Aranthangi Taluka, with population of about 2 lakh is Pudukkottai district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Pudukkottai district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 98 villages in the sub district, among them Merpanaikadu is the most populous village with population of 6759 and Chidambarapuram is the least populous village with population of 9. Kurumbur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 17 km2 and Karaikkadu is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Aranthangi Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 95 thousand (49%) are male and about 1 lakh (51%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Aranthangi taluka is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 49 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 79% (about 1.5 lakh) live in Aranthangi Sub District rural part and 21% (about 41 thousand) population live in the Aranthangi Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Aranthangi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 195,782 175,154 20,170 458 21,571
Male 95,245 85,083 9,923 239 11,048
Female 100,537 90,071 10,247 219 10,523

Most populated Villages and Cities in Aranthangi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Merpanaikadu 6759 Aranthangi 40814
Mukkudi 6468
Arasarkulam Melpathi 5462
Chidambaraviduthy 5177
Silattur 5099
Memangalam 4910
Aliyanilai 4341
Kurumbur 4332
Arasarkulam Keelpathi 3959
Tirunalur 3916

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1046 in Muslims are 1140 and in Christians are 1113.

Religion wise population 2011 - Aranthangi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 195,782 174,612 17,303 3,780 8 1 3 8 67
Male 95,245 85,327 8,084 1,789 5 1 2 3 34
Female 100,537 89,285 9,219 1,991 3 0 1 5 33

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.4% which is 2.8% higher than male population growth rate of 7.6%. General caste population has increased by 9.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 7.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 74.1% and child population has decreased by -0.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Aranthangi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9% 9.1% 7.4% 74.1% -0.2%
Male 7.6% 7.6% 7.1% 71.9% 0.2%
Female 10.4% 10.6% 7.7% 76.6% -0.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1056 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1059, in schedule caste is 1033 and in schedule tribe is 916. There are 952 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 27 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Aranthangi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 27 29 6 24 -9
2011 1056 1059 1033 916 952
2001 1029 1030 1027 892 961

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Aranthangi

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Munnattanvayal 1800 Aranthangi 1030
Omakkavayal 1415
Panjatti 1248
Amanji 1211
Ekapperumalur 1209
Kalakkudi 1204
Urvani 1201
Arasarkulam Melpathi 1199
Nemmilikkadu 1189
Sattanendal 1175

Literacy

Total about 1.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 75 thousand are male and about 66 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Aranthangi is 81%. 89% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub 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 - Aranthangi

Total Male Female
Change 5.7% 2.7% 8.8%
2011 81.1% 88.9% 73.8%
2001 75.4% 86.2% 65%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Aranthangi

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sirunattanvayal 94 Aranthangi 91
Subramanyapuram 92
Narpavalakkudi 91
Chidambarapuram 89
Kalakkudi 89
Allaraimelvayal 88
Attani 87
Tiruvayppadi 87
Vembangudi 87
Neivelinathapuram 87

Workers profile

Aranthangi has 45% (about 88 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 32% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Aranthangi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.9% 37.8% 7.1% 55.1%
Male 58.2% 51.9% 6.3% 41.8%
Female 32.2% 24.4% 7.8% 67.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Aranthangi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kurumbur 16.7 Aranthangi 15.4
Alappirandan 14
Memangalam 12.1
Aliyanilai 11.7
Silattur 11.5
Retnakottai 11.3
Rajendrapuram 11.1
Veeramangalam 10.7
Sivandankadu 10.5
Puvattakudi 10.5