Belur Town Panchayat, with population of 8736 is Vazhapadi sub district's the least populous town panchayat located in Vazhapadi sub district of Salem district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Belur town panchayat is 7 km2 and it is the smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1285 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Belur Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 832 and Belur Ward No 10 is the least populous ward with population of 300.

Nearest railway station is Vazhapadi which is 6 km far from here. Vazhapadi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 6 km. District head quarter of the city is Salem which is 30 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 375 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 860.2 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 39.1°C and minimum temperature goes down to 19.7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 8736 people, among them 4367 (50%) are male and 4369 (50%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 24% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Belur town panchayat is 10%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 2290 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Belur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8,736 6,621 2,067 48 875
Male 4,367 3,303 1,025 39 423
Female 4,369 3,318 1,042 9 452

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 12% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1001 in Muslims are 983.

Religion wise population 2011 - Belur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 8,736 7,607 1,079 45 2 0 0 0 3
Male 4,367 3,802 544 18 1 0 0 0 2
Female 4,369 3,805 535 27 1 0 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -3.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9012. Female population growth rate of the city is -1.7% which is 2.7% higher than male population growth rate of -4.4%. General caste population has decreased by -8.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 585.7% and child population has decreased by -12.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Belur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -3.1% -8.2% 15.3% 585.7% -12.9%
Male -4.4% -8.7% 8.8% 680% -23.4%
Female -1.7% -7.7% 22.6% 350% -0.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1000 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1005, in schedule caste is 1017 and in schedule tribe is 231. There are 1069 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 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 248 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Belur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 12 115 -169 248
2011 1000 1005 1017 231 1069
2001 974 993 902 400 821

Literacy

Total 6198 people in the city are literate, among them 3372 are male and 2826 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Belur is 79%. 85% of male and 72% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Belur

Total Male Female
Change 8.5% 7.3% 9.7%
2011 78.8% 85.5% 72.1%
2001 70.3% 78.2% 62.4%

Workers profile

Belur has 45% (3937) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 30% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Belur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 45.1% 38.5% 6.6% 54.9%
Male 60.1% 53.2% 7% 39.9%
Female 30% 23.8% 6.2% 70%