Punjai Thottakurichi Town Panchayat, with population of about 11 thousand is Karur sub district's the 2nd least populous town panchayat located in Karur sub district of Karur district in the state Tamil Nadu in India. Total geographical area of Punjai Thottakurichi town panchayat is 13 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 878 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Punjai Thottakurichi Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 2276 and Punjai Thottakurichi Ward No 05 is the least populous ward with population of 423.

Nearest railway station is Punjai Pugalur which is 3 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 405 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 11 thousand people, among them 5426 (49%) are male and 5543 (51%) are female. 74% 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 Punjai Thottakurichi town panchayat is 7%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are 2920 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Punjai Thottakurichi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,969 8,162 2,800 7 798
Male 5,426 4,069 1,354 3 443
Female 5,543 4,093 1,446 4 355

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1021 in Muslims are 988.

Religion wise population 2011 - Punjai Thottakurichi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,969 10,734 167 66 1 0 0 0 1
Male 5,426 5,310 84 32 0 0 0 0 0
Female 5,543 5,424 83 34 1 0 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 13.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 9649. Female population growth rate of the city is 13.5% which is -0.3% lower than male population growth rate of 13.8%. General caste population has increased by 17.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4% and child population has decreased by -12.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Punjai Thottakurichi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.7% 17.3% 4% 0% -12.8%
Male 13.8% 17.6% 3.7% 0% -4.5%
Female 13.5% 17% 4.3% 0% -21.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1022 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1006, in schedule caste is 1068 and in schedule tribe is 1333. There are 801 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has decreased by 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 171 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Punjai Thottakurichi

Total General SC ST Child
Change -3 -5 7 1333 -171
2011 1022 1006 1068 1333 801
2001 1025 1011 1061 0 972

Literacy

Total 7744 people in the city are literate, among them 4353 are male and 3391 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Punjai Thottakurichi is 76%. 87% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Punjai Thottakurichi

Total Male Female
Change 7.8% 5.6% 10.2%
2011 76.1% 87.4% 65.4%
2001 68.3% 81.8% 55.2%

Workers profile

Punjai Thottakurichi has 46% (5001) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 35% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 28% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Punjai Thottakurichi

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 45.6% 38.9% 6.6% 54.4%
Male 56.7% 50.3% 6.4% 43.3%
Female 34.8% 27.8% 6.9% 65.2%