Tirunelveli Municipal Corporation, with population of about 4.7 lakh is Tirunelveli sub district's only municipal corporation located in Tirunelveli sub district of Tirunelveli district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Tirunelveli municipal corporation is 109 km2. Population density of the city is 4359 persons per km2. There are 55 wards in the city, among them Tirunelveli Ward No 26 is the most populous ward with population of about 18 thousand and Tirunelveli Ward No 06 is the least populous ward with population of 5092.

Nearest railway station is Tirunelveli which is within the city. Tirunelveli is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Tirunelveli. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 605 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 901.1 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 35.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 21.7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.7 lakh people, among them about 2.3 lakh (49%) are male and about 2.4 lakh (51%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tirunelveli municipal corporation is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tirunelveli

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 473,637 409,735 62,393 1,509 46,624
Male 233,659 202,434 30,480 745 23,894
Female 239,978 207,301 31,913 764 22,730

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 20% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 11% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1025 in Muslims are 1018 and in Christians are 1066.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tirunelveli

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 473,637 326,833 94,802 50,172 39 47 73 5 1,666
Male 233,659 161,432 46,985 24,284 18 26 43 3 868
Female 239,978 165,401 47,817 25,888 21 21 30 2 798

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 15% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 15% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 15%. General caste population has increased by 14%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.4%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -11% and child population has increased by 4.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tirunelveli

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15% 14% 23.4% -11% 4.7%
Male 15% 14.1% 22% -7.2% 5.3%
Female 15% 13.8% 24.8% -14.4% 4.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1027 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1024, in schedule caste is 1047 and in schedule tribe is 1026. There are 951 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Tirunelveli

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 -2 23 -86 -11
2011 1027 1024 1047 1026 951
2001 1026 1026 1024 1112 962

Literacy

Total about 3.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tirunelveli is 90%. 95% of male and 86% 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 - Tirunelveli

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 2.1% 6.3%
2011 90.4% 94.7% 86.2%
2001 86.2% 92.6% 79.9%

Workers profile

Tirunelveli has 39% (about 1.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 23% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tirunelveli

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.5% 35.7% 2.9% 61.5%
Male 54.7% 51.5% 3.2% 45.3%
Female 22.8% 20.3% 2.5% 77.2%