Chennai Ward No 26, with population of about 20 thousand is Chennai city's the 54th least populous ward, located in Chennai district of the state Tamil Nadu in India.

Demographics

The ward is home to about 20 thousand people, among them about 10 thousand (51%) are male and 9823 (49%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chennai Ward No 26 is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 4656 households in the ward and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chennai Ward No 26

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20,239 17,519 2,717 3 2,061
Male 10,416 9,046 1,368 2 1,074
Female 9,823 8,473 1,349 1 987

Growth of population

Population of the ward has decreased by -11.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 23 thousand. Female population growth rate of the ward is -10% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of -12.3%. General caste population has decreased by -10.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -14.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -83.3% and child population has decreased by -9.8% in the ward since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 26

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -11.2% -10.6% -14.9% -83.3% -9.8%
Male -12.3% -11.7% -15.8% -66.7% -9.1%
Female -10% -9.3% -13.9% -91.7% -10.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 943 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 937, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 500. There are 919 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the ward. Overall sex ratio in the ward has increased by 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 26

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 25 21 -1500 -17
2011 943 937 986 500 919
2001 919 912 965 2000 936

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the ward are literate, among them 8700 are male and 7622 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chennai WARD NO.-0026 is 90%. 93% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the ward has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 26

Total Male Female
Change 4.4% 3.7% 5.3%
2011 89.8% 93.1% 86.3%
2001 85.4% 89.4% 81%

Workers profile

Chennai WARD NO.-0026 has 37% (7574) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 13% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chennai Ward No 26

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.4% 33.4% 4% 62.6%
Male 60% 55.3% 4.8% 40%
Female 13.5% 10.2% 3.2% 86.5%