Thirunagar Town Panchayat, with population of about 17 thousand is Madurai South sub district's the most populous town panchayat located in Madurai South sub district of Madurai district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Thirunagar town panchayat is 5 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 3132 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Thirunagar Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of 2650 and Thirunagar Ward No 06 is the least populous ward with population of 484.

Nearest railway station is Thiruparankundram which is 2 km far from here. Madurai South is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Madurai which is 5 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 464 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 713.3 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.7°C and minimum temperature goes down to 19.9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 17 thousand people, among them 8252 (50%) are male and 8346 (50%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thirunagar town panchayat is 8%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 4418 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thirunagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16,598 16,159 426 13 1,398
Male 8,252 8,029 214 9 723
Female 8,346 8,130 212 4 675

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 5% 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 1005 in Christians are 1080 and in Muslims are 1068.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thirunagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 16,598 15,280 515 751 2 1 3 2 44
Male 8,252 7,620 249 361 2 0 2 1 17
Female 8,346 7,660 266 390 0 1 1 1 27

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 6.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 5.4% which is -2.8% lower than male population growth rate of 8.2%. General caste population has increased by 5.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 103.8% and child population has increased by 5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thirunagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.8% 5.4% 103.8% 0% 5%
Male 8.2% 6.7% 116.2% 0% 4.5%
Female 5.4% 4.1% 92.7% 0% 5.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1011 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1013, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 444. There are 934 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 28 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thirunagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change -28 -25 -120 444 9
2011 1011 1013 991 444 934
2001 1039 1038 1111 0 925

Literacy

Total about 15 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 7358 are male and 7153 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thirunagar is 95%. 98% of male and 93% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thirunagar

Total Male Female
Change 2.1% 1.2% 2.8%
2011 95.5% 97.7% 93.2%
2001 93.4% 96.5% 90.4%

Workers profile

Thirunagar has 41% (6780) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 25% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 22% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thirunagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.8% 36.7% 4.2% 59.2%
Male 56.9% 51.9% 5% 43.1%
Female 25% 21.7% 3.3% 75%