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

Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu has total population of 1,942,288 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 967,709 are males while 974,579 are females. In 2011 there were total 537,748 families residing in Virudhunagar district. The Average Sex Ratio of Virudhunagar district is 1,007.

Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 50.5% people lives in Urban areas while 49.5% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 84.3% while that in the rural areas is 75.9%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Virudhunagar district is 1,011 while that of Rural areas is 1,003.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Virudhunagar district is 197134 which is 10% of the total population. There are 100827 male children and 96307 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Virudhunagar is 955 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,007) of Virudhunagar district.

The total literacy rate of Virudhunagar district is 80.15%. The male literacy rate is 78.57% and the female literacy rate is 65.51% in Virudhunagar district.

Population
1,942,288
Literacy
80.15%
Sex Ratio
1,007

To facilitate the administration, Virudhunagar 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.

Virudhunagar Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 197,134 100,827 96,307
Literacy 80.15% 78.57% 65.51%
Scheduled Caste 399,831 198,704 201,127
Scheduled Tribe 2,294 1,182 1,112
Illiterate 543,500 207,334 336,166

Caste-wise Population - Virudhunagar district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 20.6% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.1% of total population in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 399,831 198,704 201,127
Schedule Tribe 2,294 1,182 1,112

Religion-wise Population - Virudhunagar district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,822,626 (93.84%) 908,801 913,825
Muslim 47,838 (2.46%) 24,014 23,824
Christian 67,405 (3.47%) 32,743 34,662
Sikh 245 (0.01%) 148 97
Buddhist 87 (0%) 45 42
Jain 98 (0.01%) 47 51
Other Religion 75 (0%) 31 44
No Religion Specified 3,914 (0.2%) 1,880 2,034

Literacy Rate - Virudhunagar district

The total literacy rate of Virudhunagar district was 80.15% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 80.09% of Tamil Nadu. Population-wise, out of total 1,398,788 literates, males were 760,375 while females were 638,413. Also the male literacy rate was 87.71% and the female literacy rate was 72.69% in Virudhunagar district.

  Virudhunagar district Tamil Nadu
Female 72.69% 73.44%
Male 87.71% 86.77%
Total 80.15% 80.09%

Sex Ratio - Virudhunagar district

The Sex Ratio of Virudhunagar district is 1,007 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,007 females in Virudhunagar district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 955 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,007 ) of Virudhunagar district.


Population Density - Virudhunagar district

The total area of Virudhunagar district is 4,241 km2. Thus the density of Virudhunagar district is 458 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 447 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,794 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Virudhunagar district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Virudhunagar, 50.47% people lived in urban regions while 49.53% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 980,226 out of which 487,349 were males while remaining 492,877 were females. In rural areas of Virudhunagar, male population was 480,360 while female population was 481,702.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Virudhunagar was 1,011 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Virudhunagar was 960 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Virudhunagar were 95,884 which is 9.78% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Virudhunagar was 1,003 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Virudhunagar was 951 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Virudhunagar for urban regions was 84.31 percent in which males were 90.47% literate while female literacy stood at 78.25%. The total literate population of Virudhunagar was 1,398,788. Similarly in rural areas of Virudhunagar, the average literacy rate was 75.88 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 84.9% and 66.95% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Virudhunagar were 653,219.

Rural Urban
Population % 49.53% 50.47%
Total population 962,062 980,226
Male population 480,360 487,349
Female population 481,702 492,877
Sex ratio 1,003 1,011
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 951 960
Child population 101,250 95,884
Literates 653,219 745,569
Average literacy 75.88% 84.31%
Male literacy 84.9% 90.47%
Female literacy 66.95% 78.25%

Child Population - Virudhunagar district

According to Census 2011, there were 197,134 children between age 0 to 6 years in Virudhunagar district. Out of which 100,827 were male while 96,307 were female.


Working Population - Virudhunagar district

In Virudhunagar district out of total population, 950,158 were engaged in work activities. 89.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 10.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 950,158 workers engaged in Main Work, 52,361 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 168,174 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 854,066 535,451 318,615
Cultivators 52,361 32,466 19,895
Agriculture Labourer 168,174 81,946 86,228
Household Industries 30,292 11,857 18,435
Other Workers 603,239 409,182 194,057
Marginal Workers 96,092 43,660 52,432
Non Working 992,130 388,598 603,532

Virudhunagar district Map


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