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

The Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 735,394 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 360,143 are males while 375,251 are females. In 2011 there were total 197,653 families residing in The Nilgiris district. The Average Sex Ratio of The Nilgiris district is 1,042.

The Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 59.2% people lives in Urban areas while 40.8% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 88% while that in the rural areas is 81.2%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in The Nilgiris district is 1,034 while that of Rural areas is 1,054.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in The Nilgiris district is 66799 which is 9% of the total population. There are 33648 male children and 33151 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of The Nilgiris is 985 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,042) of The Nilgiris district.

The total literacy rate of The Nilgiris district is 85.2%. The male literacy rate is 83.15% and the female literacy rate is 72.01% in The Nilgiris district.

Population
735,394
Literacy
85.2%
Sex Ratio
1,042

To facilitate the administration, The Nilgiris district is further divided into 6 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

The Nilgiris Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 66,799 33,648 33,151
Literacy 85.2% 83.15% 72.01%
Scheduled Caste 235,878 115,917 119,961
Scheduled Tribe 32,813 16,091 16,722
Illiterate 165,747 60,696 105,051

Caste-wise Population - The Nilgiris district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 32.1% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 4.5% of total population in The Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 235,878 115,917 119,961
Schedule Tribe 32,813 16,091 16,722

Religion-wise Population - The Nilgiris district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 569,477 (77.44%) 279,922 289,555
Muslim 78,452 (10.67%) 38,185 40,267
Christian 84,610 (11.51%) 40,603 44,007
Sikh 338 (0.05%) 184 154
Buddhist 382 (0.05%) 181 201
Jain 910 (0.12%) 467 443
Other Religion 87 (0.01%) 42 45
No Religion Specified 1,138 (0.15%) 559 579

Literacy Rate - The Nilgiris district

The total literacy rate of The Nilgiris district was 85.2% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 569,647 literates, males were 299,447 while females were 270,200. Also the male literacy rate was 91.72% and the female literacy rate was 78.98% in The Nilgiris district.

  The Nilgiris district Tamil Nadu
Female 78.98% 73.44%
Male 91.72% 86.77%
Total 85.2% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - The Nilgiris district

The Sex Ratio of The Nilgiris district is 1,042 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,042 females in The Nilgiris district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 985 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,042 ) of The Nilgiris district.


Population Density - The Nilgiris district

The total area of The Nilgiris district is 2,565 km2. Thus the density of The Nilgiris district is 287 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 582 sq. km. area is under urban region while 1,983 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - The Nilgiris district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of The Nilgiris, 59.24% people lived in urban regions while 40.76% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 435,655 out of which 214,234 were males while remaining 221,421 were females. In rural areas of The Nilgiris, male population was 145,909 while female population was 153,830.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of The Nilgiris was 1,034 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in The Nilgiris was 982 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of The Nilgiris were 40,507 which is 9.3% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of The Nilgiris was 1,054 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in The Nilgiris was 990 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in The Nilgiris for urban regions was 87.99 percent in which males were 93.39% literate while female literacy stood at 82.8%. The total literate population of The Nilgiris was 569,647. Similarly in rural areas of The Nilgiris, the average literacy rate was 81.17 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 89.27% and 73.53% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of The Nilgiris were 221,955.

Rural Urban
Population % 40.76% 59.24%
Total population 299,739 435,655
Male population 145,909 214,234
Female population 153,830 221,421
Sex ratio 1,054 1,034
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 990 982
Child population 26,292 40,507
Literates 221,955 347,692
Average literacy 81.17% 87.99%
Male literacy 89.27% 93.39%
Female literacy 73.53% 82.8%

Child Population - The Nilgiris district

According to Census 2011, there were 66,799 children between age 0 to 6 years in The Nilgiris district. Out of which 33,648 were male while 33,151 were female.


Working Population - The Nilgiris district

In The Nilgiris district out of total population, 349,974 were engaged in work activities. 91.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 8.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 349,974 workers engaged in Main Work, 14,592 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 71,738 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 318,924 195,322 123,602
Cultivators 14,592 9,376 5,216
Agriculture Labourer 71,738 37,400 34,338
Household Industries 3,019 1,427 1,592
Other Workers 229,575 147,119 82,456
Marginal Workers 31,050 16,850 14,200
Non Working 385,420 147,971 237,449

The Nilgiris district Map


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