Chennai Ward No 78, with population of about 23 thousand is Chennai city's the 77th least populous ward, located in Chennai district of the state Tamil Nadu in India.

Demographics

The ward is home to about 23 thousand people, among them about 12 thousand (52%) are male and about 11 thousand (48%) 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 78 is 8%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 5624 households in the ward and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chennai Ward No 78

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23,476 20,352 3,097 27 1,856
Male 12,319 10,733 1,571 15 945
Female 11,157 9,619 1,526 12 911

Growth of population

Population of the ward has decreased by -8.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 26 thousand. Female population growth rate of the ward is -9.7% which is -2.1% lower than male population growth rate of -7.6%. General caste population has decreased by -6.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -21% and child population has decreased by -16.2% in the ward since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 78

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -8.6% -6.5% -21% 0% -16.2%
Male -7.6% -5.6% -20% 0% -16.5%
Female -9.7% -7.5% -22.1% 0% -16%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 906 females per 1000 male in the ward. Sex ratio in general caste is 896, in schedule caste is 971 and in schedule tribe is 800. There are 964 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 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 78

Total General SC ST Child
Change -20 -18 -26 800 6
2011 906 896 971 800 964
2001 926 914 997 0 958

Literacy

Total about 21 thousand people in the ward are literate, among them about 11 thousand are male and 9522 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chennai WARD NO.-0078 is 96%. 98% of male and 93% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the ward has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chennai Ward No 78

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 3.0% 5.2%
2011 95.6% 98% 92.9%
2001 91.5% 95% 87.7%

Workers profile

Chennai WARD NO.-0078 has 38% (8919) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 22% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chennai Ward No 78

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38% 34.7% 3.3% 62%
Male 52.1% 48.7% 3.5% 47.9%
Female 22.4% 19.2% 3.2% 77.6%