Salem Taluka Population, Caste, Religion Data - Salem district, Tamil Nadu

Salem Taluka of Salem district has total population of 1,272,743 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 644,713 are males while 628,030 are females. In 2011 there were total 332,749 families residing in Salem Taluka. The Average Sex Ratio of Salem Taluka is 974.

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 82.9% people lives in Urban areas while 17.1% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 82.1% while that in the rural areas is 67.4%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Salem Taluka is 981 while that of Rural areas is 941.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Salem Taluka is 124312 which is 10% of the total population. There are 64042 male children and 60270 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Salem Taluka is 941 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 974 ) of Salem Taluka.

The total literacy rate of Salem Taluka is 79.59%. The male literacy rate is 76.98% and the female literacy rate is 66.51% in Salem Taluka.

Population
1,272,743
Literacy
79.59%
Sex Ratio
974

To facilitate the administration, Salem Taluka is further divided into 25 towns and 95 villages.

Salem Taluka Data

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Salem Taluka.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 124,312 64,042 60,270
Literacy 79.59% 76.98% 66.51%
Scheduled Caste 176,400 88,482 87,918
Scheduled Tribe 12,080 6,048 6,032
Illiterate 358,749 148,429 210,320

Caste-wise Population - Salem Taluka

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 13.9% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.9% of total population in Salem Taluka of .

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 176,400 88,482 87,918
Schedule Tribe 12,080 6,048 6,032

Religion-wise Population - Salem Taluka

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,179,787 (92.7%) 598,616 581,171
Muslim 66,134 (5.2%) 32,870 33,264
Christian 22,681 (1.78%) 10,977 11,704
Sikh 221 (0.02%) 125 96
Buddhist 80 (0.01%) 41 39
Jain 931 (0.07%) 485 446
Other Religion 158 (0.01%) 86 72
No Religion Specified 2,751 (0.22%) 1,513 1,238

Literacy Rate - Salem Taluka

Average literacy rate of Salem Taluka in 2011 were 79.59% in which, male and female literacy were 85.47% and 73.57% respectively. Total literate in Salem Taluka were 913,994 of which male and female were 496,284 and 417,710 respectively.


Sex Ratio - Salem Taluka

The Sex Ratio of Salem Taluka is 974 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 974 females in Salem Taluka. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 941 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 974 ) of Salem Taluka.


Child Population - Salem Taluka

According to Census 2011, there were 124,312 children between age 0 to 6 years in Salem Taluka. Out of which 124,312 were male while 124,312 were female.

Urban/Rural Population - Salem Taluka

As per Census 2011, there are total 274,815 families under Salem Taluka living in urban areas while 274,815 families are living within Rural areas. Thus around 82.9% of total population of Salem Taluka lives in Urban areas while 17.1% lives under Rural areas. Population of children (0 - 6 years) in urban region is 102,271 while that in rural region is 22,041.

Total Urban Rural
Population 1,272,743 1,055,535 217,208
Children (0 - 6 years) 124,312 102,271 22,041
Schedule Caste 176,400 138,005 38,395
Schedule Tribe 12,080 1,917 10,163
Literacy 79.59% 82.09% 67.38%
Sex Ratio 974 981 941

Working Population - Salem Taluka

In Salem Taluka out of total population, 547,889 were engaged in work activities. 95.1% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 4.9% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 547,889 workers engaged in Main Work, 24,162 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 43,464 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 520,963 377,266 143,697
Cultivators 24,162 14,734 9,428
Agriculture Labourer 43,464 20,038 23,426
Household Industries 63,855 40,253 23,602
Other Workers 389,482 302,241 87,241
Marginal Workers 26,926 13,632 13,294
Non Working 724,854 253,815 471,039

Salem Taluka Map


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