Gingee Town Panchayat, with population of about 27 thousand is Gingee sub district's the most populous town panchayat located in Gingee sub district of Viluppuram district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Gingee town panchayat is 12 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2319 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Gingee Ward No 03 is the most populous ward with population of 3009 and Gingee Ward No 12 is the least populous ward with population of 998.

Nearest railway station is Tindivanam which is 27 km far from here. Gingee is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Viluppuram which is 38 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 140 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1096.9 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 36.9°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20.8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 27 thousand people, among them about 14 thousand (51%) are male and about 13 thousand (49%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gingee town panchayat is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 6259 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gingee

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27,045 21,377 5,365 303 2,893
Male 13,696 10,813 2,740 143 1,470
Female 13,349 10,564 2,625 160 1,423

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 75% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 6% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 973 in Muslims are 965 and in Christians are 1014.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gingee

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 27,045 20,201 5,044 1,678 2 0 35 2 83
Male 13,696 10,239 2,567 833 2 0 17 1 37
Female 13,349 9,962 2,477 845 0 0 18 1 46

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 27.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 27.5% which is 0.4% higher than male population growth rate of 27.1%. General caste population has increased by 21.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 54.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 48.5% and child population has increased by 17.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gingee

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27.3% 21.6% 54.8% 48.5% 17.7%
Male 27.1% 21.8% 52.3% 41.6% 22.8%
Female 27.5% 21.4% 57.5% 55.3% 12.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 975 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 977, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 1119. There are 968 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 85 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gingee

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 -3 31 99 -85
2011 975 977 958 1119 968
2001 972 980 927 1020 1053

Literacy

Total about 21 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 11 thousand are male and 9599 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gingee is 86%. 91% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gingee

Total Male Female
Change 5.5% 2.3% 8.9%
2011 85.6% 90.6% 80.5%
2001 80.1% 88.3% 71.6%

Workers profile

Gingee has 40% (about 11 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 27% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gingee

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.4% 26.9% 13.5% 59.6%
Male 53.9% 38.3% 15.5% 46.1%
Female 26.7% 15.2% 11.5% 73.3%