Punjaipugalur Town Panchayat, with population of about 23 thousand is Karur sub district's the most populous town panchayat located in Karur sub district of Karur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Punjaipugalur town panchayat is 25 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 936 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Punjaipugalur Ward No 08 is the most populous ward with population of 2221 and Punjaipugalur Ward No 14 is the least populous ward with population of 404.

Nearest railway station is Pugalur which is 10 km far from here. Karur is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 15 km. District head quarter of the city is Karur which is 15 km away. Chennai is the state head quarter of the city and is 415 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 637.1 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38.9°C and minimum temperature goes down to 18.6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 23 thousand people, among them about 12 thousand (49%) are male and about 12 thousand (51%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Punjaipugalur town panchayat is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 6783 households in the city and an average 3 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Punjaipugalur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23,408 19,979 3,429 0 2,004
Male 11,542 9,852 1,690 0 1,034
Female 11,866 10,127 1,739 0 970

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% 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 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1026 in Muslims are 1030 and in Christians are 1084.

Religion wise population 2011 - Punjaipugalur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 23,408 21,637 1,277 473 12 0 2 2 5
Male 11,542 10,678 629 227 5 0 1 0 2
Female 11,866 10,959 648 246 7 0 1 2 3

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 15.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 16.7% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 13.8%. General caste population has increased by 13.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.9% and child population has decreased by -9.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Punjaipugalur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.3% 13.8% 24.9% -100% -9.9%
Male 13.8% 11.8% 27.2% -100% -7.5%
Female 16.7% 15.8% 22.8% -100% -12.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1028 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1028, in schedule caste is 1029. There are 938 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 decreased by 52 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Punjaipugalur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 35 -36 -333 -52
2011 1028 1028 1029 0 938
2001 1002 993 1065 333 990

Literacy

Total about 18 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9565 are male and 8263 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Punjaipugalur is 83%. 91% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Punjaipugalur

Total Male Female
Change 5.9% 3.8% 8.1%
2011 83.3% 91% 75.8%
2001 77.4% 87.2% 67.7%

Workers profile

Punjaipugalur has 43% (about 10 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 25% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Punjaipugalur

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.8% 41.7% 1.1% 57.2%
Male 60.5% 59.5% 1% 39.5%
Female 25.5% 24.3% 1.1% 74.5%