Vazhapadi Town Panchayat, with population of about 18 thousand is Vazhapadi sub district's the most populous town panchayat located in Vazhapadi sub district of Salem district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Vazhapadi town panchayat is 8 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 2195 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Vazhapadi Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 2897 and Vazhapadi Ward No 07 is the least populous ward with population of 505.

Nearest railway station is Vazhapadi which is within the city. Vazhapadi is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Salem which is 30 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 292 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 about 18 thousand people, among them 8843 (50%) are male and 8716 (50%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 26% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vazhapadi town panchayat is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 4582 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17,559 12,884 4,629 46 1,679
Male 8,843 6,485 2,335 23 886
Female 8,716 6,399 2,294 23 793

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 982 in Muslims are 1063 and in Christians are 1048.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 17,559 16,743 458 338 1 0 0 1 18
Male 8,843 8,446 222 165 1 0 0 0 9
Female 8,716 8,297 236 173 0 0 0 1 9

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 9.3% which is 0.6% higher than male population growth rate of 8.7%. General caste population has increased by 3.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 155.6% and child population has decreased by -17.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9% 3.7% 26.5% 155.6% -17.8%
Male 8.7% 3% 27.8% 130% -17.2%
Female 9.3% 4.4% 25.2% 187.5% -18.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 986 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 987, in schedule caste is 982 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 895 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 13 -21 200 -13
2011 986 987 982 1000 895
2001 980 974 1003 800 908

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 7105 are male and 5965 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vazhapadi is 82%. 89% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vazhapadi

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 5.8% 11.0%
2011 82.3% 89.3% 75.3%
2001 73.9% 83.5% 64.3%

Workers profile

Vazhapadi has 44% (7674) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 30% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vazhapadi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 43.7% 37.6% 6.1% 56.3%
Male 57.5% 51.3% 6.2% 42.5%
Female 29.7% 23.7% 6% 70.3%