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

Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 2,159,775 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,080,938 are males while 1,078,837 are females. In 2011 there were total 560,773 families residing in Dindigul district. The Average Sex Ratio of Dindigul district is 998.

Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 37.4% people lives in Urban areas while 62.6% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 83.9% while that in the rural areas is 71.7%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Dindigul district is 1,008 while that of Rural areas is 992.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Dindigul district is 216576 which is 10% of the total population. There are 111955 male children and 104621 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Dindigul is 934 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (998) of Dindigul district.

The total literacy rate of Dindigul district is 76.26%. The male literacy rate is 75.51% and the female literacy rate is 61.7% in Dindigul district.

Population
2,159,775
Literacy
76.26%
Sex Ratio
998

To facilitate the administration, Dindigul district is further divided into 8 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Dindigul Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 216,576 111,955 104,621
Literacy 76.26% 75.51% 61.7%
Scheduled Caste 452,376 225,573 226,803
Scheduled Tribe 8,064 4,095 3,969
Illiterate 677,941 264,758 413,183

Caste-wise Population - Dindigul district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 20.9% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.4% of total population in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 452,376 225,573 226,803
Schedule Tribe 8,064 4,095 3,969

Religion-wise Population - Dindigul district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,879,494 (87.02%) 942,472 937,022
Muslim 105,012 (4.86%) 52,376 52,636
Christian 169,945 (7.87%) 83,394 86,551
Sikh 313 (0.01%) 172 141
Buddhist 256 (0.01%) 115 141
Jain 71 (0%) 25 46
Other Religion 138 (0.01%) 66 72
No Religion Specified 4,546 (0.21%) 2,318 2,228

Literacy Rate - Dindigul district

The total literacy rate of Dindigul district was 76.26% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 1,481,834 literates, males were 816,180 while females were 665,654. Also the male literacy rate was 84.23% and the female literacy rate was 68.33% in Dindigul district.

  Dindigul district Tamil Nadu
Female 68.33% 73.44%
Male 84.23% 86.77%
Total 76.26% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - Dindigul district

The Sex Ratio of Dindigul district is 998 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 998 females in Dindigul district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 934 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 998 ) of Dindigul district.


Population Density - Dindigul district

The total area of Dindigul district is 6,036 km2. Thus the density of Dindigul district is 358 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 563 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,473 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Dindigul district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Dindigul, 37.41% people lived in urban regions while 62.59% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 808,040 out of which 402,333 were males while remaining 405,707 were females. In rural areas of Dindigul, male population was 678,605 while female population was 673,130.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Dindigul was 1,008 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Dindigul was 949 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Dindigul were 79,037 which is 9.78% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Dindigul was 992 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Dindigul was 926 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Dindigul for urban regions was 83.89 percent in which males were 89.68% literate while female literacy stood at 78.19%. The total literate population of Dindigul was 1,481,834. Similarly in rural areas of Dindigul, the average literacy rate was 71.67 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 80.98% and 62.36% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Dindigul were 870,271.

Rural Urban
Population % 62.59% 37.41%
Total population 1,351,735 808,040
Male population 678,605 402,333
Female population 673,130 405,707
Sex ratio 992 1,008
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 926 949
Child population 137,539 79,037
Literates 870,271 611,563
Average literacy 71.67% 83.89%
Male literacy 80.98% 89.68%
Female literacy 62.36% 78.19%

Child Population - Dindigul district

According to Census 2011, there were 216,576 children between age 0 to 6 years in Dindigul district. Out of which 111,955 were male while 104,621 were female.


Working Population - Dindigul district

In Dindigul district out of total population, 1,105,155 were engaged in work activities. 87.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 12.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,105,155 workers engaged in Main Work, 155,332 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 388,725 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 963,017 599,831 363,186
Cultivators 155,332 94,077 61,255
Agriculture Labourer 388,725 197,183 191,542
Household Industries 25,253 13,405 11,848
Other Workers 393,707 295,166 98,541
Marginal Workers 142,138 65,638 76,500
Non Working 1,054,620 415,469 639,151

Dindigul district Map


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