Nagapattinam District, with population of about 16.2 lakh is Tamil Nadu's the 10th least populous district, located in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Nagapattinam district is 2569 km2 and it is the 7th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 629 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Sirkali is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.2 lakh and Thirukkuvalai is the least populous sub district with population of about 61 thousand.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Sirkali and Vedaranyam Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 16.2 lakh people, among them about 8 lakh (49%) are male and about 8.2 lakh (51%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 32% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nagapattinam district is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.1 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 77% (about 12.5 lakh) live in Nagapattinam District rural part and 23% (about 3.6 lakh) population live in the Nagapattinam District urban part. Rural population density of Nagapattinam district is 526 and urban population density is 1942 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nagapattinam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,616,450 1,102,927 509,767 3,756 165,245
Male 798,127 543,948 252,332 1,847 84,335
Female 818,323 558,979 257,435 1,909 80,910

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Nagapattinam

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Sirkali 319715 Thirumullaivasal 13745 Nagapattinam 102905
Nagapattinam 282784 Thirumailadi 13378 Mayiladuthurai 85632
Mayiladuthurai 259634 Vadakkupoigainallur 10826 Sirkali 34927
Vedaranyam 216065 Chettipulam 10367 Vedaranyam 34266
Tharangambadi 207059 Prathabaramapuram 10124 Tharangambadi 23191
Kilvelur 138474 Pudupattinam 10077 Kuthalam 16125
Kuthalam 131948 Keelaiyur 8870 Thalainayar 12798
Thirukkuvalai 60771 Thiruvengadu 8252 Velankanni 11108
Thethakudi South 7695 Tittacheri 9245
Gopalasamuthiram 7427 Manalmedu 9017

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% 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 1016 in Muslims are 1129 and in Christians are 1061.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nagapattinam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,616,450 1,435,072 128,617 47,579 184 450 963 110 3,475
Male 798,127 711,990 60,418 23,082 103 250 522 57 1,705
Female 818,323 723,082 68,199 24,497 81 200 441 53 1,770

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 8.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 9.1% which is 1.1% higher than male population growth rate of 8%. General caste population has increased by 5.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.8% and child population has decreased by -9.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nagapattinam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.6% 5.6% 15.5% 9.8% -9.9%
Male 8% 5.1% 14.7% 6.5% -9.7%
Female 9.1% 6.1% 16.3% 13.2% -10.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1025 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1028, in schedule caste is 1020 and in schedule tribe is 1034. There are 959 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 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nagapattinam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 10 14 62 -4
2011 1025 1028 1020 1034 959
2001 1014 1018 1006 972 963

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tharangambadi 1040 kayattur 1265 Tharangambadi 1097
Kuthalam 1034 Ariyalur 1223 Velankanni 1085
Kilvelur 1027 Thulasenthirapuram 1213 Tittacheri 1075
Mayiladuthurai 1024 Perumalkoil 1190 Vedaranyam 1068
Sirkali 1023 Ilaiyalur 1182 Kilvelur 1058
Thirukkuvalai 1023 Maraiyur 1180 Mayiladuthurai 1045
Nagapattinam 1021 Kadavasal 1174 Manjakollai 1043
Vedaranyam 1015 Kurukkathi 1166 Thalainayar 1041
Punganur 1159 Sirkali 1028
Puthur 1152 Nagapattinam 1026

Literacy

Total about 12.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.4 lakh are male and about 5.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nagapattinam is 84%. 90% of male and 78% 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 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nagapattinam

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 4.9% 9.6%
2011 83.6% 89.8% 77.6%
2001 76.3% 84.9% 68%

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

Workers profile

Nagapattinam has 42% (about 6.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 26% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nagapattinam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.6% 30.1% 11.5% 58.4%
Male 57.8% 44.8% 13% 42.2%
Female 25.8% 15.7% 10% 74.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Nagapattinam