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

Thoothukkudi district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 1,750,176 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 865,021 are males while 885,155 are females. In 2011 there were total 462,010 families residing in Thoothukkudi district. The Average Sex Ratio of Thoothukkudi district is 1,023.

Thoothukkudi district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 50.1% people lives in Urban areas while 49.9% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 90.2% while that in the rural areas is 82.2%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Thoothukkudi district is 1,017 while that of Rural areas is 1,029.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Thoothukkudi district is 183763 which is 10% of the total population. There are 93605 male children and 90158 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Thoothukkudi is 963 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,023) of Thoothukkudi district.

The total literacy rate of Thoothukkudi district is 86.16%. The male literacy rate is 81.28% and the female literacy rate is 73.05% in Thoothukkudi district.

Population
1,750,176
Literacy
86.16%
Sex Ratio
1,023

To facilitate the administration, Thoothukkudi 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.

Thoothukkudi Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 183,763 93,605 90,158
Literacy 86.16% 81.28% 73.05%
Scheduled Caste 347,895 172,663 175,232
Scheduled Tribe 4,911 2,466 2,445
Illiterate 400,479 161,915 238,564

Caste-wise Population - Thoothukkudi district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 19.9% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.3% of total population in Thoothukkudi district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 347,895 172,663 175,232
Schedule Tribe 4,911 2,466 2,445

Religion-wise Population - Thoothukkudi district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,373,920 (78.5%) 680,881 693,039
Muslim 80,740 (4.61%) 38,970 41,770
Christian 291,908 (16.68%) 143,462 148,446
Sikh 127 (0.01%) 73 54
Buddhist 286 (0.02%) 161 125
Jain 53 (0%) 30 23
Other Religion 112 (0.01%) 85 27
No Religion Specified 3,030 (0.17%) 1,359 1,671

Literacy Rate - Thoothukkudi district

The total literacy rate of Thoothukkudi district was 86.16% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 1,349,697 literates, males were 703,106 while females were 646,591. Also the male literacy rate was 91.14% and the female literacy rate was 81.33% in Thoothukkudi district.

  Thoothukkudi district Tamil Nadu
Female 81.33% 73.44%
Male 91.14% 86.77%
Total 86.16% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - Thoothukkudi district

The Sex Ratio of Thoothukkudi district is 1,023 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,023 females in Thoothukkudi district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 963 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,023 ) of Thoothukkudi district.


Population Density - Thoothukkudi district

The total area of Thoothukkudi district is 4,745 km2. Thus the density of Thoothukkudi district is 369 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 415 sq. km. area is under urban region while 4,330 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Thoothukkudi district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Thoothukkudi, 50.1% people lived in urban regions while 49.9% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 876,802 out of which 434,660 were males while remaining 442,142 were females. In rural areas of Thoothukkudi, male population was 430,361 while female population was 443,013.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Thoothukkudi was 1,017 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Thoothukkudi was 970 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Thoothukkudi were 92,647 which is 10.57% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Thoothukkudi was 1,029 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Thoothukkudi was 957 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Thoothukkudi for urban regions was 90.16 percent in which males were 93.74% literate while female literacy stood at 86.66%. The total literate population of Thoothukkudi was 1,349,697. Similarly in rural areas of Thoothukkudi, the average literacy rate was 82.16 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 88.52% and 76.03% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Thoothukkudi were 642,686.

Rural Urban
Population % 49.9% 50.1%
Total population 873,374 876,802
Male population 430,361 434,660
Female population 443,013 442,142
Sex ratio 1,029 1,017
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 957 970
Child population 91,116 92,647
Literates 642,686 707,011
Average literacy 82.16% 90.16%
Male literacy 88.52% 93.74%
Female literacy 76.03% 86.66%

Child Population - Thoothukkudi district

According to Census 2011, there were 183,763 children between age 0 to 6 years in Thoothukkudi district. Out of which 93,605 were male while 90,158 were female.


Working Population - Thoothukkudi district

In Thoothukkudi district out of total population, 748,095 were engaged in work activities. 87.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 12.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 748,095 workers engaged in Main Work, 44,633 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 161,418 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 657,447 459,993 197,454
Cultivators 44,633 31,404 13,229
Agriculture Labourer 161,418 85,704 75,714
Household Industries 17,872 7,566 10,306
Other Workers 433,524 335,319 98,205
Marginal Workers 90,648 43,734 46,914
Non Working 1,002,081 361,294 640,787

Thoothukkudi district Map


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