Valparai Municipality, with population of about 71 thousand is Valparai sub district's only municipality located in Valparai sub district of Coimbatore district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Valparai municipality is 670 km2. Population density of the city is 106 persons per km2. There are 21 wards in the city, among them Valparai Ward No 09 is the most populous ward with population of 6325 and Valparai Ward No 21 is the least populous ward with population of 2347.

Nearest railway station is Coimbatore which is 106 km far from here. Valparai is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Coimbatore which is 106 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 600 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 71 thousand people, among them about 35 thousand (50%) are male and about 36 thousand (50%) are female. 39% of the whole population are from general caste, 60% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Valparai municipality is 7%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 19 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Valparai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 70,859 27,332 42,286 1,241 5,007
Male 35,204 13,625 20,943 636 2,564
Female 35,655 13,707 21,343 605 2,443

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 14% 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 1011 in Christians are 1034 and in Muslims are 966.

Religion wise population 2011 - Valparai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 70,859 58,703 2,458 9,570 12 9 3 1 103
Male 35,204 29,185 1,250 4,705 5 6 1 1 51
Female 35,655 29,518 1,208 4,865 7 3 2 0 52

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -25.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 95 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is -25.9% which is -0.9% lower than male population growth rate of -25%. General caste population has decreased by -35.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -18.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 2% and child population has decreased by -53.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Valparai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -25.5% -35.3% -18.1% 2% -53.5%
Male -25% -35.6% -16.9% 2.3% -52.7%
Female -25.9% -35% -19.4% 1.7% -54.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1013 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1006, in schedule caste is 1019 and in schedule tribe is 951. 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 decreased by 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 34 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Valparai

Total General SC ST Child
Change -12 9 -31 -6 -34
2011 1013 1006 1019 951 953
2001 1025 997 1050 957 987

Literacy

Total about 56 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 30 thousand are male and about 26 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Valparai is 84%. 92% of male and 77% 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 - Valparai

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 1.8% 6.3%
2011 84.4% 91.5% 77.5%
2001 80.3% 89.7% 71.2%

Workers profile

Valparai has 54% (about 38 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 50% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 45% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Valparai

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 54.2% 48.6% 5.6% 45.8%
Male 58.6% 52.6% 5.9% 41.4%
Female 50% 44.7% 5.3% 50%