Tiruvottiyur Municipality, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Mathavaram sub district's the most populous municipality located in Mathavaram sub district of Thiruvallur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Tiruvottiyur municipality is 21 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 11645 persons per km2. There are 48 wards in the city, among them Tiruvottiyur Ward No 43 is the most populous ward with population of about 14 thousand and Tiruvottiyur Ward No 01 is the least populous ward with population of 2038.

Nearest railway station is Tiruvottiyur which is within the city. Madavaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 5 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 10 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 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (50%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tiruvottiyur municipality is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 64 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tiruvottiyur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 249,446 213,612 35,332 502 26,903
Male 125,300 107,430 17,625 245 13,782
Female 124,146 106,182 17,707 257 13,121

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% 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 7% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 987 in Christians are 1034 and in Muslims are 990.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tiruvottiyur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 249,446 208,783 17,287 21,344 172 99 368 85 1,308
Male 125,300 105,062 8,689 10,494 96 57 203 51 648
Female 124,146 103,721 8,598 10,850 76 42 165 34 660

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 17.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 19.9% which is 4.6% higher than male population growth rate of 15.3%. General caste population has increased by 15%; Schedule caste population has increased by 35%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 38.3% and child population has increased by 12.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tiruvottiyur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.5% 15% 35% 38.3% 12.7%
Male 15.3% 12.8% 32.5% 31% 12.7%
Female 19.9% 17.3% 37.5% 46% 12.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 991 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 988, in schedule caste is 1005 and in schedule tribe is 1049. There are 952 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 38 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Tiruvottiyur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 38 38 37 108 0
2011 991 988 1005 1049 952
2001 953 950 968 941 952

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1 lakh are male and about 94 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tiruvottiyur is 89%. 92% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tiruvottiyur

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 1.9% 5.5%
2011 88.6% 92.4% 84.8%
2001 85.1% 90.5% 79.3%

Workers profile

Tiruvottiyur has 38% (about 94 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 16% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tiruvottiyur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.7% 32.5% 5.2% 62.3%
Male 59.6% 53.1% 6.4% 40.4%
Female 15.6% 11.6% 3.9% 84.4%