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

Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 1,726,601 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 869,280 are males while 857,321 are females. In 2011 there were total 475,511 families residing in Namakkal district. The Average Sex Ratio of Namakkal district is 986.

Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 40.3% people lives in Urban areas while 59.7% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 79.5% while that in the rural areas is 71.3%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Namakkal district is 997 while that of Rural areas is 979.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Namakkal district is 150699 which is 9% of the total population. There are 78754 male children and 71945 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Namakkal is 914 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (986) of Namakkal district.

The total literacy rate of Namakkal district is 74.63%. The male literacy rate is 75.16% and the female literacy rate is 60.98% in Namakkal district.

Population
1,726,601
Literacy
74.63%
Sex Ratio
986

To facilitate the administration, Namakkal district is further divided into 4 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Namakkal Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 150,699 78,754 71,945
Literacy 74.63% 75.16% 60.98%
Scheduled Caste 345,392 173,973 171,419
Scheduled Tribe 57,059 29,383 27,676
Illiterate 550,470 215,968 334,502

Caste-wise Population - Namakkal district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 20% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 3.3% of total population in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 345,392 173,973 171,419
Schedule Tribe 57,059 29,383 27,676

Religion-wise Population - Namakkal district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,673,652 (96.93%) 842,438 831,214
Muslim 32,483 (1.88%) 16,350 16,133
Christian 16,909 (0.98%) 8,342 8,567
Sikh 183 (0.01%) 103 80
Buddhist 108 (0.01%) 62 46
Jain 84 (0%) 51 33
Other Religion 199 (0.01%) 77 122
No Religion Specified 2,983 (0.17%) 1,857 1,126

Literacy Rate - Namakkal district

The total literacy rate of Namakkal district was 74.63% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 1,176,131 literates, males were 653,312 while females were 522,819. Also the male literacy rate was 82.64% and the female literacy rate was 66.57% in Namakkal district.

  Namakkal district Tamil Nadu
Female 66.57% 73.44%
Male 82.64% 86.77%
Total 74.63% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - Namakkal district

The Sex Ratio of Namakkal district is 986 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 986 females in Namakkal district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 914 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 986 ) of Namakkal district.


Population Density - Namakkal district

The total area of Namakkal district is 3,420 km2. Thus the density of Namakkal district is 505 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 301 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,119 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Namakkal district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Namakkal, 40.32% people lived in urban regions while 59.68% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 696,125 out of which 348,596 were males while remaining 347,529 were females. In rural areas of Namakkal, male population was 520,684 while female population was 509,792.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Namakkal was 997 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Namakkal was 938 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Namakkal were 61,841 which is 8.88% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Namakkal was 979 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Namakkal was 897 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Namakkal for urban regions was 79.51 percent in which males were 86.28% literate while female literacy stood at 72.77%. The total literate population of Namakkal was 1,176,131. Similarly in rural areas of Namakkal, the average literacy rate was 71.34 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 80.21% and 62.36% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Namakkal were 671,793.

Rural Urban
Population % 59.68% 40.32%
Total population 1,030,476 696,125
Male population 520,684 348,596
Female population 509,792 347,529
Sex ratio 979 997
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 897 938
Child population 88,858 61,841
Literates 671,793 504,338
Average literacy 71.34% 79.51%
Male literacy 80.21% 86.28%
Female literacy 62.36% 72.77%

Child Population - Namakkal district

According to Census 2011, there were 150,699 children between age 0 to 6 years in Namakkal district. Out of which 78,754 were male while 71,945 were female.


Working Population - Namakkal district

In Namakkal district out of total population, 898,245 were engaged in work activities. 93.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 6.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 898,245 workers engaged in Main Work, 152,497 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 228,614 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 839,152 505,257 333,895
Cultivators 152,497 82,157 70,340
Agriculture Labourer 228,614 102,673 125,941
Household Industries 35,156 17,783 17,373
Other Workers 422,885 302,644 120,241
Marginal Workers 59,093 26,206 32,887
Non Working 828,356 337,817 490,539

Namakkal district Map


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