Pudukkottai District, with population of about 16.2 lakh is Tamil Nadu's the 11th least populous district, located in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Pudukkottai district is 4644 km2 and it is the 12th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 348 persons per km2. There are 11 sub districts in the district, among them Pudukkottai is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.3 lakh and Manamelkudi is the least populous sub district with population of about 87 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Pudukkottai and Aranthangi Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 16.2 lakh people, among them about 8 lakh (50%) are male and about 8.2 lakh (50%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pudukkottai district is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 3.9 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 80% (about 13 lakh) live in Pudukkottai District rural part and 20% (about 3.2 lakh) population live in the Pudukkottai District urban part. Rural population density of Pudukkottai district is 291 and urban population density is 1873 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pudukkottai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,618,345 1,332,258 284,804 1,283 179,688
Male 803,188 661,113 141,428 647 91,696
Female 815,157 671,145 143,376 636 87,992

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Pudukkottai

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Pudukkottai 228282 Kodikulam 13955 Pudukkottai 117630
Iluppur 219491 Varpattu 9681 Aranthangi 40814
Aranthangi 195782 Kovilur 9543 Pudukkottai 26116
Alangudi 170419 Nattanipurasakudi 9358 Karambakkudi 14626
Kulathur 162524 Tirumayam 8988 Iluppur 14127
Thirumayam 158860 Vadakadu 8541 Ponnamaravathi 12676
Karambakudi 110604 Ponnamaravathi West 8494 Alangudi 12367
Ponnamaravathi 108479 Thekkattur 7632 Keeranur 11667
Gandarvakkottai 89982 Vadavalam 7563 Viralimalai 10883
Avudayarkoil 87250 Manamelkudi 7033 Keeramangalam 9357

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1012 in Muslims are 1041 and in Christians are 1021.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pudukkottai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,618,345 1,428,784 114,194 72,850 119 81 32 293 1,992
Male 803,188 709,977 55,943 36,049 62 48 16 133 960
Female 815,157 718,807 58,251 36,801 57 33 16 160 1,032

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 10.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 10.9% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 10.9%. General caste population has increased by 10.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 62% and child population has decreased by -2.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pudukkottai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.9% 10.2% 14.2% 62% -2.2%
Male 10.9% 10.1% 14.3% 62.6% -2.5%
Female 10.9% 10.2% 14% 61.4% -2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1015 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1015, in schedule caste is 1014 and in schedule tribe is 983. There are 960 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pudukkottai

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 0 -3 -7 5
2011 1015 1015 1014 983 960
2001 1015 1015 1017 990 955

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Aranthangi 1056 Veluvur 3500 Keeramangalam 1091
Alangudi 1028 Munnattanvayal 1800 Aranthangi 1030
Karambakudi 1022 Muduvalaikudi 1556 Iluppur 1014
Manamelkudi 1018 Omakkavayal 1415 Annavasal 1011
Ponnamaravathi 1017 Kulattur 1299 Alangudi 1011
Thirumayam 1011 Veezhimar 1250 Ponnamaravathi 1010
Iluppur 1010 Panjatti 1248 Arimalam 1004
Pudukkottai 1004 Pillaiyartidal 1212 Kallangudy 1004
Kulathur 996 Amanji 1211 Pudukkottai 1003
Avudayarkoil 994 Ekapperumalur 1209 Nathampannai 1002

Literacy

Total about 11.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6.1 lakh are male and about 5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pudukkottai is 77%. 86% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pudukkottai

Total Male Female
Change 6.1% 3.1% 9.0%
2011 77.2% 85.6% 69%
2001 71.1% 82.5% 60%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pudukkottai 85 Veluvur 100 Pudukkottai 93
Manamelkudi 83 Soiruveli 100 Ammapattinam 92
Aranthangi 81 Agavayal 96 Pudukkottai 91
Alangudi 80 Kurichi 94 Aranthangi 91
Avudayarkoil 79 Sirunattanvayal 94 Ponnamaravathi 89
Thirumayam 75 Poovampatti 92 Keeranur 89
Ponnamaravathi 74 Subramanyapuram 92 Alangudi 87
Karambakudi 74 Narpavalakkudi 91 Kallangudy 86
Kulathur 74 Pudukkottai R.F. 91 Nathampannai 86
Iluppur 71 Kanur 90 Viralimalai 86

Workers profile

Pudukkottai has 47% (about 7.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 36% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pudukkottai

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.1% 39.6% 7.5% 52.9%
Male 58.7% 51.8% 6.8% 41.3%
Female 35.6% 27.5% 8.2% 64.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pudukkottai

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Pudukkottai R.F. 27.1 Keeramangalam 35.5
Perungudi 26.5 Ponnamaravathi 25
Varpattu 26.5 Aranthangi 15.4
Kunnathur 26 Pudukkottai 13
Vadavalam 23 Annavasal 10.5
Thulaiyanur 22.5 Iluppur 10.1
Lakshmanapatti 22.1 Arimalam 9.2
Thekkattur 21.7 Keeranur 8.4
Lembalakudi 21.1 Viralimalai 8
Mullur 21 Kallangudy 6.6