Ambattur Municipality, with population of about 4.7 lakh is Ambattur sub district's the most populous municipality located in Ambattur sub district of Thiruvallur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Ambattur municipality is 40 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 11551 persons per km2. There are 52 wards in the city, among them Ambattur Ward No 35 is the most populous ward with population of about 30 thousand and Ambattur Ward No 10 is the least populous ward with population of 1963.

Nearest railway station is Ambattur which is within the city. Ambattur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 2 km. District head quarter of the city is Thiruvallur which is 30 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 20 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1062 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 21.1°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.7 lakh people, among them about 2.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 2.3 lakh (50%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ambattur municipality is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ambattur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 466,205 411,118 53,559 1,528 48,444
Male 234,923 207,232 26,906 785 24,829
Female 231,282 203,886 26,653 743 23,615

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 9% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 980 in Christians are 1023 and in Muslims are 985.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ambattur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 466,205 403,430 17,152 41,731 232 169 784 63 2,644
Male 234,923 203,751 8,641 20,631 127 92 406 27 1,248
Female 231,282 199,679 8,511 21,100 105 77 378 36 1,396

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 49.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 53.5% which is 6.9% higher than male population growth rate of 46.6%. General caste population has increased by 44.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 111%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 104.6% and child population has increased by 45.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ambattur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 49.9% 44.3% 111% 104.6% 45.6%
Male 46.6% 41.1% 106.5% 121.1% 45.8%
Female 53.5% 47.8% 115.7% 89.5% 45.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 985 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 984, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 946. There are 951 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ambattur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 45 45 43 -158 -3
2011 985 984 991 946 951
2001 940 939 948 1104 954

Literacy

Total about 3.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ambattur is 92%. 95% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ambattur

Total Male Female
Change 3.1% 1.8% 4.6%
2011 92.2% 95.4% 88.9%
2001 89.1% 93.6% 84.3%

Workers profile

Ambattur has 40% (about 1.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 20% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ambattur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.6% 35.2% 4.4% 60.4%
Male 58.7% 53.9% 4.9% 41.3%
Female 20.1% 16.2% 3.8% 79.9%