Kattivakkam Municipality, with population of about 37 thousand is Mathavaram sub district's the 2nd least populous municipality located in Mathavaram sub district of Thiruvallur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Kattivakkam municipality is 5 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 7693 persons per km2. There are 24 wards in the city, among them Kattivakkam Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 3347 and Kattivakkam Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of 684.

Nearest railway station is Ennore which is 1 km far from here. Madavaram is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 5 km. District head quarter of the city is Thiruvallur which is 70 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 24 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1062 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 37.6°C and minimum temperature goes down to 21.1°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 37 thousand people, among them about 18 thousand (50%) are male and about 18 thousand (50%) 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 Kattivakkam municipality is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 9354 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kattivakkam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 36,617 30,763 5,718 136 4,301
Male 18,466 15,490 2,911 65 2,194
Female 18,151 15,273 2,807 71 2,107

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 9% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 970 in Muslims are 1005 and in Christians are 998.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kattivakkam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 36,617 30,042 3,244 3,123 21 3 6 9 169
Male 18,466 15,248 1,618 1,563 11 1 3 5 17
Female 18,151 14,794 1,626 1,560 10 2 3 4 152

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 12.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 33 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 13.5% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of 11.2%. General caste population has increased by 7.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 47.6%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -13.9% and child population has increased by 5.6% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kattivakkam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.4% 7.7% 47.6% -13.9% 5.6%
Male 11.2% 6.4% 48.4% -17.7% 4%
Female 13.5% 9.1% 46.7% -10.1% 7.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 983 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 986, in schedule caste is 964 and in schedule tribe is 1092. There are 960 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 29 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kattivakkam

Total General SC ST Child
Change 20 25 -12 92 29
2011 983 986 964 1092 960
2001 963 961 976 1000 931

Literacy

Total about 27 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 15 thousand are male and about 13 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kattivakkam is 84%. 90% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kattivakkam

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 2.6% 6.8%
2011 84.4% 90.3% 78.5%
2001 79.9% 87.7% 71.7%

Workers profile

Kattivakkam has 36% (about 13 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 13% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kattivakkam

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.2% 29.7% 6.5% 63.8%
Male 58.8% 48.9% 9.9% 41.2%
Female 13.3% 10.2% 3.1% 86.7%