Perambalur District, with population of about 5.7 lakh is Tamil Nadu's the least populous district, located in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Perambalur district is 1756 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 322 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Kunnam is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.5 lakh and Veppanthattai is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.5 lakh.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Perambalur Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 5.7 lakh people, among them about 2.8 lakh (50%) are male and about 2.8 lakh (50%) are female. 69% of the whole population are from general caste, 31% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Perambalur district is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.5 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 4.7 lakh) live in Perambalur District rural part and 17% (about 97 thousand) population live in the Perambalur District urban part. Rural population density of Perambalur district is 280 and urban population density is 1161 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Perambalur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 565,223 387,350 175,289 2,584 59,567
Male 282,157 193,421 87,444 1,292 31,135
Female 283,066 193,929 87,845 1,292 28,432

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Perambalur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kunnam 254124 Elambalur 10357 Perambalur 49648
Perambalur 162356 Veppanthattai (North) 10148 Arumbavur 12467
Veppanthattai 148743 V.Kalathur 9230 Kurumbalur 12420
Aranarai (North) 9005 Labbaikudikadu 11891
Ladapuram (East) 8537 Poolambadi 10737
Padalur (West) 6484
Esanai 6340
Chettikulam 6231
Eraiyur 6074
Siruvayalur 5800

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1000 in Muslims are 1058 and in Christians are 1002.

Religion wise population 2011 - Perambalur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 565,223 521,658 32,702 10,301 83 39 38 26 376
Male 282,157 260,853 15,893 5,145 33 21 15 11 186
Female 283,066 260,805 16,809 5,156 50 18 23 15 190

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 14.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 14.4% which is -0.2% lower than male population growth rate of 14.6%. General caste population has increased by 13.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -21.9% and child population has decreased by -1.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Perambalur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.5% 13.5% 17.5% -21.9% -1.5%
Male 14.6% 13.4% 18.4% -24.4% -0.3%
Female 14.4% 13.7% 16.7% -19.2% -2.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1003 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1003, in schedule caste is 1005 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 913 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 24 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Perambalur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -3 3 -14 64 -24
2011 1003 1003 1005 1000 913
2001 1006 1000 1019 936 937

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Veppanthattai 1017 Adhanur (South) 1212 Poolambadi 1038
Kunnam 1003 Athiyur (South) 1209 Kurumbalur 1021
Perambalur 990 Koothur 1137 Arumbavur 1014
Kilamathur (south) 1129 Perambalur 1013
Thaluthalai 1122 Labbaikudikadu 992
Kariyanur 1119
Vallikandapuram 1110
Thevaiyur (South) 1110
Bhujangarayanallur 1109
Sirukanpur (East) 1108

Literacy

Total about 3.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 1.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Perambalur is 74%. 83% of male and 66% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Perambalur

Total Male Female
Change 8.2% 5.0% 11.5%
2011 74.3% 82.9% 65.9%
2001 66.1% 77.9% 54.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Perambalur 81 Aranarai (North) 94 Labbaikudikadu 93
Veppanthattai 73 T.Kalathur 84 Perambalur 90
Kunnam 71 Eraiyur 83 Kurumbalur 79
V.Kalathur 81 Arumbavur 76
Udumbiam 80 Poolambadi 72
Noothappur (South) 80
Velur 79
Melapuliyur (West) 79
Aduthurai 79
Ladapuram (East) 79

Workers profile

Perambalur has 53% (about 3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 48% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 40% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Perambalur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 53% 45.1% 7.9% 47%
Male 57.6% 50.6% 7% 42.4%
Female 48.4% 39.7% 8.7% 51.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Perambalur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Keelakkarai 22.8 Arumbavur 22.6
Malayappatti 20.2 Perambalur 20.6
Irur 20 Poolambadi 18
Neikuppai 19.8 Kurumbalur 17.6
Sengunam 19 Labbaikudikadu 4.9
Odium 18.5
Anukkur 18.3
Pillankulam 18.2
Venbavur 18.1
Veppanthattai (North) 17.9