Cholapuram Town Panchayat, with population of 6803 is Kumbakonam sub district's the least populous town panchayat located in Kumbakonam sub district of Thanjavur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Cholapuram town panchayat is 7 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 962 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Cholapuram Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of 726 and Cholapuram Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 268.

Nearest railway station is Kumbakonam which is 15 km far from here. Kumbakonam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Thanjavur which is 55 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 265 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1217 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36°C and minimum temperature goes down to 22.8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 6803 people, among them 3195 (47%) are male and 3608 (53%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Cholapuram town panchayat is 11%, among them 49% are boys and 51% are girls. There are 1632 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Cholapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,803 5,414 1,389 0 757
Male 3,195 2,528 667 0 368
Female 3,608 2,886 722 0 389

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 56% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 44% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1060 in Muslims are 1216.

Religion wise population 2011 - Cholapuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,803 3,796 2,963 43 0 0 0 0 1
Male 3,195 1,843 1,337 14 0 0 0 0 1
Female 3,608 1,953 1,626 29 0 0 0 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 6.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 6385. Female population growth rate of the city is 8.3% which is 3.6% higher than male population growth rate of 4.7%. General caste population has increased by 6.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.7% and child population has decreased by -6.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Cholapuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.5% 6.3% 7.7% 0% -6.5%
Male 4.7% 5.3% 2.3% 0% -6.8%
Female 8.3% 7.1% 13.2% 0% -6.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1129 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1142, in schedule caste is 1082. There are 1057 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 37 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Cholapuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 37 19 103 0 6
2011 1129 1142 1082 0 1057
2001 1092 1123 979 0 1051

Literacy

Total 5420 people in the city are literate, among them 2665 are male and 2755 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Cholapuram is 90%. 94% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Cholapuram

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 4.3% 10.4%
2011 89.6% 94.3% 85.6%
2001 82.3% 90% 75.2%

Workers profile

Cholapuram has 30% (2072) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 11% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Cholapuram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.5% 23.9% 6.5% 69.5%
Male 52.1% 43.1% 9% 47.9%
Female 11.3% 6.9% 4.3% 88.7%