished in Kannur Cantonment and its neighborhood. These include 'St Therasa's A I HSS Burnassery' ; 'St Michael's A I HSS Kannur'; Ursaline Convent School, B E M P Upper Primary School, St Peter's Lower Primary School. Very recently a Premier English School has been set up.