Tiruppur District, with population of about 24.8 lakh is Tamil Nadu's the 12th most populous district, located in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Tiruppur district is 5187 km2 and it is the 8th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 478 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Tiruppur is the most populous sub district with population of about 9.8 lakh and Madathukulam is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.8 lakh.

There are 7 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Tiruppur Municipal Corporation; Velampalayam, S.Nallur, Udumalaipettai, Dharapuram and Palladam Municipalities (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 24.8 lakh people, among them about 12.5 lakh (50%) are male and about 12.3 lakh (50%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tiruppur district is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 7.1 lakh households in the district and an average 3 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 61% (about 15.2 lakh) live in Tiruppur District urban part and 39% (about 9.6 lakh) population live in the Tiruppur District rural part. Rural population density of Tiruppur district is 220 and urban population density is 1827 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tiruppur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,479,052 2,077,718 395,876 5,458 241,351
Male 1,246,159 1,046,512 196,907 2,740 123,612
Female 1,232,893 1,031,206 198,969 2,718 117,739

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Tiruppur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Tiruppur 981247 Ganapathipalayam 14022 Tiruppur 444352
Avanashi 340899 Naranapuram 14018 Velampalayam 87427
Dharapuram 282752 Mudalipalayam 13900 S.Nallur 70115
Palladam 245522 Thekkalur 12688 Udumalaipettai 61133
Udumalaipettai 237861 Kannamanaickanur 12375 Dharapuram 56007
Kangeyam 209385 Pongalur 11688 Neripperichal 53579
Madathukulam 181386 South Avanashipalayam 11575 Veerapandi 50301
Ichipatti 9527 Palladam 42225
Somavarapatti 9428 Thottipalayam 40503
Andigoundanur 9232 Vellakoil 40359

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 5% 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 987 in Muslims are 1005 and in Christians are 1029.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tiruppur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,479,052 2,278,835 123,983 70,015 455 198 371 119 5,076
Male 1,246,159 1,146,733 61,835 34,509 282 109 195 62 2,434
Female 1,232,893 1,132,102 62,148 35,506 173 89 176 57 2,642

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -3.1% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of -4.8%. General caste population has decreased by -3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -6.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -69.2% and child population has decreased by -4.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tiruppur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -4% -3% -6.2% -69.2% -4.5%
Male -4.8% -3.7% -7.7% -69.3% -5.2%
Female -3.1% -2.2% -4.8% -69% -3.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 989 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 985, in schedule caste is 1010 and in schedule tribe is 992. There are 952 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Tiruppur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 15 31 11 13
2011 989 985 1010 992 952
2001 972 970 979 981 939

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Avanashi 1013 Sinnapappanuthu 1469 Poolankinar 1306
Udumalaipettai 1013 Kudiraiar & Kukkal R.F. 1233 Avanashi 1176
Dharapuram 1011 Chittambalam 1127 Kaniyur 1055
Madathukulam 1008 Poomandanvalavu 1115 Kannivadi 1051
Kangeyam 999 Verajimangalam 1093 Dharapuram 1045
Palladam 987 Aratholuvu 1093 Udumalaipettai 1041
Tiruppur 965 Thammareddipalayam 1090 Kolathupalayam 1032
Thekkalur 1088 Madathukulam 1022
Alampalayam 1087 Kunnathur 1021
Punjaithalaiyur 1085 Mulanur 1018

Literacy

Total about 17.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.6 lakh are male and about 8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tiruppur is 79%. 85% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tiruppur

Total Male Female
Change 13.3% 10.2% 16.7%
2011 78.7% 85.5% 71.8%
2001 65.4% 75.3% 55.1%

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

Workers profile

Tiruppur has 51% (about 12.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 66% male and 36% female population are working population. 62% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 32% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tiruppur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 51.1% 47.1% 3.9% 48.9%
Male 65.8% 62% 3.8% 34.2%
Female 36.2% 32.1% 4.1% 63.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Tiruppur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Anamalai R.F. 293.2 Vellakoil 64.8
Amaravathi R.F. 135 Mulanur 48.8
Kudiraiar & Kukkal R.F. 85.1 Kolathupalayam 37
Kilangudal 57.8 Muthur 32.7
Komarapalayam 50.7 Chinnakkampalayam 32.3
Ponnivadi 50.1 Sankaramanallur 32
Patchapalayam 50.1 Dhali 32
Senapathipalayam 45.8 Komaralingam 31.5
Surianallur 42 Rudravathi 30
Sivanmalai 40.9 Tiruppur 27.2