Tiruchendur Taluka, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Thoothukkudi district's the 3rd most populous sub district, located in Thoothukkudi district of the state Tamil Nadu in India. There are 46 villages in the sub district, among them Paramankurichi is the most populous village with population of 9181 and Vahaivilai is the least populous village with population of 447. Manaduthandupathu is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 17 km2 and Vahaivilai is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 10 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kayalpattinam Municipality; Tiruchendur, Arumuganeri, Udangudi, Nazerath and Athur Town Panchayats (limited to 5 most populous) and Veerapandianpattinam (Town) Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (49%) are male and about 1.6 lakh (51%) 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 Tiruchendur taluka is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 78 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 55% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Tiruchendur Sub District urban part and 45% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Tiruchendur Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tiruchendur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 310,945 260,439 49,549 957 32,685
Male 152,066 127,171 24,417 478 16,679
Female 158,879 133,268 25,132 479 16,006

Most populated Villages and Cities in Tiruchendur

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Paramankurichi 9181 Kayalpattinam 40588
Kulasekaranpattinam 7891 Tiruchendur 32171
Punnakayal 7684 Arumuganeri 27266
Manaduthandupathu 6649 Udangudi 19738
Mela Thiruchendur 6537 Nazerath 16584
Mela Authoor 6210 Athur 10138
Semmarikulam 5859 Alwarthirunagiri 9289
Manapad 5795 Veerapandianpattinam (Town) 6015
Kayamozhi 5382 Thenthiruperai 4934
Thirukalore 4840 Kanam 3134

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 65% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 22% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 13% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1034 in Christians are 1042 and in Muslims are 1107.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tiruchendur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 310,945 201,076 41,612 68,038 20 59 7 5 128
Male 152,066 98,870 19,754 33,323 13 31 2 3 70
Female 158,879 102,206 21,858 34,715 7 28 5 2 58

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 6.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 3.6% which is -6.6% lower than male population growth rate of 10.2%. General caste population has increased by 5.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 154.5% and child population has decreased by -4.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tiruchendur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.7% 5.4% 12.6% 154.5% -4.9%
Male 10.2% 9.2% 14.2% 139% -6.3%
Female 3.6% 2.1% 11% 172.2% -3.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1045 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1048, in schedule caste is 1029 and in schedule tribe is 1002. There are 960 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 decreased by 66 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 28 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Tiruchendur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -66 -73 -30 122 28
2011 1045 1048 1029 1002 960
2001 1111 1121 1059 880 932

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Tiruchendur

Literacy

Total about 2.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.3 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tiruchendur is 91%. 93% 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 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tiruchendur

Total Male Female
Change 3.5% 2.5% 4.3%
2011 90.6% 93.5% 87.9%
2001 87.1% 91% 83.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Tiruchendur

Workers profile

Tiruchendur has 36% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 17% female population are working population. 52% 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 - Tiruchendur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.8% 32.5% 3.3% 64.2%
Male 55.5% 51.9% 3.6% 44.5%
Female 17% 14% 2.9% 83%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Tiruchendur