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

Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 3,077,233 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,520,912 are males while 1,556,321 are females. In 2011 there were total 815,528 families residing in Tirunelveli district. The Average Sex Ratio of Tirunelveli district is 1,023.

Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 49.4% people lives in Urban areas while 50.6% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 85.9% while that in the rural areas is 79.2%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Tirunelveli district is 1,021 while that of Rural areas is 1,025.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Tirunelveli district is 321687 which is 10% of the total population. There are 164157 male children and 157530 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Tirunelveli is 960 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,023) of Tirunelveli district.

The total literacy rate of Tirunelveli district is 82.5%. The male literacy rate is 79.6% and the female literacy rate is 68.29% in Tirunelveli district.

Population
3,077,233
Literacy
82.5%
Sex Ratio
1,023

To facilitate the administration, Tirunelveli district is further divided into 11 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Tirunelveli Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 321,687 164,157 157,530
Literacy 82.5% 79.6% 68.29%
Scheduled Caste 569,714 279,570 290,144
Scheduled Tribe 10,270 5,109 5,161
Illiterate 803,776 310,202 493,574

Caste-wise Population - Tirunelveli district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 18.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.3% of total population in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 569,714 279,570 290,144
Schedule Tribe 10,270 5,109 5,161

Religion-wise Population - Tirunelveli district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 2,425,630 (78.83%) 1,199,635 1,225,995
Muslim 303,368 (9.86%) 151,056 152,312
Christian 342,254 (11.12%) 167,247 175,007
Sikh 268 (0.01%) 129 139
Buddhist 373 (0.01%) 197 176
Jain 144 (0%) 83 61
Other Religion 450 (0.01%) 182 268
No Religion Specified 4,746 (0.15%) 2,383 2,363

Literacy Rate - Tirunelveli district

The total literacy rate of Tirunelveli district was 82.5% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 2,273,457 literates, males were 1,210,710 while females were 1,062,747. Also the male literacy rate was 89.24% and the female literacy rate was 75.98% in Tirunelveli district.

  Tirunelveli district Tamil Nadu
Female 75.98% 73.44%
Male 89.24% 86.77%
Total 82.5% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - Tirunelveli district

The Sex Ratio of Tirunelveli district is 1,023 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,023 females in Tirunelveli district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 960 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,023 ) of Tirunelveli district.


Population Density - Tirunelveli district

The total area of Tirunelveli district is 6,693 km2. Thus the density of Tirunelveli district is 460 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 1,057 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,636 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Tirunelveli district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Tirunelveli, 49.4% people lived in urban regions while 50.6% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,520,229 out of which 752,184 were males while remaining 768,045 were females. In rural areas of Tirunelveli, male population was 768,728 while female population was 788,276.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Tirunelveli was 1,021 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Tirunelveli was 958 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Tirunelveli were 154,323 which is 10.15% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Tirunelveli was 1,025 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Tirunelveli was 961 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Tirunelveli for urban regions was 85.9 percent in which males were 91.74% literate while female literacy stood at 80.23%. The total literate population of Tirunelveli was 2,273,457. Similarly in rural areas of Tirunelveli, the average literacy rate was 79.17 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 86.77% and 71.8% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Tirunelveli were 1,100,112.

Rural Urban
Population % 50.6% 49.4%
Total population 1,557,004 1,520,229
Male population 768,728 752,184
Female population 788,276 768,045
Sex ratio 1,025 1,021
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 961 958
Child population 167,364 154,323
Literates 1,100,112 1,173,345
Average literacy 79.17% 85.9%
Male literacy 86.77% 91.74%
Female literacy 71.8% 80.23%

Child Population - Tirunelveli district

According to Census 2011, there were 321,687 children between age 0 to 6 years in Tirunelveli district. Out of which 164,157 were male while 157,530 were female.


Working Population - Tirunelveli district

In Tirunelveli district out of total population, 1,436,454 were engaged in work activities. 88.5% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 11.5% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,436,454 workers engaged in Main Work, 107,943 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 321,083 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,271,407 791,067 480,340
Cultivators 107,943 82,180 25,763
Agriculture Labourer 321,083 193,899 127,184
Household Industries 215,667 25,943 189,724
Other Workers 626,714 489,045 137,669
Marginal Workers 165,047 85,108 79,939
Non Working 1,640,779 644,737 996,042

Tirunelveli district Map


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