Alandur Taluka, with population of about 6.4 lakh is Kancheepuram district's the most populous sub district, located in Kancheepuram district of the state Tamil Nadu in India.

There are 13 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Pallavaram, Alandur, Pammal and Anakaputhur Municipalities; Pallavaram Municipality and Out Growth; St.Thomas Mount-cum-Pallavaram Cantonment Board; Thiruneermalai, Nandambakkam and Meenambakkam Town Panchayats; Polichalur, Tirusulam and Moovarasampettai Census Towns and Meenambakkam Town Panchayat and Out Growth.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.4 lakh people, among them about 3.2 lakh (50%) are male and about 3.2 lakh (50%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Alandur taluka is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.6 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

100% population of Alandur taluka live in the Alandur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Alandur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 642,237 533,223 106,748 2,266 67,032
Male 322,086 267,718 53,207 1,161 34,107
Female 320,151 265,505 53,541 1,105 32,925

Most populated Cities in Alandur

Cities
Name Population
Pallavaram 215417
Pallavaram 215417
Alandur 164430
Pammal 75870
Anakaputhur 48050
St.Thomas Mount-cum-Pallavaram 43795
Thiruneermalai 30702
Polichalur 21906
Tirusulam 14086
Nandambakkam 11239

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 10% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 7% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 988 in Christians are 1031 and in Muslims are 988.

Religion wise population 2011 - Alandur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 642,237 527,320 44,548 64,152 516 187 1,262 133 4,119
Male 322,086 265,197 22,414 31,592 292 101 625 66 1,799
Female 320,151 262,123 22,134 32,560 224 86 637 67 2,320

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -34.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -33.1% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of -35.7%. General caste population has decreased by -36.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -20.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -45.4% and child population has decreased by -38.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Alandur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -34.4% -36.6% -20.3% -45.4% -38.5%
Male -35.7% -37.9% -21.1% -44.5% -38.7%
Female -33.1% -35.2% -19.5% -46.4% -38.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 994 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 992, in schedule caste is 1006 and in schedule tribe is 952. There are 965 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 38 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Alandur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 38 41 21 -33 6
2011 994 992 1006 952 965
2001 956 951 985 985 959

Cities with highest sex ratio in Alandur

Literacy

Total about 5.3 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.7 lakh are male and about 2.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Alandur 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 - Alandur

Total Male Female
Change 4.9% 3.0% 7.0%
2011 92% 95.1% 88.9%
2001 87.1% 92.1% 81.9%

Cities with highest literacy rate in Alandur

Workers profile

Alandur has 39% (about 2.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% 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 - Alandur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.7% 34.8% 3.9% 61.3%
Male 58.1% 53.5% 4.6% 41.9%
Female 19.1% 15.9% 3.2% 80.9%

Biggest Cities in Alandur