Chennai District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Tamil Nadu) - Census 2011

Chennai district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 4,646,732 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 2,335,844 are males while 2,310,888 are females. In 2011 there were total 1,154,982 families residing in Chennai district. The Average Sex Ratio of Chennai district is 989.

Chennai district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 100% people lives in Urban areas while 0% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 90.2% while that in the rural areas is �%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Chennai district is 989 while that of Rural areas is �.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Chennai district is 459324 which is 10% of the total population. There are 235519 male children and 223805 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Chennai is 950 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (989) of Chennai district.

The total literacy rate of Chennai district is 90.18%. The male literacy rate is 84.26% and the female literacy rate is 78.25% in Chennai district.

Population
4,646,732
Literacy
90.18%
Sex Ratio
989

To facilitate the administration, Chennai district is further divided into 1 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Chennai Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Chennai district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 459,324 235,519 223,805
Literacy 90.18% 84.26% 78.25%
Scheduled Caste 779,667 389,001 390,666
Scheduled Tribe 10,061 5,207 4,854
Illiterate 870,456 367,765 502,691

Caste-wise Population - Chennai district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 16.8% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.2% of total population in Chennai district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 779,667 389,001 390,666
Schedule Tribe 10,061 5,207 4,854

Religion-wise Population - Chennai district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 3,751,322 (80.73%) 1,887,443 1,863,879
Muslim 439,270 (9.45%) 223,194 216,076
Christian 358,662 (7.72%) 176,419 182,243
Sikh 2,851 (0.06%) 1,562 1,289
Buddhist 2,804 (0.06%) 1,573 1,231
Jain 51,708 (1.11%) 26,519 25,189
Other Religion 1,759 (0.04%) 978 781
No Religion Specified 38,356 (0.83%) 18,156 20,200

Literacy Rate - Chennai district

The total literacy rate of Chennai district was 90.18% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 3,776,276 literates, males were 1,968,079 while females were 1,808,197. Also the male literacy rate was 93.7% and the female literacy rate was 86.64% in Chennai district.

  Chennai district Tamil Nadu
Female 86.64% 73.44%
Male 93.7% 86.77%
Total 90.18% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - Chennai district

The Sex Ratio of Chennai district is 989 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 989 females in Chennai district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 950 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 989 ) of Chennai district.


Population Density - Chennai district

The total area of Chennai district is 175 km2. Thus the density of Chennai district is 26,553 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 175 sq. km. area is under urban region while 0 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Chennai district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Chennai, 100% people lived in urban regions while 0% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 4,646,732 out of which 2,335,844 were males while remaining 2,310,888 were females. In rural areas of Chennai, male population was 0 while female population was 0.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Chennai was 989 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Chennai was 950 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Chennai were 459,324 which is 9.88% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Chennai was � females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Chennai was � girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Chennai for urban regions was 90.18 percent in which males were 93.7% literate while female literacy stood at 86.64%. The total literate population of Chennai was 3,776,276. Similarly in rural areas of Chennai, the average literacy rate was � percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at �% and �% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Chennai were 0.

Rural Urban
Population % 0% 100%
Total population 0 4,646,732
Male population 0 2,335,844
Female population 0 2,310,888
Sex ratio 989
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 950
Child population 0 459,324
Literates 0 3,776,276
Average literacy �% 90.18%
Male literacy �% 93.7%
Female literacy �% 86.64%

Child Population - Chennai district

According to Census 2011, there were 459,324 children between age 0 to 6 years in Chennai district. Out of which 235,519 were male while 223,805 were female.


Working Population - Chennai district

In Chennai district out of total population, 1,817,297 were engaged in work activities. 89.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 10.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,817,297 workers engaged in Main Work, 10,210 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 10,251 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,619,554 1,256,644 362,910
Cultivators 10,210 6,732 3,478
Agriculture Labourer 10,251 6,015 4,236
Household Industries 29,143 15,860 13,283
Other Workers 1,569,950 1,228,037 341,913
Marginal Workers 197,743 112,658 85,085
Non Working 2,829,435 966,542 1,862,893

Chennai district Map


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