Vellore District, with population of about 39.4 lakh is Tamil Nadu's the 3rd most populous district, located in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Vellore district is 6075 km2 and it is the 4th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 648 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Vellore is the most populous sub district with population of about 7 lakh and Arcot is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.5 lakh.

There are 15 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Vellore Municipal Corporation; Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyatham, Arakonam and Tirupathur Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous) and Walajapet Municipality and Out Growth.

Demographics

The district is home to about 39.4 lakh people, among them about 19.6 lakh (50%) are male and about 19.7 lakh (50%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vellore district is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 9.3 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 57% (about 22.3 lakh) live in Vellore District rural part and 43% (about 17 lakh) population live in the Vellore District urban part. Rural population density of Vellore district is 404 and urban population density is 3129 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vellore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,936,331 3,003,164 860,212 72,955 432,550
Male 1,961,688 1,500,357 424,668 36,663 222,460
Female 1,974,643 1,502,807 435,544 36,292 210,090

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Vellore

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Vellore 696110 Madapalli 14868 Vellore 185803
Tirupathur 561708 A.K.Mottur 11304 Ambur 114608
Arakonam 504026 Perumapattu 10195 Vaniyambadi 95061
Wallajah 444758 Ponnai 10190 Gudiyatham 91558
Gudiyatham 425353 Thiriyalam 9773 Arakonam 78395
Katpadi 391100 Periyankuppam 9444 Tirupathur 64125
Vaniyambadi 336548 Puthagaram 9434 Sathuvachari 56951
Ambur 326211 Kothakottai 9408 Arcot 55955
Arcot 250517 Perumuchi 9373 Pernampattu 51271
Adiyur 9329 Ranipettai 50764

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1003 in Muslims are 1014 and in Christians are 1100.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vellore

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,936,331 3,397,857 414,760 111,390 676 438 3,514 251 7,445
Male 1,961,688 1,696,684 205,947 53,044 407 251 1,780 131 3,444
Female 1,974,643 1,701,173 208,813 58,346 269 187 1,734 120 4,001

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 13.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 34.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 13.7% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 12.7%. General caste population has increased by 11.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.7% and child population has increased by 0.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vellore

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.2% 11.2% 20.5% 15.7% 0.1%
Male 12.7% 10.8% 19.8% 15.1% 0%
Female 13.7% 11.7% 21.2% 16.4% 0.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1007 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1002, in schedule caste is 1026 and in schedule tribe is 990. There are 944 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vellore

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 9 12 11 1
2011 1007 1002 1026 990 944
2001 997 993 1014 979 943

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Vellore

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ambur 1026 Mulluvadi 1302 Gandhinagar 1217
Vellore 1024 Chinthagambenta 1213 Ranipettai 1091
Gudiyatham 1018 Marudamangalam 1178 Shenbakkam 1065
Wallajah 1012 Ammavaripalle 1165 Pennathur 1051
Arcot 1009 Sripadanallore 1146 Kilmanavur 1043
Arakonam 1001 Nelvoy 1129 Sathkar 1041
Katpadi 1000 Perapperi 1128 Kalavai 1040
Vaniyambadi 991 Sirunkanchi 1122 Thuthipattu 1040
Tirupathur 980 Melshanankuppam 1122 Valathur 1039
Veerankuppam 1119 Dharapadavedu 1037

Literacy

Total about 27.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 15 lakh are male and about 12.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vellore is 79%. 86% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vellore

Total Male Female
Change 6.8% 4.5% 9.1%
2011 79.2% 86.5% 71.9%
2001 72.4% 82% 62.8%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Vellore

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Vellore 82 Sampanginallore 92 Gandhinagar 96
Wallajah 82 Maniyambattu 90 Arakonam 91
Katpadi 82 Perumuchi 90 Dharapadavedu 90
Ambur 80 Edayansathu 90 Ranipettai 90
Arcot 79 Arapakkam 90 Kilvaithinankuppam 90
Arakonam 78 Sekkanur 89 Sathuvachari 90
Gudiyatham 78 Olakasi 89 Ammanur 90
Vaniyambadi 76 Thalayarampattu 89 Katpadi 90
Tirupathur 75 Thalayatham 89 Kangeyanallur 89
Ammavaripalle 88 Arcot 88

Workers profile

Vellore has 43% (about 16.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 29% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vellore

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42.9% 34.6% 8.4% 57.1%
Male 57.3% 48.9% 8.4% 42.7%
Female 28.6% 20.3% 8.3% 71.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vellore

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kothur R.F 25.5 Katpadi 35
Mangalam Extension 25.5 Allapuram 19
Mallangunda 25.5 Navlock Garden 18.4
Mangalam R.F. 24.7 Ambur 18
Nellivasalnadu 20.8 Sathuvachari 16.1
Pungampattunadu 19.7 Jolarpet 13.1
Chakkaramallur 19.5 Dharapadavedu 12.9
Pudurnadu 19.3 Walajapet 12.4
Elagiri Hills 18.4 Walajapet 12.4
Poongulam 17.6 Vellore 11.7