Chennai Ward No 72, with population of about 32 thousand is Chennai city's the 46th most populous ward, located in Chennai district of the state Tamil Nadu in India.

Demographics

The ward is home to about 32 thousand people, among them about 16 thousand (50%) are male and about 16 thousand (50%) are female. 61% of the whole population are from general caste, 39% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chennai Ward No 72 is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 7870 households in the ward and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chennai Ward No 72

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32,446 19,715 12,705 26 3,120
Male 16,367 9,969 6,382 16 1,598
Female 16,079 9,746 6,323 10 1,522

Growth of population

Population of the ward has increased by 12.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 29 thousand. Female population growth rate of the ward is 13.9% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 11%. General caste population has decreased by -0.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 40.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 225% and child population has decreased by -0.4% in the ward since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 72

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.4% -0.6% 40.7% 225% -0.4%
Male 11% -1.8% 39% 166.7% -1.5%
Female 13.9% 0.7% 42.3% 400% 0.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 982 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 978, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 625. There are 952 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 21 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 72

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 25 23 292 21
2011 982 978 991 625 952
2001 957 953 968 333 931

Literacy

Total about 26 thousand people in the ward are literate, among them about 14 thousand are male and about 12 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chennai WARD NO.-0072 is 88%. 93% of male and 82% 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 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 72

Total Male Female
Change 7.1% 5.3% 9.0%
2011 87.6% 92.7% 82.4%
2001 80.5% 87.4% 73.4%

Workers profile

Chennai WARD NO.-0072 has 39% (about 12 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 22% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chennai Ward No 72

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.5% 33.6% 4.9% 61.5%
Male 54.8% 48.9% 5.9% 45.2%
Female 22% 17.9% 4% 78%