Dindigul Municipality, with population of about 2.1 lakh is Dindigul sub district's only municipality located in Dindigul sub district of Dindigul district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Dindigul municipality is 14 km2. Population density of the city is 14799 persons per km2. There are 48 wards in the city, among them Dindigul Ward No 14 is the most populous ward with population of 8493 and Dindigul Ward No 21 is the least populous ward with population of 1401.

Nearest railway station is Dindigul which is within the city. Dindigul is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Dindigul. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 460 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 820 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 33.7°C and minimum temperature goes down to 24.2°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1 lakh (50%) are male and about 1 lakh (50%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dindigul municipality is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 54 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dindigul

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 207,327 191,460 15,724 143 19,603
Male 103,027 95,125 7,839 63 10,126
Female 104,300 96,335 7,885 80 9,477

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 69% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 17% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 14% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1007 in Christians are 1049 and in Muslims are 995.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dindigul

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 207,327 143,275 29,374 34,386 37 33 15 3 204
Male 103,027 71,381 14,722 16,785 18 11 8 1 101
Female 104,300 71,894 14,652 17,601 19 22 7 2 103

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 5.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 6.6% which is 2.7% higher than male population growth rate of 3.9%. General caste population has increased by 4.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 22.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -38.9% and child population has decreased by -5.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dindigul

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.3% 4.1% 22.2% -38.9% -5.3%
Male 3.9% 2.8% 21.3% -47.1% -5.1%
Female 6.6% 5.5% 23% -30.4% -5.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1012 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1013, in schedule caste is 1006 and in schedule tribe is 1270. There are 936 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dindigul

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 26 14 304 -4
2011 1012 1013 1006 1270 936
2001 987 987 992 966 940

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 88 thousand are male and about 82 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dindigul is 90%. 94% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dindigul

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 1.6% 5.1%
2011 90.2% 94.2% 86.3%
2001 86.9% 92.6% 81.2%

Workers profile

Dindigul has 38% (about 78 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 18% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dindigul

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.5% 35.8% 1.7% 62.5%
Male 57.7% 55.8% 2% 42.3%
Female 17.6% 16.1% 1.5% 82.4%