Tambaram Taluka, with population of about 3.8 lakh is Kancheepuram district's the 5th least populous sub district, located in Kancheepuram district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 7 villages in the sub district, among them Mudichur is the most populous village with population of about 15 thousand and Moolacheri is the least populous village with population of 148. Agaramthen is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 4 km2 and Moolacheri is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 7 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Tambaram Municipality; Sembakkam, Chitlapakkam, Perungalathur, Madambakkam and Peerkankaranai Town Panchayats and Peerkankaranai Town Panchayat and Out Growth.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.8 lakh people, among them about 1.9 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.9 lakh (49%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tambaram taluka is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 98 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 93% (about 3.6 lakh) live in Tambaram Sub District urban part and 7% (about 27 thousand) population live in the Tambaram Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tambaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 383,718 325,906 54,289 3,523 39,732
Male 194,083 165,182 27,117 1,784 20,228
Female 189,635 160,724 27,172 1,739 19,504

Most populated Villages and Cities in Tambaram

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Mudichur 15438 Tambaram 174787
Agaramthen 4172 Sembakkam 45356
Vengapakkam 2758 Chitlapakkam 37906
Kasbapuram 2606 Perungalathur 37342
Kovilancheri 1253 Madambakkam 31681
Madurapakkam 1021 Peerkankaranai 29250
Moolacheri 148 Peerkankaranai 25871

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 11% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 972 in Christians are 1032 and in Muslims are 941.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tambaram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 383,718 318,807 19,850 42,165 240 159 901 82 1,514
Male 194,083 161,696 10,227 20,750 134 90 464 54 668
Female 189,635 157,111 9,623 21,415 106 69 437 28 846

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -60.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -60.4% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of -61.2%. General caste population has decreased by -61.2%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -59.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -15.1% and child population has decreased by -63.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tambaram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -60.8% -61.2% -59.5% -15.1% -63.6%
Male -61.2% -61.7% -59.8% -14.7% -63.7%
Female -60.4% -60.8% -59.1% -15.6% -63.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 977 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 973, in schedule caste is 1002 and in schedule tribe is 975. There are 964 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 21 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 - Tambaram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 22 17 -10 5
2011 977 973 1002 975 964
2001 956 951 985 985 959

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Tambaram

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Moolacheri 1349 Chitlapakkam 1001
Agaramthen 1021 Sembakkam 998
Mudichur 993 Perungalathur 987
Kasbapuram 988 Peerkankaranai 987
Vengapakkam 957 Peerkankaranai 983
Kovilancheri 949 Madambakkam 971
Madurapakkam 948 Tambaram 963

Literacy

Total about 3.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.7 lakh are male and about 1.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tambaram is 92%. 95% of male and 89% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tambaram

Total Male Female
Change 4.9% 3.1% 6.9%
2011 92% 95.2% 88.8%
2001 87.1% 92.1% 81.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Tambaram

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mudichur 91 Chitlapakkam 94
Kasbapuram 87 Sembakkam 93
Agaramthen 84 Madambakkam 92
Kovilancheri 82 Peerkankaranai 92
Vengapakkam 80 Tambaram 92
Moolacheri 75 Peerkankaranai 92
Madurapakkam 72 Perungalathur 91

Workers profile

Tambaram has 39% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 19% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tambaram

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.9% 35.1% 3.8% 61.1%
Male 58.6% 54% 4.6% 41.4%
Female 18.8% 15.8% 3% 81.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Tambaram

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Agaramthen 3.8 Tambaram 20.4
Mudichur 3.4 Madambakkam 8
Vengapakkam 2.7 Perungalathur 7.4
Madurapakkam 1.3 Peerkankaranai 6.4
Kovilancheri 1.2 Peerkankaranai 6.4
Kasbapuram 1.2 Sembakkam 6.3
Moolacheri 0.4 Chitlapakkam 2.9