Gandhinagar Town Panchayat, with population of 9114 is Katpadi sub district's the least populous town panchayat located in Katpadi sub district of Vellore district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Gandhinagar town panchayat is 7 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1346 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Gandhinagar Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 1127 and Gandhinagar Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 228.

Nearest railway station is Katpadi which is 2 km far from here. Katpadi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 2 km. District head quarter of the city is Vellore which is 5 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 147 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 814.8 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to 14.6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 9114 people, among them 4111 (45%) are male and 5003 (55%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gandhinagar town panchayat is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 2133 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,114 8,630 470 14 686
Male 4,111 3,914 191 6 360
Female 5,003 4,716 279 8 326

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 78% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 19% 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 1116 in Christians are 1797 and in Muslims are 1128.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,114 7,122 266 1,706 0 9 4 0 7
Male 4,111 3,366 125 610 0 4 3 0 3
Female 5,003 3,756 141 1,096 0 5 1 0 4

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -3.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9487. Female population growth rate of the city is 5% which is 17.9% higher than male population growth rate of -12.9%. General caste population has decreased by -5.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 52.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -62.2% and child population has decreased by -11.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -3.9% -5.6% 52.6% -62.2% -11.6%
Male -12.9% -14.3% 36.4% -62.5% -12.4%
Female 5% 3.1% 66.1% -61.9% -10.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1217 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1205, in schedule caste is 1461 and in schedule tribe is 1333. There are 906 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 208 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 208 203 261 20 18
2011 1217 1205 1461 1333 906
2001 1009 1002 1200 1313 888

Literacy

Total 8110 people in the city are literate, among them 3675 are male and 4435 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gandhinagar is 96%. 98% of male and 95% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone down by 0%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gandhinagar

Total Male Female
Change -0.3% -0.4% 0.1%
2011 96.2% 98% 94.8%
2001 96.5% 98.4% 94.7%

Workers profile

Gandhinagar has 35% (3201) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 19% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gandhinagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.1% 31% 4.1% 64.9%
Male 54.7% 49.9% 4.8% 45.3%
Female 19% 15.4% 3.6% 81%