Coimbatore Municipal Corporation, with population of about 10.5 lakh is Coimbatore South sub district's only municipal corporation located in Coimbatore South sub district of Coimbatore district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Coimbatore municipal corporation is 106 km2. Population density of the city is 9950 persons per km2. There are 72 wards in the city, among them Coimbatore Ward No 72 is the most populous ward with population of about 49 thousand and Coimbatore Ward No 39 is the least populous ward with population of 4665.

Nearest railway station is Coimbatore which is 1 km far from here. Coimbatore South is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 1 km. District head quarter of the city is Coimbatore which is 1 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 500 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1177.8 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 19°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 10.5 lakh people, among them about 5.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 5.2 lakh (50%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Coimbatore municipal corporation is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.8 lakh households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Coimbatore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,050,721 942,089 107,949 683 102,069
Male 526,163 471,730 54,070 363 52,275
Female 524,558 470,359 53,879 320 49,794

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 8% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 993 in Muslims are 983 and in Christians are 1050.

Religion wise population 2011 - Coimbatore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,050,721 875,370 90,670 79,162 481 223 2,978 99 1,738
Male 526,163 439,120 45,722 38,611 263 119 1,528 52 748
Female 524,558 436,250 44,948 40,551 218 104 1,450 47 990

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 12.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 15.8% which is 5.7% higher than male population growth rate of 10.1%. General caste population has increased by 10.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 39.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 27.7% and child population has increased by 12.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Coimbatore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.9% 10.4% 39.9% 27.7% 12.1%
Male 10.1% 7.5% 39.4% 29.2% 12.9%
Female 15.8% 13.5% 40.3% 26% 11.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 997 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 997, in schedule caste is 996 and in schedule tribe is 882. There are 953 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 49 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Coimbatore

Total General SC ST Child
Change 49 53 6 -22 -15
2011 997 997 996 882 953
2001 948 944 990 904 968

Literacy

Total about 8.7 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 4.5 lakh are male and about 4.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Coimbatore is 91%. 94% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Coimbatore

Total Male Female
Change 3.1% 1.6% 4.9%
2011 91.3% 94.5% 88.1%
2001 88.2% 92.9% 83.2%

Workers profile

Coimbatore has 40% (about 4.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 20% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Coimbatore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.5% 38.3% 2.2% 59.5%
Male 61% 58.8% 2.2% 39%
Female 19.9% 17.7% 2.2% 80.1%