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

Madurai district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 3,038,252 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,526,475 are males while 1,511,777 are females. In 2011 there were total 794,887 families residing in Madurai district. The Average Sex Ratio of Madurai district is 990.

Madurai district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 60.8% people lives in Urban areas while 39.2% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 89.4% while that in the rural areas is 74.1%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Madurai district is 996 while that of Rural areas is 982.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Madurai district is 313978 which is 10% of the total population. There are 162517 male children and 151461 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Madurai is 932 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (990) of Madurai district.

The total literacy rate of Madurai district is 83.45%. The male literacy rate is 80.17% and the female literacy rate is 69.43% in Madurai district.

Population
3,038,252
Literacy
83.45%
Sex Ratio
990

To facilitate the administration, Madurai district is further divided into 7 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Madurai Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 313,978 162,517 151,461
Literacy 83.45% 80.17% 69.43%
Scheduled Caste 408,976 205,098 203,878
Scheduled Tribe 11,096 5,622 5,474
Illiterate 764,822 302,665 462,157

Caste-wise Population - Madurai district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 13.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.4% of total population in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 408,976 205,098 203,878
Schedule Tribe 11,096 5,622 5,474

Religion-wise Population - Madurai district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 2,760,502 (90.86%) 1,388,684 1,371,818
Muslim 168,881 (5.56%) 84,900 83,981
Christian 97,711 (3.22%) 47,605 50,106
Sikh 520 (0.02%) 292 228
Buddhist 199 (0.01%) 102 97
Jain 1,532 (0.05%) 780 752
Other Religion 305 (0.01%) 162 143
No Religion Specified 8,602 (0.28%) 3,950 4,652

Literacy Rate - Madurai district

The total literacy rate of Madurai district was 83.45% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 2,273,430 literates, males were 1,223,810 while females were 1,049,620. Also the male literacy rate was 89.72% and the female literacy rate was 77.16% in Madurai district.

  Madurai district Tamil Nadu
Female 77.16% 73.44%
Male 89.72% 86.77%
Total 83.45% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - Madurai district

The Sex Ratio of Madurai district is 990 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 990 females in Madurai district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 932 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 990 ) of Madurai district.


Population Density - Madurai district

The total area of Madurai district is 3,710 km2. Thus the density of Madurai district is 819 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 317 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,393 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Madurai district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Madurai, 60.78% people lived in urban regions while 39.22% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,846,801 out of which 925,228 were males while remaining 921,573 were females. In rural areas of Madurai, male population was 601,247 while female population was 590,204.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Madurai was 996 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Madurai was 945 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Madurai were 185,526 which is 10.05% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Madurai was 982 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Madurai was 913 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Madurai for urban regions was 89.41 percent in which males were 93.67% literate while female literacy stood at 85.15%. The total literate population of Madurai was 2,273,430. Similarly in rural areas of Madurai, the average literacy rate was 74.14 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 83.59% and 64.59% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Madurai were 788,090.

Rural Urban
Population % 39.22% 60.78%
Total population 1,191,451 1,846,801
Male population 601,247 925,228
Female population 590,204 921,573
Sex ratio 982 996
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 913 945
Child population 128,452 185,526
Literates 788,090 1,485,340
Average literacy 74.14% 89.41%
Male literacy 83.59% 93.67%
Female literacy 64.59% 85.15%

Child Population - Madurai district

According to Census 2011, there were 313,978 children between age 0 to 6 years in Madurai district. Out of which 162,517 were male while 151,461 were female.


Working Population - Madurai district

In Madurai district out of total population, 1,354,632 were engaged in work activities. 86.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 13.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,354,632 workers engaged in Main Work, 81,352 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 287,731 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,173,902 814,086 359,816
Cultivators 81,352 51,843 29,509
Agriculture Labourer 287,731 146,129 141,602
Household Industries 39,753 18,772 20,981
Other Workers 765,066 597,342 167,724
Marginal Workers 180,730 88,618 92,112
Non Working 1,683,620 623,771 1,059,849

Madurai district Map


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