Perungudi Town Panchayat, with population of about 43 thousand is Sholinganallur sub district's the 2nd least populous town panchayat located in Sholinganallur sub district of Kancheepuram district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Perungudi town panchayat is 5 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 9291 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Perungudi Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 5753 and Perungudi Ward No 07 is the least populous ward with population of 1243.

Nearest railway station is Pallavaram which is 10 km far from here. Sholinganallur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Kancheepuram which is 70 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 20 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1156.8 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to 21°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 43 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (51%) are male and about 21 thousand (49%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Perungudi town panchayat is 12%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 11 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Perungudi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 43,111 37,023 5,939 149 5,180
Male 22,028 18,887 3,074 67 2,710
Female 21,083 18,136 2,865 82 2,470

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 9% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 951 in Christians are 982 and in Muslims are 949

Religion wise population 2011 - Perungudi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 43,111 37,649 910 3,920 15 2 28 18 569
Male 22,028 19,297 467 1,978 7 2 15 11 251
Female 21,083 18,352 443 1,942 8 0 13 7 318

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 82.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 90% which is 13.5% higher than male population growth rate of 76.5%. General caste population has increased by 73.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 171.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 231.1% and child population has increased by 58.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Perungudi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 82.8% 73.4% 171.3% 231.1% 58.1%
Male 76.5% 67.3% 162.3% 179.2% 69%
Female 90% 80.3% 181.7% 290.5% 47.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 957 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 960, in schedule caste is 932 and in schedule tribe is 1224. There are 911 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 68 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 131 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Perungudi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 68 69 64 349 -131
2011 957 960 932 1224 911
2001 889 891 868 875 1042

Literacy

Total about 33 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 18 thousand are male and about 15 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Perungudi is 86%. 91% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Perungudi

Total Male Female
Change 3.8% 2.4% 6.1%
2011 86.2% 90.7% 81.6%
2001 82.4% 88.3% 75.5%

Workers profile

Perungudi has 44% (about 19 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 26% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Perungudi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 43.8% 38.2% 5.5% 56.2%
Male 60.9% 55.2% 5.7% 39.1%
Female 25.8% 20.5% 5.3% 74.2%