Valasaravakkam Municipality, with population of about 47 thousand is Ambattur sub district's the least populous municipality located in Ambattur sub district of Thiruvallur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Valasaravakkam municipality is 8 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 5922 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Valasaravakkam Ward No 15 is the most populous ward with population of 4472 and Valasaravakkam Ward No 10 is the least populous ward with population of 1778.

Nearest railway station is Kodambakkam which is 6 km far from here. Ambattur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 22 km. District head quarter of the city is Thiruvallur which is 35 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 12 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 47 thousand people, among them about 24 thousand (50%) are male and about 24 thousand (50%) are female. 93% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Valasaravakkam municipality is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 12 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Valasaravakkam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 47,378 44,013 3,320 45 4,696
Male 23,639 21,947 1,671 21 2,439
Female 23,739 22,066 1,649 24 2,257

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 6% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1003 in Christians are 1029 and in Muslims are 988.

Religion wise population 2011 - Valasaravakkam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 47,378 42,695 1,620 2,741 25 7 80 0 210
Male 23,639 21,315 815 1,351 11 4 43 0 100
Female 23,739 21,380 805 1,390 14 3 37 0 110

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 52.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 31 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 56.7% which is 7.4% higher than male population growth rate of 49.3%. General caste population has increased by 47.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 193.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 55.2% and child population has increased by 65.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Valasaravakkam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 52.9% 47.6% 193.8% 55.2% 65.5%
Male 49.3% 44.2% 180.8% 40% 65.6%
Female 56.7% 51.1% 208.2% 71.4% 65.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1004 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 987 and in schedule tribe is 1143. There are 925 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 47 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Valasaravakkam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 47 46 88 210 -1
2011 1004 1005 987 1143 925
2001 957 959 899 933 926

Literacy

Total about 41 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 21 thousand are male and about 20 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Valasaravakkam is 96%. 98% of male and 94% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Valasaravakkam

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 2.7% 5.6%
2011 95.9% 97.8% 94%
2001 91.8% 95.1% 88.4%

Workers profile

Valasaravakkam has 39% (about 18 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 20% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Valasaravakkam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39% 35.7% 3.3% 61%
Male 58.3% 54.4% 3.9% 41.7%
Female 19.8% 17.1% 2.7% 80.2%