Thoothukkudi Taluka, with population of about 4.8 lakh is Thoothukkudi district's the most populous sub district, located in Thoothukkudi district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 24 villages in the sub district, among them Thoothukudi is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Sendilampannai is the least populous village with population of 103. Umarikottai is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 26 km2 and Thoothukudi is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 7 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Thoothukkudi Municipal Corporation; Milavittan, Mappilaiurani, Muttayyapuram, Athimarapatti and Sankaraperi Census Towns (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.8 lakh people, among them about 2.4 lakh (50%) are male and about 2.4 lakh (50%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Thoothukkudi taluka is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 86% (about 4.1 lakh) live in Thoothukkudi Sub District urban part and 14% (about 67 thousand) population live in the Thoothukkudi Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Thoothukkudi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 478,328 406,756 70,573 999 53,393
Male 239,342 203,251 35,576 515 27,156
Female 238,986 203,505 34,997 484 26,237

Most populated Villages and Cities in Thoothukkudi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Thoothukudi 14159 Thoothukkudi 237830
Mudivaithanendal 5927 Milavittan 45863
Kuttudankadu 5065 Mappilaiurani 40035
Korampallam 4912 Muttayyapuram 32494
Ayyanadaippu 4693 Athimarapatti 22218
Servaikaranmadam 4473 Sankaraperi 19844
Kuliyankarisal 3951 Kumaragiri 13344
Kattalangulam 2835
Maravanmatam 2664
Mullakadu 2191

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 25% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 992 in Christians are 1020 and in Muslims are 988.

Religion wise population 2011 - Thoothukkudi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 478,328 342,962 16,472 117,817 32 133 20 92 800
Male 239,342 172,198 8,284 58,319 24 77 11 76 353
Female 238,986 170,764 8,188 59,498 8 56 9 16 447

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 18% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 18.3% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 17.7%. General caste population has increased by 16.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 29.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 5.9% and child population has increased by 8.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Thoothukkudi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18% 16.2% 29.8% 5.9% 8.6%
Male 17.7% 15.9% 29.6% 8% 9.1%
Female 18.3% 16.5% 30.1% 3.9% 8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 999 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1001, in schedule caste is 984 and in schedule tribe is 940. There are 966 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Thoothukkudi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 6 4 -37 -11
2011 999 1001 984 940 966
2001 993 995 980 977 977

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Thoothukkudi

Literacy

Total about 3.9 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Thoothukkudi is 91%. 94% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Thoothukkudi

Total Male Female
Change 4.0% 2.3% 5.7%
2011 91% 94% 87.9%
2001 87% 91.7% 82.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Thoothukkudi

Workers profile

Thoothukkudi has 37% (about 1.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 16% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Thoothukkudi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.8% 33.5% 3.3% 63.2%
Male 57.4% 53.5% 3.9% 42.6%
Female 16.1% 13.5% 2.6% 83.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Thoothukkudi