Chennai Ward No 17, with population of about 25 thousand is Chennai city's the 69th most populous ward, located in Chennai district of the state Tamil Nadu in India.

Demographics

The ward is home to about 25 thousand people, among them about 13 thousand (51%) are male and about 12 thousand (49%) are female. 90% 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 Chennai Ward No 17 is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 5722 households in the ward and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chennai Ward No 17

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 24,670 22,190 2,466 14 2,399
Male 12,537 11,262 1,267 8 1,232
Female 12,133 10,928 1,199 6 1,167

Growth of population

Population of the ward has increased by 2.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the ward is -0.2% which is -4.7% lower than male population growth rate of 4.5%. General caste population has decreased by -1.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 44% and child population has decreased by -5% in the ward since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 17

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2.1% -1.1% 44% 0% -5%
Male 4.5% 0.8% 53% 0% -3.3%
Female -0.2% -3% 35.5% 0% -6.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 968 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 970, in schedule caste is 946 and in schedule tribe is 750. There are 947 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the ward. Overall sex ratio in the ward has decreased by 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 34 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 17

Total General SC ST Child
Change -45 -39 -123 750 -34
2011 968 970 946 750 947
2001 1013 1009 1069 0 981

Literacy

Total about 19 thousand people in the ward are literate, among them about 10 thousand are male and 9218 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chennai WARD NO.-0017 is 88%. 91% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the ward has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 17

Total Male Female
Change 7.0% 5.4% 8.5%
2011 87.5% 90.9% 84.1%
2001 80.5% 85.5% 75.6%

Workers profile

Chennai WARD NO.-0017 has 37% (9034) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 16% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chennai Ward No 17

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.6% 32.6% 4% 63.4%
Male 56.6% 52.3% 4.4% 43.4%
Female 15.9% 12.2% 3.7% 84.1%