Kancheepuram Municipality, with population of about 1.6 lakh is Kancheepuram sub district's only municipality located in Kancheepuram sub district of Kancheepuram district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Kancheepuram municipality is 12 km2. Population density of the city is 14026 persons per km2. There are 45 wards in the city, among them Kancheepuram Ward No 07 is the most populous ward with population of 5637 and Kancheepuram Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 2054.

Nearest railway station is Kancheepuram which is within the city. Kancheepuram is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kancheepuram. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 70 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 1.6 lakh people, among them about 82 thousand (50%) are male and about 82 thousand (50%) are female. 96% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kancheepuram municipality is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 42 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kancheepuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 164,384 158,400 5,833 151 15,955
Male 81,992 79,049 2,871 72 8,158
Female 82,392 79,351 2,962 79 7,797

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1006 in Muslims are 988 and in Christians are 1016.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kancheepuram

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 164,384 153,507 8,614 1,361 24 16 664 12 186
Male 81,992 76,535 4,332 675 12 9 334 8 87
Female 82,392 76,972 4,282 686 12 7 330 4 99

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 7.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 8.3% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 6.4%. General caste population has increased by 6.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 41.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -48.5% and child population has decreased by -4.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kancheepuram

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.3% 6.5% 41.2% -48.5% -4.2%
Male 6.4% 5.6% 38.5% -50% -4.5%
Female 8.3% 7.4% 43.9% -47% -4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1005 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1004, in schedule caste is 1032 and in schedule tribe is 1097. There are 956 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 18 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 - Kancheepuram

Total General SC ST Child
Change 18 17 39 62 6
2011 1005 1004 1032 1097 956
2001 987 987 993 1035 950

Literacy

Total about 1.3 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 69 thousand are male and about 62 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kancheepuram is 88%. 93% of male and 83% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kancheepuram

Total Male Female
Change 5.0% 3.1% 6.9%
2011 88.1% 92.9% 83.3%
2001 83.1% 89.8% 76.4%

Workers profile

Kancheepuram has 37% (about 62 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 16% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kancheepuram

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.5% 34.7% 2.7% 62.5%
Male 58.8% 55.4% 3.4% 41.2%
Female 16.2% 14.2% 2% 83.8%